PGA Tour professional and Houston resident Chris Stroud recently pledged his support for those affected by Hurricane Harvey and the resulting flooding.
Stroud committed $10,000 toward the relief efforts and plans to add an additional 10 percent of his earnings from the recent Dell Technologies Championship in Norton, Massachusetts.
Hurricane Harvey hit the Texas coast on Friday, Aug. 25, and torrential rainfall has submerged thousands of homes and forced unprecedented evacuations.
“It has been a tough week, but in some ways a very rewarding week,” Stroud said.
He is one of the more than 30 players on the PGA Tour, PGA Tour Champions and Web.com Tour who live in the Houston community, and the area is also home to the PGA Tour’s Houston Open and the Insperity Invitational on PGA Tour Champions.
“To see all the people and organizations around the country eager to pitch in and help is inspiring,” Stroud said. “I hope the efforts of the PGA Tour and my fellow players will spur more people to join in and help make a difference to those who are in need.”
Fans wishing to assist in the relief and recovery efforts can make donations through PGA Tour Charities’ “Together, anything’s possible” website by clicking on the red “GIVE” button.
Additionally, fans can make donations directly through the American Red Cross by visiting www.redcross.org or by texting HARVEY to 90999 to make a $10 donation.
“Our thoughts are with all of those impacted by this terrible storm and flooding caused by Hurricane Harvey,” said PGA Tour Commissioner Jay Monahan, who pledged $250,000 on behalf of the tour to the American Red Cross. “We hope our collective efforts help bring comfort and aid to the victims and that it will spur our players, tournaments and fans to join the cause and help out.”
The Red Cross helped provide food and shelter in the immediate aftermath of the storm, and continues to help victims by offering emotional support, health services and distributing emergency relief supplies such as comfort kits and cleaning supplies.
“Red Cross plays a critical role in helping families and communities get back on their feet and we are very grateful for PGA Tour’s support," said Anna Trefethen, vice president of humanitarian services for the Red Cross’ Southeast & Caribbean division.
“Together, anything’s possible,” is the PGA Tour’s charity platform that brings together all the tour’s stakeholders – players, tournaments and sponsors, volunteers, charities and fans – to tell the story of the impact that their collective efforts are having on communities throughout the world.
Since the first donation of $10,000 was made in 1938, PGA Tour events have generated significant funds for local charities. In fact, the PGA Tour, Champions Tour and Web.com Tour have surpassed the $2.46 billion mark in overall charitable contributions.
To learn more about tournament and player charities and how to donate to these causes, visit the PGA Tour’s charity web site at www.pgatour.com/together.