You can feed hungry neighbors in need while following Arizona’s biggest golf event.

The Waste Management Phoenix Open is an exciting time of professional golf that benefits local charities with millions of dollars in donations going to Arizona’s top nonprofit organizations.

Get in the game by making your pledge to Paz de Cristo. Your gift will feed hungry neighbors in need enabling Paz de Cristo to continue standing on the front line throughout the pandemic.



Make Paz de Cristo a winner by making a pledge in the Birdies for Charity program at the Waste Management Phoenix Open, February 1 – 7, 2021.

What is Birdies for Charity?

Birdies for Charity helps Paz de Cristo raise funds. Supporters pledge donations based on the number of birdies made by the PGA Tour players during the Waste Management Phoenix Open. Donors may also give a flat donation to Paz de Cristo as well.

How does Birdies for Charity work? How can I get involved?

Pledge at least one cent for each birdie made during the tournament.

If you pledge one cent and 1,500 birdies are made, you will receive an invoice after the tournament for $15.00 from Thunderbird Charities.

You can also make a donation to Paz de Cristo.

Click here to enter your pledge for birdies OR make a flat rate donation.

How can Paz de Cristo receive a bonus?

Paz de Cristo is eligible to receive a 10 percent bonus on the total amount of paid pledges collected by April 15. Note that the maximum bonus paid to any one charity will not exceed $12,500.

How much will I owe?

Pledges are based on the number of birdies made during the tournament. Between 1,300-1,500 total birdies are expected.

If 1,500 birdies are made, your total pledge would be:

  • 1 cent for each birdie, $15.00
  • 2 cents for each birdie, $30.00
  • 3 cents for each birdie, $45.00
  • 4 cents for each birdie, $60.00
  • 5 cents for each birdie, $75.00
  • 10 cents for each birdie, $150.00


Whom do I pay?

When you make a pledge per birdie, you will receive an invoice after the tournament from Thunderbirds Charities. You can pay online, or make your check payable to Thunderbirds Charities and mail it to

Birdies for Charity, 7226 N. 16th Street #100, Phoenix Arizona 85020.

If you decide to make a flat donation, you can pay by credit card or receive an invoice to pay by check.

Note that 100 percent of your donation will go to Paz de Cristo.

When are pledges and payments due?

You can make your pledge until 5 pm on February 7, 2021.

The final pledge payment deadline is April 15, 2021.

Can 100% of my donation go to Paz de Cristo?

Yes! 100% of the pledges designated to Paz de Cristo will go to Paz de Cristo. Administrative and promotional costs for the program will be paid in full by Thunderbirds Charities.

What is a birdie and how many were made last year?

In gold, a Birdies is a score of one stroke better than Par for any hole on the golf course. Par is the normal expected score of an expert golf professional on any given hole.

During the 2020 Waste Management Phoenix Open, there were a total of 1,473 birdies made.

Do I have to pledge per birdie or can I give any amount to my favorite charity?

You can either make pledge per birdie or a flat donation to your favorite charity.

If you choose to do a per birdie pledge, you will enter in your pledge now and will be invoiced after the tournament with your total amount which is based on the total number of birdies for this year’s tournament.

If you choose to do a flat donation, you will have the option to pay by credit card immediately or you can select pay by check. Please make checks payable to Thunderbirds Charities, not Paz de Cristo.

When is the tournament?

The Waste Management Golf Tournament will be held February 1-7, 2021

Where will the tournament held?

  • TPC Scottsdale
  • 17020 North Hayden Road
  • Scottsdale, AZ 85255


Does my donation qualify for a dollar-for-dollar tax credit through the State of Arizona?

When you make a pledge to benefit Paz de Cristo, your donation may qualify for a tax credit since Paz de Cristo is a Qualifying Charitable Organization through the State of Arizona. Paz de Cristo’s QCO code is 20275.


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Did You Know?

Of every dollar given to Paz de Cristo, 93 cents goes directly to help people struggling with hunger, poverty and homelessness.