Rory McIlroy Has Charity in the Bag

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Take a look at some of the children's charities The Rory Foundation has supported--and don't forget to enter for your chance to win two tickets to see Rory play in The Barclays this summer!

Jun 26, 2014 | 12:37 PM

Last week, we announced a special partnership with Rory McIlroy and his fantastic philanthropic organization, the Rory Foundation. If you haven't already entered for your chance to see Rory play at The Barclays...what are you waiting for? Click here now!

With the contest deadline fast approaching, we thought we'd take a little time to showcase the life-changing children's charities that the Rory Foundation helps out on a regular basis.

What better way to start than by highlighting the Six Bags Project, the first major fundraising effort launched by the Rory Foundation after in 2013. Throughout the duration of the project, Rory proudly displayed the name of a children's charity on his golf bag--a new charity for each of the different tournaments he played in during the winter and spring of 2013. Rory then auctioned off each golf bag and donated all of the proceeds to the respective charities--a great way to raise awareness and lend a helping hand.

Scroll down for a closer look at the six charities Rory supported below.

1. Cancer Fund for Children

Rory kicked off the Six Bags Project at the Abu Dhabi Championship with a charity near and dear to his heart. Located in his homeland of Northern Ireland, the Cancer Fund for Children offers "practical and emotional support to children, teenagers and young adults aged 0-24 living with cancer as well as their parents, [caregivers] and siblings." After the Six Bags Project, Rory was inspired to do more to help and pledged £1 million to the fund over a period of four years.

2. The Boys & Girls Club of Tuscon

Rory's next game--the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship--brought him to Tuscon, Arizona, where he decided to support a local charity. The local Boys & Girls Club chapter operates six clubhouses that "provide youth with a positive alternative to the barrage of negative influences and destructive behaviours such as gang membership, drug and alcohol abuse, and high dropout rates that plague the population we serve."

3.  The Child Protection Team of Palm Beach

During the Honda Classic at Palm Beach Gardens in Florida, Rory proudly displayed the logo of The Child Protection Team of Palm Beach, an organization that seeks to "provide expertise in evaluating alleged maltreatments of child abuse and neglect, assessing risk and protective factors, and providing interventions to protect children and enhance their caregivers to provide a safer environment when possible."

4. The First Tee of Miami

Rory's next tournament, the WGC-Cadillac Championship, brought him to Miami, Florida, where he chose to support The First Tee of Miami, a local charity that strives 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." Sounds pretty appropriate to us!

5. Chinquapin Prep

Rory then flew over to the Lone Star state, where he played in the Shell Houston open in--you guessed it--Houston, Texas. While there, he was inspired to help out Chinquapin Prep, a rigorous school that provides "high quality college-preparatory education to able and motivated youth from low-income families in the greater Houston area."

6. St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

Last but certainly not least, Rory participated in the Wells Fargo Championship in Charlotte, North Carolina, where he displayed the logo for the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital on his custom bag. Located in Memphis, Tennessee, the hospital is one of the world's "premier pediatric cancer research centers, treating children fighting cancer and other deadly diseases," all at no cost to the children's families.

And those are only six of the many children's charities Rory McIlroy helps out, thanks to the Rory Foundation.

Consider donating to the Rory Foundation today--your money will go toward helping worthy children's charities like these, and you just might win an all expenses paid trip for two to New York to see Rory play in The Barclays. The more you give, the better your chance of winning. Sounds like a no-brainer to us!

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