Scottie Scheffler wins $300,000 for charity through RSM Birdies Fore Love program
Lanto Griffin and Denny McCarthy finish second and third earning $150,000 and $50,000, respectively for charities of their choice, bringing this year’s total to more than $1 million
RSM Canada (“RSM”) – the nation’s leading provider of audit, tax and consulting services focused on the middle market and title sponsor of The RSM Classic – is pleased to announce that Scottie Scheffler has won $300,000 through the RSM Birdies Fore Love charitable giving competition. Scheffler won for recording the most birdies (or better) over the first 11 events of the 2019-20 PGA TOUR Season. He will donate his winnings to several charities, including the Triumph Over Kid Cancer Foundation and the Davis Love Foundation.
The top three players who accumulated the most birdies (or better), concluding with The RSM Classic at Sea Island, Georgia, were awarded with $300,000, $150,000 and $50,000 respectively for charitable donations to the players’ choice of children- and/or family-focused charitable organizations that are helping to build the middle market business leaders of tomorrow.
Lanto Griffin finished second, and will donate $150,000 to his charity of choice, Lanto Griffin Foundation, supporting New River Valley (Virginia) families battling terminal illnesses and to help youth, who may not have the financial means or who encounter extenuating circumstances, achieve their dreams in sports and in life. Denny McCarthy finished third in the RSM Birdies Fore Love competition and will use the $50,000 to start the Denny McCarthy Foundation.
In addition, as an enhancement to this year’s Birdies Fore Love program, players who recorded the most birdies (or better) in each fall event earned $50,000 for charities of their choice, bringing the total raised through the RSM Birdies Fore Love on-course competition to $1,050,000 through this year’s program. Kyoung-Hoon Lee recorded the most birdies (or better) in The RSM Classic.
For a list of the weekly RSM Birdies Fore Love winners from the 11 fall events and final scoring results, please visit the PGA TOUR website.
Winning players donated funds to charitable organizations focused on building tomorrow’s middle market business leaders through programs that support education, as well as organizations committed to improving lives of youth through a focus on hunger, housing and health.
“Birdies Fore Love” provides RSM with a unique opportunity to amplify our focus on stewardship through The RSM Classic,” said Joe Adams, managing partner and CEO with RSM US LLP. “We are grateful to work with the PGA TOUR and the Davis Love Foundation, and to have donated more than $3.8 million to support charities across the United States and Canada through this year’s Birdies Fore Love program.”
“The generosity of our people at RSM is humbling, and the addition of the TOUR component of Birdies Fore Love has added an element of excitement throughout the fall while enhancing our overall giving,” said Andy Bosman, chief marketing officer for RSM US LLP. “I am very excited to see the impact that Scottie, Lanto and Denny will make with their winnings.”
“The 10th RSM Classic was definitely one for the books, with Tyler Duncan winning for the first time on the PGA TOUR,” said The RSM Classic Tournament Host Davis Love III. “I’m also thrilled with the success of the Birdies Fore Love program, which has donated more than $17 million to those in need. I am overwhelmed by the generosity of those who support the tournament, particularly from a philanthropic perspective. Congratulations to Scottie Scheffler for winning the Birdies Fore Love competition.”
Since the inception of The RSM Classic in 2010, RSM and the Davis Love Foundation have donated $17 million to charities that support education and organizations that support children and families in the areas of hunger, housing and health. Hundreds of organizations across the U.S. have benefitted from these donations, including the Boys and Girls Clubs, Special Olympics, Blessings in a Backpack and Folds of Honor, just to name a few. The 2020 RSM Classic is scheduled for Nov. 16 – 22 at Sea Island Golf Club in Georgia’s Golden Isles.
About The RSM Classic
The RSM Classic is an official PGA TOUR event hosted by professional golfer and 2017 World Golf Hall of Fame inductee, Davis Love III. The 2020 tournament will be held Nov. 16 – 22 at Sea Island Golf Club on St. Simons Island in Georgia’s Golden Isles. The Davis Love Foundation, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, manages and operates the tournament, and has donated more than $17 million to charities that support children and families in need. For more information about The RSM Classic and the Davis Love Foundation, visit rsmclassic.com.
About RSM Canada
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