Causes

Charitable Causes

American Cancer Society

Official Website

The American Cancer Society is a nationwide, community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem. Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, the ACS has 12 chartered Divisions, more than 900 local offices nationwide, and a presence in more than 5,100 communities.

American Diabetes Association

Official Website

The American Diabetes Association's mission is to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes.

American Heart Association

Official Website

The American Heart Association is the nation’s oldest and largest voluntary organization dedicated to fighting cardiovascular diseases.

American Lung Association

Official Website

The American Lung Association is the leading organization working to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease through Education, Advocacy and Research. With the generous support of the public, we are "Fighting for Air." When you join the American Lung Association in the fight for healthy lungs and healthy air, you help save lives today and keep America healthy tomorrow.

Angels Making a Difference / St. Jude's Children's Hospital

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Note: Sunset Grove Golf Club participants are hiking for these two causes. At time of fulfillment, the pledger can choose how to split pledged funds between the two causes. Angels Making A Difference assists in the support of our local Oregon cancer patients and families with a vast array of resources. The mission of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is to advance cures, and means of prevention, for pediatric catastrophic diseases through research and treatment.

Bandon Community Health Center

Official Website

The mission of the Bandon Community Health Center is to provide an efficient, friendly and caring environment for the delivery of high quality, affordable primary health care services for all residents of Bandon and the surrounding areas.

Bella's Angels

Official Website

Bella’s Angels assists families of children who suffer from C.H.A.R.G.E syndrome, also known as “Bella’s Buddies,” with medical expenses not covered by insurance, as well as providing emotional support, parent to parent assistance, and information on community resources.

Blessings in a Backpack

Official Website

Blessings in a Backpack partners with America to ensure impoverished elementary school children are fed on the weekends throughout the school year.

Building Hope in the City - Cincinnati

Official Website

BHITC-Cincinnati is a Christian-based, Lutheran inner-city ministry in Cincinnati. Our mission is to restore the city of Cincinnati to God by sharing Christ and connecting God’s people in service to our urban communities.

Cancer Research Institute

Official Website

The Cancer Research Institute is a charitable organization that raises funds for cancer immunology research from individuals, corporations, and foundations. We provide direct support to cancer scientists through fellowships, grants, and awards.

Cancer Support Center

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Formed in 1994, the Jennifer S. Fallick Cancer Support Center in Homewood, Ill. provides free comprehensive resources that help people improve their quality of life during the cancer experience.

Craig Hospital Foundation

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Craig Hospital in Denver, Colorado is world renowned as a premier center for specialty rehabilitation and research for people with spinal cord injury and traumatic brain injury. Craig Hospital Foundation supports the hospital in achieving its goals through philanthropy.

Cross-Cultural Thresholds

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CCT is focused on working with grass roots leaders in materially disadvantaged communities to create better educational opportunities for kids. CCT is currently working with several educational visionaries in Kibera, Nairobi, Kenya and over the past four years has helped to develop two schools that are currently serving over 500 kids.

Daniel Murphy Scholarship Fund

Official Website

The mission of the Daniel Murphy Scholarship Fund is to give high school scholarship assistance and educational support to Chicago students from economically disadvantaged backgrounds. DMSF seeks to make a life-altering difference in the lives of its Scholars by providing them with the best opportunity to succeed in high school and college.

Disabled American Veterans

Official Website

The DAV’s 1.2 million members provide grassroots advocacy and services in communities nationwide. From educating lawmakers and the public about important issues to supporting services and legislation to help disabled veterans — the DAV is there to promote its message of hope to all who have served and sacrificed.

Douglas County CASA / Dazzlers Christian Dance

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Note: Lawrence Country Club participants are hiking for these two local causes. Douglas County CASA is dedicated to making sure these children get the attention they deserve. With the help of specially trained volunteers who advocate for the best interests of these vulnerable children, CASA helps children and teens find safe, permanent and loving homes. Dazzlers Christian Dance offers dance teams for girls ages 3 years old through high school. Girls with mental or physical disabilities are never turned away.

Echoing Green

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Since our founding in 1987 by the leadership and investment of the leading global growth equity firm, General Atlantic, Echoing Green has provided more than 500 promising social entrepreneurs working in over forty countries with $31 million in start-up funding, customized support services, and access to our global network of champions. These social innovators have gone on to launch, and now lead, some of today’s most important social enterprises throughout the world.

Els for Autism

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The Els for Autism Foundation was established in 2009 by Ernie and Liezl Els to focus on the issue of autism. For the last three years the world class pro golfer and his wife have devoted their efforts to a catalytic philanthropic project - The Els Center of Excellence. The Foundation has launched a capital campaign to raise $30 million to finance the facility; the Els' have committed $6 million of their own money.

