Monday, August 29, 2016

Golf, Giving Back and Good Music

We learned some exciting news last week that Jimmy Walker has secured his spot on the U.S. Ryder Cup team, and Team RSM Member Andy Sullivan made the European team! This, combined with the fact that our very own Team RSM Member Davis Love III is Ryder Cup Captain this year, might make it a bit challenging for us to decide which team to pull for! You can bet we’ll be watching this year’s tournament extra closely!

Between now and Sept. 29-Oct 2, however, there will be a lot going on, including last week when there was LOTS of RSM Classic-related faces on the course for the Barclays at Bethpage State Park (Black) in Farmingdale, NY. Davis was there, along with fellow Team RSM member Zach Johnson and a number of past winners of The RSM Classic (which Davis hosts): Kevin Kisner (2015) Robert Streb (2014), Chris Kirk (2013), - and Ben Crane 2011.
While many of “our guys” were at the Barclays this past week, our minds are already starting to focus on the 2016 RSM Classic (Nov. 14 – 20 at Sea Island Golf Club). And one of our favorite parts of the tournament each year is raising funds for children and families in need through the tournament’s Birdies Fore Love (BFL) program.
Through BFL, RSM offices commit to raising funds for local charitable organizations that align with the missions of the RSM US Foundation and the Davis Love Foundation. In 2015, the program more than doubled the prior year’s giving, raising almost $1.3 million for 65 nonprofits across the nation in cities where RSM employees live and work. The strong fundraising through BFL, coupled with proceeds from the tournament, brought the 2015 total donation to more than $2 million, and the program total (since the inception of The RSM Classic) to more than $4.8 million.
If you would like to help at-risk youth in the areas of education, hunger, housing or health, you can donate to Birdies Fore Love online.  
Check back next week for more updates. And if you haven’t already gotten your tickets for this year’s RSM Classic, get ’em today – you don’t want to miss what’s surely going to be another great week at beautiful Sea Island! While you’re purchasing your tournament tickets, don’t forget to reserve your spot at Saturday night’s (Nov. 19) concert with Cole Swindell. Based on all of the social media chatter we’ve been seeing over the past few weeks, this one is going to be a sell-out! Get your tickets here.