Friday, August 21, 2009

Caddy for a cure

The caddy for a cure program allows for anyone to bid for the chance to become a caddy for a PGA touring professional. This program not only provides the opportunity to caddy for a pro during a practice round or pro-am, it more importantly helps raise money for charity.

Caddy for a cure directly supports the Fanconi Anemia Research Fund and the Wounded Warrior project, among others. Donations are also made to the PGA TOUR player’s charity of choice and to local charities picked by the PGA TOUR host sites. About 80 professional players have participated in the Caddy For A Cure program over the past six years, including Phil Mickelson, Fred Couples, Padraig Hamilton, Jim Furyk, Boo Weekley, Anthony Kim, Stewart Cink, Ernie Els, Sergio Garcia, Zach Johnson, Davis Love III, Adam Scott, Vijay Singh and Camilo Villegas.

Currently, they are promoting the I'm tired of bogeys bracelet, which costs $10, and which $5 will go directly to the Caddy for a cure charities. This bracelet is one of many different types of "I'm tired of" bracelets that support many worldwide causes.

The “I’m Tired of” campaign was launched less than a year ago by brother and sister team, Dan Hoffman and Carrie Pollare, to fight against the world’s issues that we are all tired of, like animal cruelty, BSL (breed-specific legislation), discrimination, world hunger, global warming, cancer, diabetes and so many more. The fashionable bracelets are made from recycled tires and metals, creating a fun play on the word, tired, and cost just $10, so anyone can afford them. Then half the sale ($5) from each one is donated to charities the company is aligned with that support each cause.