Evans Scholars Foundation

Official Website

The Evans Scholars Foundation provides full tuition and housing grants to deserving young caddies nationwide.

Friends of the Orphans

Official Website

Friends of the Orphans is dedicated to improving the lives of orphaned, abandoned and disadvantaged children through the support of the Nuestros Pequeños Hermanos (NPH, Spanish for "Our Little Brothers and Sisters") network of orphanages in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Glenwood Academy

Official Website

Glenwood Academy nurtures and educates at-risk children by inspiring excellence, building character, and strengthening community.

Habitat for Humanity

Official Website

Habitat for Humanity International is a nonprofit, nondenominational Christian housing ministry. Habitat welcomes all people—regardless of race, religion, ethnicity or any other difference—to build and repair simple, decent, affordable houses with those who lack adequate shelter.

Histiocytosis Association

Official Website

Histiocytosis Association is dedicated to raising awareness about histiocytic disorders, providing educational and emotional support, and funding research leading to better treatments and a cure.

JDRF

Official Website

JDRF is the leading global organization focused on type 1 diabetes (T1D) research. The goal of JDRF research is to improve the lives of all people affected by T1D by accelerating progress on the most promising opportunities for curing, better treating, and preventing T1D.

Jewish Family & Children's Service of Greater Monmouth County

Official Website

The mission of JF&CS of Greater Monmouth County is to provide innovative, responsive, cost effective, non-sectarian human services that enhance the quality of life for children, families and the aged in our community, while reflecting the shared compassion, ancient wisdom and unifying traditions of Judaism.

Karingal

Official Website

Karingal is a not-for-profit organisation providing a range of services for people with a disability or mental illness, older Australians and those who are disadvantaged.

Kidney Cancer Association

Official Website

The Kidney Cancer Association (KCA) is a charitable organization made up of patients, family members, physicians, researchers, and other health professionals globally. We fund, promote, and collaborate on research projects, educating families and physicians, and serve as an advocate on behalf of patients at the state and federal levels.

Liam's Land

Official Website

The mission of Liam's Land is to advance the research and identify possible causes of lymphatic malformations by establishing a patient registry and funding further genetic testing and clinical trials.

Maggie's Centres

Official Website

Maggie’s Centres are a UK-based charitable organization dedicated to supporting and empowering people affected by cancer. They are places where people are welcome whenever they need us – from just being diagnosed, or undergoing treatment, to post-treatment, recurrence, end of life or in bereavement.

Make-A-Wish Foundation Greater Bay Area Chapter

Official Website

Make-A-Wish's mission is to grant the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. Founded in 1984, Make-A-Wish is one of the largest chapters nationwide, granting over 6,000 wishes to date and over 340 wishes per year.

Make-A-Wish Foundation of Connecticut

Official Website

The Make-A-Wish Foundation® of Connecticut grants wishes to children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. The Make-A-Wish Foundation of Connecticut has granted over 2,000 wishes since our founding in 1986.

Misericordia

Official Website

Misericordia offers a community of care that maximizes potential for persons with mild to profound developmental disabilities, many of whom are also physically challenged. By serving society’s most vulnerable citizens, Misericordia also serves the families who want the best for them, yet cannot provide it at home.

Muscular Dystrophy Association

Official Website

The Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) is an American organization which combats muscular dystrophy and diseases of the nervous system and muscular system in general by funding research, providing medical and community services, and educating health professionals and the general public.

National Down Syndrome Society

Official Website

The National Down Syndrome Society envisions a world in which all people with Down syndrome have the opportunity to enhance their quality of life, realize their life aspirations, and become valued members of welcoming communities.

National MS Society

Official Website

The National MS Society is a collective of passionate individuals who want to do something about Multiple Sclerosis now—to move together toward a world free of multiple sclerosis. The Society helps people affected by MS by funding cutting-edge research, driving change through advocacy, facilitating professional education, and providing programs and services that help people with MS and their families move their lives forward.

NCGA Foundation: Youth on Course

Official Website

The NCGA Foundation’s Youth on Course (YOC) initiative offers deserving youth across Northern California the opportunity to play some of the area’s best courses for $5 or less while kids put to use the life skills and values training they learned in their Youth on Course certified program.

NCGA Foundation: Youth on Course / East Bay Asian Youth Center

East Bay Asian Youth Center

Note: Van Nguyen is hiking for these two local causes. The NCGA Foundation’s Youth on Course (YOC) initiative offers deserving youth across Northern California the opportunity to play some of the area’s best courses for $5 or less while kids put to use the life skills and values training they learned in their Youth on Course certified program. EBAYC believes that when neighborhoods support the healthy development of children, youth, and families, young people will grow to be safe, smart, and socially responsible.

