“Charity is at the core of the Butterfield Bermuda Championship. Birdies for Charity and the BF&M Volunteer Programme make it possible to expand our reach and offer more opportunities to get involved and make a positive impact on the community.” Justin Belanger, Tournament Director.
Amid scenic fairways and breath-taking ocean views, the Butterfield Bermuda Championship will take place at the Port Royal Golf Course from October 25th to the 31st. This year’s exciting tournament features a field size of 132 players, 72 holes of stroke play, with the winner taking home 500 FedExCup points and competing for a purse of $6.5M. This official FedEx Cup event will showcase Bermuda worldwide with 14 hours of live Golf Channel broadcasting.
In addition to outstanding golf, the tournament benefits more than 50 local charities. To date, the event has raised over $400,000.
“Each PGA TOUR tournament is committed to making a positive charitable impact on the local community,” says Justin Belanger.
New to the tournament this year is the Birdies for Charity program which will match funds to provide Bermuda’s non-profits with the opportunity to increase their visibility and solicit donations. Organisations will receive all monies raised and up to a 10% match on every donation. No minimum donation amount is required.
The BF&M Volunteer Programme is requesting the services of local charities to assist in their volunteer efforts. For every individual who registers to volunteer, the BF&M Volunteer Programme will give back a donation of $200 to the charity of their choice. Individuals must complete the required shifts and duties for the charitable donation. Knowledge of golf isn’t required, and 500 hundred volunteers are needed.
The tournament has a variety of opportunities to volunteer, from Gallery Management Ambassadors and Walking Scorers. Join the BF&M Volunteer Programme to raise money and get a behind-the-scenes look to witness some of the greatest golfers in the world. Volunteers must be at least 18 years of age by October 1, 2021, but select opportunities are available for anyone between the ages of 13 and 17.
“Volunteers are the face of the tournament. We are so grateful for the support shown by the people of Bermuda over the past 3 years to make the Butterfield Bermuda Championship a success and help us give back to our community,” says Justin Belanger. “The hard work of non-profits shows us first-hand the positive impact from funds raised through the tournament. We are proud to play a role in supporting the future of golf for Bermudians and look forward to watching the game grow in the years to come.”
The Butterfield Bermuda Championship is proud to partner with the Bermuda Golf Association & Bermuda Professional Golfers Association to assist in growing the game of golf on the island. A donation of $20,000 was given to the Bermuda Golf Association, and a scholarship beginning in 2021 to be used towards providing individuals an opportunity to further his/her education and career through the Professional Golf Association program. The scholarship is to further his/her knowledge in the fields of business management, golf coaching, sports science, equipment knowledge, rules and tournament organization, coaching youths, and personal and career development.
There will be 4 spots in the Butterfield Bermuda Championship for Bermudian golfers to qualify through the Bermuda Open Qualifier, taking place on October 12th and 13th. The 36-hole, individual stroke play event is open to local Bermudian professional and amateur players. In addition to the Bermuda Open Qualifier, the Butterfield Bermuda Championship is partnering with the American Junior Golf Association to host the Bermuda Junior Championship. This event will showcase the best junior golfers in the world and give the opportunity to junior Bermuda golfers to compete in this showcase event.
Through promotion of tourism through golf, the Butterfield Bermuda Championship in partnership with the Bermuda Tourism Authority is the presenting sponsor of the Unity Cup during Bermuda Black Golfers Week. This event will take place on November 3rd, 2021.
“We are excited to be the presenting sponsor of the Unity Cup and to have folks from all backgrounds join us in Bermuda through the game of golf,” says Justin Belanger.
Saturday, October 30th is Family Day, presented by Butterfield at the Butterfield Bermuda Championship. Youths 15 and under with a ticketed adult will be admitted free to the tournament grounds.
BF&M Volunteer Charity Programme: Volunteer opportunities and information can be found at www.butterfieldchampionship.com or by contacting Arden Vickers, Volunteer Manager at email@example.com.
Butterfield Bermuda Championship: For more information on the event, visit www.bermudachampionship.com or email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Facebook. Instagram. Twitter. #ButterfieldBDAChampionship.