Press Release

Child Study Center Selected Among Local Charities to Participate in Prestigious Crowne Plaza Invitational Fundraiser

FORT WORTH, TX – March 6, 2015   This year’s Birdies for Charity event, an annual fundraiser hosted by Colonial as part of the Crowne Plaza Invitational, will include over 30 area charities, including Child Study Center in Fort Worth.  Last year the event raised almost $8 million for local charities and the pros participating in the invitational have no intention of slowing down this year.

Birdies for Charity is among the largest charitable giving campaigns of the PGA TOUR, raising more than $40 million in its 10 year hi story.  The concept is simple, but the impact is enormous.  Individuals donate a pre-designated amount to a charity of their choice for every birdie of the tournament.  There were over 1,200 birdies during the 2014 invitational.

“Anytime you can help generate charity dollars that stay in the community is always significant,” says Michael Tothe, Tournament Director at Colonial Country Club in Fort Worth.  “It is really the charities that do all the work for our community.  It is an honor for us to be associated with so many great groups.”

Child Study Center provides children with complex developmental and behavioral disabilities the highest quality diagnosis, treatment, and education to help them achieve their full potential.  The highly specialized nature of the services provided at Child Study Center comes with a high price tag, one largely paid through charitable donations to the Center.  Last year, the Center raised almost $1.75 million to provide services to children from all walks of life who have autism, ADHD, or other related developmental and behavioral disabilities.  Child Study Center hopes to reach $100,000 in pledges from this year’s Birdies for Charity campaign.

“Fund-matching partnerships like this are critical in how they increase the impact of the dollars raised in the community,” says Matt Robison, Clinical Director at the Child Study Center.  “Every gift, no matter how large or small, is meaningful and can have an impact.  Small gifts can add up over time and, as important as funds are, the potential new relationships that are developed can be equally important.”

As the community’s need for specialized services grows, Child Study Center aims to continue providing top-notch treatment to all children in need.  Through programs like Birdies for Charity, the vision of bringing potential to light for all children comes one step closer.