Zimbabwe’s Brendon de Jonge, a standout on the PGA TOUR, recently designated a check in the amount of $50,000 to the March Forth With Hope Foundation. This contribution is a portion of the charitable proceeds generated from The Presidents Cup 2013 at Muirfield Village Golf Club in Dublin-Columbus, Ohio, in which de Jonge participated as a member of the International Team for the first time in his career.
The Presidents Cup is a unique golf event in that there is no purse or prize money. Players are not paid for their participation; instead, each competitor, captain and captain’s assistant allocates their portion of the proceeds generated to chosen charitable causes. The March Forth With Hope Foundation was one of several organizations chosen by de Jonge this year.
A total of $4.65 million will be distributed via the players, captains and captains’ assistants to charitable causes around the world from The Presidents Cup 2013, part of the more than $32 million raised since the inception of event in 1994. More than 430 charities in 16 countries have benefitted from charitable donations via The Presidents Cup.
The Presidents Cup is a biennial match-play competition between the United States Team and the International Team, which was first contested in 1994. The International Team includes the world’s best players from non-European countries. The 10th playing of the event occurred October 1-6, 2013, at Muirfield Village Golf Club in Dublin-Columbus, Ohio, which became the first venue to host The Presidents Cup, the Ryder Cup and the Solheim Cup.