North County Junior Golf Association

NJCGA Website

North County Junior Golf Association (NCJGA) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization located in San Diego's North County. Our mission is to make junior golf fun, affordable and accessible for boys and girls of all ages and skill levels.

One Divot

Official Website

One Divot is the charitable organization behind the Hundred Hole Hike. Through creative, golf-related fundraising events such as the Hundred Hole Hike, One Divot hopes to bring together passionate golfers who want to use their love of the game to have a positive impact on people's lives.

Operation Smile

Official Website

Operation Smile is an international children's medical charity that heals children's smiles, forever changing their lives. Since 1982, Operation Smile — through the help of dedicated medical volunteers — has provided more than 2 million patient evaluations and over 200,000 free surgeries for children and young adults born with cleft lips, cleft palates and other facial deformities.

Prevent Cancer Foundation

Official Website

The mission of the Prevent Cancer Foundation is saving lives through cancer prevention and early detection. The Prevent Cancer Foundation advocates and supports the prevention and early detection of cancer through Research, Education, Advocacy and Community Outreach.

Ronald McDonald House of Mobile, AL

Official Website

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Mobile provides a "home away from home" for families who travel to Mobile for their children to receive treatment for serious, often life-threatening illnesses and injuries.

Seattle Children's Hospital

Official Website

Consistently ranked as one of the best children’s hospitals in the country by U.S. News & World Report, Seattle Children’s serves as the pediatric and adolescent academic medical referral center for the largest landmass of any children’s hospital in the country (Washington, Alaska, Montana and Idaho). For more than 100 years, Seattle Children’s has been delivering superior patient care and advancing new treatments through pediatric research.

Solich Caddie & Leadership Academy

Official Website

The Solich Caddie & Leadership Academy was launched in 2012 to provide financially needy young men and women with the opportunity to learn and benefit from golf through caddying. This Academy provides the opportunity for kids to develop skills that they will use both on and off the golf course, to learn the caddie trade, and to potential qualify as an Evans Scholar.

Special Olympics New Jersey

Official Website

Special Olympics New Jersey is an organization dedicated to bringing pride into the lives of all involved. We are a not-for-profit, 501(c)3 organization that provides sports training and athletic competition to children and adults with intellectual disabilities. The organization operates on an annual budget primarily funded through individual, corporate, civic and foundation dollars that make up more than 98% of the annual operating budget.

St. Jude Children's Research

Official Website

The mission of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is to advance cures, and means of prevention, for pediatric catastrophic diseases through research and treatment. Consistent with the vision of our founder Danny Thomas, no child is denied treatment based on race, religion or a family's ability to pay.

SungateKids

Official Website

SungateKids, serving Colorado's 18th Judicial District in the Denver area, provides child advocacy services for abused children through a comprehensive approach for victims and their families.

The Breast Cancer Research Foundation

Official Website

The Breast Cancer Research Foundation® is committed to prevention and achieving a cure for breast cancer in our lifetime by providing critical funding for innovative clinical and translational research at leading medical centers worldwide, and increasing public awareness about good breast health. More information about BCRF is available at www.bcrfcure.org.

The Cancer Centers of Saint Barnabas Medical Center

Official Website

The Saint Barnabas Medical Center Foundation is a charitable organization dedicated to nurturing philanthropic support for the programs and services of Saint Barnabas Medical Center. Funds raised through the Hundred Hole Hike will be directed to the Cancer Centers of Saint Barnabas Medical Center.

The First Tee of Greater Chicago

Official Website

The First Tee of Greater Chicago's mission is to impact the lives of young people by providing educational programs that build character, instill life-enhancing values and promote healthy choices through the game of golf.

The First Tee of Greater Portland

Official Website

The First Tee of Greater Portland is a non-profit 501 (c) (3) organization dedicated to providing golfing opportunities for youth and families. The First Tee of Greater Portland's outreach programs are dedicated to nurturing disadvantaged children ages 7 to 17, building values that strengthen their character, and guiding them in becoming responsible adults through the game of golf.

The Hansen Foundation

Official Website

The Hansen Foundation's objective is to help the recovering addict by assisting those in need to access treatment. The Hansen Foundation owns and operates the Serenity Houses, supportive sober-living houses in Southern New Jersey. The Serenity Houses treat each resident as an individual with her or his own unique circumstances in order to help them put the pieces of their puzzle together and sustain a life in recovery. The Serenity Houses are directed by Hansen Foundation President, Jennifer Hansen, who is also the founder of Hansen House, an addiction treatment halfway house in Cologne, NJ.

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

Official Website

The mission of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) is: Cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. LLS is the world's largest voluntary health agency dedicated to blood cancer. LLS funds lifesaving blood cancer research around the world and provides free information and support services.

