McIlroy extends the Charity Bag Project

4/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Rory McIlroy   (Getty Images)
Rory McIlroy (Getty Images)
Northern Ireland’s Rory McIlroy has announced that he will extend his successful ‘6 Bags Charity Project’ for selected tournaments throughout the 2013 season. 

The ‘6 Bags Project’ is the first in a planned series of fundraising initiatives for ‘The  Rory Foundation’ (click here), a registered charity established by the World Number Two to help children from around the world.

The first charity to benefit was the Northern Ireland Cancer Fund for Children, whose logo appeared on McIlroy’s bag during the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship in January.

McIlroy said: “We’ve had an overwhelmingly positive reaction to the charity bag project, as it raises huge awareness for the chosen charities, as well as much-needed funds. It’s all about giving children the support that I enjoyed as a child, so myself and my team felt that it made sense to extend the initiative to benefit as many charities and children as possible.”

McIlroy’s next US PGA Tour event is the Wells Fargo Championship at Quail Hollow, in North Carolina, where he will carry a branded bag on behalf of the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, a leading paediatric treatment and research facility in Memphis, Tennessee.