RR DONNELLEY, LPGA AND DONORSCHOOSE.ORG TEAM UP FOR "SCORING FOR SCHOOLS"
Points For Birdies And Eagles Will Allow Players To Choose The Schools And Programs To Receive $300,000 In Donations Through DonorsChoose.org
CHICAGO and DAYTONA BEACH, Florida, April 12, 2012 – During the RR Donnelley LPGA Founders Cup tournament RR Donnelley (NASDAQ:RRD) introduced Scoring For Schools, a season-long charitable program that will provide $300,000 in donations to the schools and programs of players’ choices through DonorsChoose.org.
Throughout the season players will be awarded 5 points for every birdie and 25 for each eagle. At the end of the season the top 10 players based on accumulated points will direct donations totaling $300,000 to the schools and programs of their choice through DonorsChoose.org.
“We are delighted to collaborate with the LPGA and DonorsChoose.org in the Scoring For Schools program,” said Thomas J. Quinlan III, RR Donnelley’s president and CEO. “This is a wonderful way to continue our tradition of supporting education and literacy. Throughout the season, some of the most exciting moments on the LPGA tour will also make an important and lasting difference in classrooms. Scoring For Schools will be especially effective because it directly answers teachers’ requests for the materials that they need most.”
The Top 10 finishers will be able to direct donations of: 1st Place -- $75,000, 2nd Place -- $55,000, 3rd Place -- $45,000, 4th Place -- $35,000, 5th Place -- $25,000, 6th Place -- $20,000, 7th Place -- $15,000, 8th Place -- $12,500, 9th Place -- $10,000,10th Place -- $7,500.
Not surprisingly, the current leader, Yani Tseng, has 655 points through the Kraft Nabisco Championship based on 116 birdies and 3 eagles. Stacy Lewis is in 2nd place with 530 points, followed by Jiyai Shin and Suzann Pettersen, who are tied for 3rd with 460 points.
Stay tuned throughout the season and look for the updated RR Donnelley Scoring for Schools leaderboard to be presented on Golf Channel LPGA telecasts and on LPGA.com and look for the announcement of the winners at the season-ending CME Group Titleholders November 15-18, 2012.
“RR Donnelley is giving back in yet another way through the LPGA. Their support of the RR Donnelley Founders Cup already allows us to honor the LPGA’s Founders and Pioneers, and pay it forward through significant contributions to Girls Golf. Now, their support will allow players to have a real impact off the course in classrooms across the country through DonorsChoose.org. RR Donnelley is truly a sponsor that epitomizes our theme of “see why it’s different out here” said Jon Podany, LPGA Chief Marketing Officer.
Charles Best, Founder and CEO of DonorsChoose.org added "We are excited to be collaborating with RR Donnelley in their Scoring for Schools initiative. Through this program, thousands of students from every corner of America will receive books, pencils, violins, microscopes and more, to improve their education."
Topics: LPGA Founders Cup