As part of a season-long partnership, Blessings in a Backpack has been included as a philanthropic initiative for the 2019 PGA TOUR Volunteer Appreciation Program sponsored by Myrbetriq® (mirabegron). In select PGA TOUR markets across the country, tournament volunteers are participating in Blessings packing events that directly benefit the children in the community.
In Q1 alone, 8,000 children took home backpacks thanks to the generous efforts of Astellas Pharma US, Inc. and the PGA TOUR events helping with the cause: The Genesis Open, THE PLAYERS Championship, Arnold Palmer Invitational, The Honda Classic, The Memorial Tournament, Valero Texas Open, Valspar Championship, RBC Heritage, AT&T Byron Nelson, and Waste Management Phoenix Open.
Blessings in a Backpack is looking forward to connecting 7,200 more children with weekend nutrition in the upcoming events: Travelers Championship, Wells Fargo Championship, Regions Tradition, Rocket Mortgage Classic, Wyndham Championship, American Family Insurance Championship, BMW Championship, John Deere Classic, and Dicks Sporting Goods Open.
Astellas is proud to have been partnering with the PGA TOUR since early 2013, as both organizations share a deep commitment to the power of volunteerism and recognize the powerful impact made by giving back in local communities. Blessings would like to thank the generous volunteers who donate their time on these philanthropic efforts. Volunteerism is the backbone of our mission, and we couldn’t do this without each and every person involved.