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  • Writer's pictureJustin Jarrett

PGA Tour honors Mitchelville Project, Heritage raises charitable giving

The Heritage Classic Foundation has announced it will increase matching gifts to 15% for its two charitable giving programs ahead of the 2022 RBC Heritage Presented by Boeing.

These programs, utilized by more than 85 nonprofits, make it easy to support charities and causes that enhance the quality of life in South Carolina.

Birdies for Charity is a simple and fun way to donate to your favorite nonprofit organization. With 100% of donations going directly to the donor’s chosen charity, Heritage Classic Foundation will contribute an extra 15%. The Heritage Classic Foundation has distributed $6.28 million through the Birdies for Charity program since it was created in 2000.

The Heritage Champions Fore Charity program is designed to increase year-round support to the nonprofit organizations in our communities. The minimum contribution to a designated charity is $1,000. Heritage Classic Foundation will contribute an extra 15%, with 100% of donations going directly to the charity Heritage Champions Fore Charity, which has produced more than $13.63 million for participating nonprofit groups since 2013.

“The mission of the Heritage Classic Foundation is to improve the lives of those living in South Carolina,” said Heritage Classic Foundation Charity Committee Chairman Stan Smith. “The COVID-19 pandemic has taken a toll on our registered charities and we hope the increased matching gifts will help them get back to normal operations.”

RBC Heritage Presented by Boeing registered charities also have the opportunity to be honored by the PGA TOUR each year. The Mitchelville Preservation Project was recently named a 2021 Charity of the Year finalist. Their mission is to replicate, preserve, and sustain a historically significant site and to educate the public about the sacrifice, resilience, and perseverance of the freedom of Mitchelville, which in 1862 was the first self-governed town of formerly enslaved people in America.

The award comes with a $5,000 grant from the PGA TOUR that will be used to help the Mitchelville Preservation Project continue the challenging and rewarding undertaking of creating a commemorative Park on the site where the town of Mitchelville once stood.

The 54th annual RBC Heritage Presented by Boeing will take place April 11-17, 2022, over the famed Harbour Town Golf Links. When you purchase a ticket to South Carolina’s only PGA TOUR event, you help the Heritage Classic Foundation support its educational and charitable initiatives. The Heritage Classic Foundation is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting educational and charitable initiatives to enhance the quality of life and economic vitality throughout South Carolina, Learn more or purchase tickets at


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