The Neal Foundation for Cancer Research

Official Website

Established in 2005, the John and Michael Neal Foundation for Cancer Research was created as a vehicle to fund some of the top research projects around the globe. The Neal Foundation for Cancer Research passes 100% of every dollar raised directly to top cancer research projects.

The Shivas Irons Society

Official Website

The Shivas Irons Society is a non-profit organization designed to explore golf's beauty and mystery and build a of community of like-minded individuals who help promote the values, traditions and benefits of golf. The Society also supports youth golf through its Shivas Irons Society Scholarship Fund.

The Stuttering Foundation of America

Official Website

The Stuttering Foundation provides free online resources, services and support to those who stutter and their families, as well as support for research into the causes of stuttering. We are the first and the largest nonprofit charitable organization in the world working toward the prevention and improved treatment of stuttering, reaching over a million people annually.

ThriveWell Cancer Foundation - San Antonio 1000 Cancer Genome Project

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In 2012, Anthony Tolcher, M.D. and the ThriveWell Cancer Foundation launched the the San Antonio 1000 Cancer Genome Project, an ambitious cancer research project that no other group or city has done before. The bold initiative performs whole genome sequencing on tumors from patients with the 10 most common cancers in San Antonio. The genomic data linked to patients’ clinical course will help the researchers better understand which genetic errors are important for prognosis, which respond to currently available therapy, and which ones may be important in the future to develop medicines needed to treat cancer effectively. The data collected will be an enormous resource for cancer doctors across the globe and will bring fresh ideas from outside the current cancer research community.

Through Kyle's Eyes Foundation

Official Website

The mission of the Through Kyle’s Eyes Foundation is to create an organization devoted to finding a cure for Retinoblastoma by sharing Kyle’s story and inspiring others to do all they can to give back and possibly spare another child’s eyes or another child’s life.

tiny-k Early Intervention of Douglas County / KS&A (Klinefelter Syndrom & Associates)

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tiny-k Early Intervention in Douglas County, Kansas provides support and services to children, ages birth to three who have special needs, and their families. tiny-k works with parents and child care providers to help them learn strategies and carry out interventions with their child throughout the day. KS&A's mission is to help individuals with one or more extra X and/or Y chromosomes and their families lead fuller and more productive lives.

Traverse Bay Children's Advocacy Center

Official Website

The Traverse Bay Children’s Advocacy Center's mission is to protect children by providing prevention, advocacy, and awareness – along with a multi-disciplinary intervention, assessment and treatment of child sexual and physical abuse that is child sensitive, supportive and safe.

Troops First Foundation

Official Website

Troops First Foundation develops, operates and supports a synergistic group of wellness, quality of life and sports-based initiatives in support of today's military personnel. In addition, these T1F initiatives facilitate a greater recognition and an enhanced understanding of the quality and character of the men and women who volunteer to serve, their families, their daily sacrifices and the constant need to evaluate and improve their quality of life. Both non-injured and injured military personnel and their families are served at no cost to them by T1F’s strategically integrated quality of life, sports-based and wellness initiatives.

United Way of Champaign County

Official Website

The United Way of Champaign County brings people and resources together to create positive change and lasting impact for our community.

University of Colorado Foundation / Edward P. Kelbel Scholarship Memorial Fund

Edward P. Kelbel Scholarship Memorial Fund Page

The University of Colorado Foundation (the CU Foundation) is an independent, privately governed nonprofit corporation whose mission is to support the University of Colorado. Donations to the Edward P. Kelbel Scholarship Memorial Fund will go directly to a scholarship fund to honor students in the PGA Golf Management program at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs.

University of Illinois Evans' Scholar Chapter

Official Website

The Chick Evans Caddie Scholarship is a full tuition and housing college scholarship for golf caddies. Evans Scholars are selected based on their strong caddie record, excellent grades, outstanding character and demonstrated financial need. In addition to these criteria, we are a group of people connected by our sense of pride, determination and community.

Valley Outreach

Official Website

Valley Outreach is a community based, community-supported, privately funded non-profit organization serving our St. Croix Valley neighbors in need of food, clothing, household essentials, and emergency financial assistance.

Wee One Foundation

Official Website

The Wee One Foundation was developed as a tribute to Wayne Otto to assist golf course management professionals (or their dependents) who incur overwhelming expenses due to medical hardship without comprehensive insurance or adequate financial resources. Through the Foundation's work, Wayne's legacy will never be forgotten.

Wobbly Feet Foundation

Official Website

The Wobbly Feet Foundation was created to provide education and support to medical professionals who conduct scientific research for the improvement of symptoms or cure of Ataxia Telangiectasia, as well as provide financial support to families of a child diagnosed with Ataxia Telangiectasia for beneficial medical equipment and treatment.

Medical Care Causes