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Banking for Birdies

Banking for Birdies

For our Banking Birdies February 2015 initiative, The Henry House Foundation will donated a $20 Amazon card for books, games, music for each birdie J.J. makes, and a $50 card for each eagle!

Total Birdies This Month





What Is Banking For Birdies?

Each month, the Henry House will choose a community-based children's organization to pledge assistance to through J.J. Henry's performance on the golf course. As a fun way to incorporate J.J.'s golf and our Henry House mission, we will find a tangible need for these groups prior to each month and pledge one of those items per birdie that J.J. Henry makes on the PGA Tour circuit that month. Eagles count double! We are so excited to work closely to fill special needs of these groups and touch the lives of many youth in need. Follow our counts on Facebook and Twitter for monthly commitments and real-time updates!

Totals From Previous Months

February 2015 - Ronald McDonald House For Worth
For our Banking Birdies February 2015 initiative, The Henry House Foundation will donated a $20 Amazon card for books, games, music for each birdie J.J. makes, and a $50 card for each eagle!

The Ronald McDonald House of Fort Worth provides all the comforts of home to children and their families while they are staying at our House. Many times our families are required to stay for weeks or even months, depending on their child’s condition.

This year, RMHFW will be opening a Business Center with an electronic “Hub” for all families to use. The electronic “Hub” will include computers, Kindles and iPads for families to check out for use during their stay. The new program will allow families and children to access to entertainment and educational resources.

Amazon gift card would be used by RMHFW staff to purchase games, music and books for the electronics, so they would be equipped with resources for our families to enjoy. This program will provide an outlet for families to release stress and have fun.
January 2015 - Wakeman Boys and Girls Club
January Birdie/Eagle total is now at 39 ~ which means 390 Pedometers will be happily donated by the Henry House Foundation to the Wakeman Boys & Girls Club. Wakeman plans on using pedometers to track the movement of their members and use this data to create more fitness programs to ensure they are getting the recommended 60 minutes per day of physical activity to stay healthy and maintain a healthy weight. You can learn more at http://www.wakemanclub.org.

This is a special partnership as JJ himself grew up going to the Wakeman club and is in the Wakeman Hall of Fame: Henry recalls with fond memories his years at the Wakeman Boys & Girls Club learning sportsmanship, competitiveness and the importance of community. Starting to visit Wakeman as an 8-year old, Henry began playing basketball and eventually lacrosse and soccer at the Club and was very involved in many after school activities. Henry’s parents would drop off a young Henry knowing he was safe and having fun playing the sports he loved. Henry went on to coach pewee basketball teams as a high school student, developing friendships and a sense for competition that he still carries as a PGA Tour professional to date.
May 2014 - iCan Bike Camp
J.J. Henry slammed home a total of 32 birdies on the PGA Tour. Because of J.J.'s efforts, the Henry House Foundation will be donating 32 fitted helmets for the iCan Bike Camp. The iCan Bike Camp is dedicated to teaching kids with Down Syndrome how to ride a bike, be more independent, learn a skill to relate with peers and promote independence!
April 2014 - Hope Center 4 Autism
J.J. banked a total 23 Birdies in April (including an Eagle which counted double) for Hope Center 4 Autism, in honor of Autism Awareness Month. This means the Henry House gets to provide 23 Paint & Brushes kits for our friends at Hope Center in Fort Worth. These special and talented kids use art as a creative means to develop important communication skills and an outlet for expression, working closely with the Center's attentive staff to bring out expression through art projects.
March 2014 - Cook Children
In March, J.J. and the Henry House went "Putting for Paintings!" Donating new canvases for each birdie to Cook Children's, we were able to donate 36 canvases for National Child Life Month, thanks to an anonymous matching donor who doubled J.J.'s 18 birdies! Through CARPE (Creative Artists in Residence Programme), Cook uses painting, music, writing, theater and creative artists to connect patients with the art of healing. This unique therapy helps kids express their feelings and a sense of freedom and control while improving physical, emotional, spiritual and mental health.
February 2014 - Ronald McDonald House of Fort Worth
23 Pillow Pals for Ronald McDonald House Fort Worth patient visitors
August 2013 - ACH Child and Family Services
27 Back to School Supply Packs for ACH Child and Family Services
July 2013 - NICU Helping Hands
56 Buddy Boxes full of fun and games for NICU Helping Hands to support families with NICU babies in the Fort Worth area
June 2013 - The First Tee of Connecticut
$3500 (equals two complete sets) of new SNAG Equipment for The First Tee of Connecticut (SNAG: Starting New At Golf) to be used for outreach at low income elementary schools
May 2013 - Down Syndrome Partnership of North Texas
44 bike helmets for the iCan Camp for Down Syndrome Partnership of North Texas
April 2013 - Hope Center 4 Autism
40 Light Peg Block Sets for Hope Center 4 Autism
March 2013 - Tarrant Area Food Bank
32 backpacks with month-long support for healthy food for Tarrant Area Food Bank local youth
February 2013 - Cook Childrens Oral Health Coalition
250+ Toothbrushes/Toothpaste Packets for Cook Children’s Hospital Oral Health Care Coalition

organizations we support

  • Lena Pope Home
  • Down Syndrome Partnership of North Texas
  • Tarrant Area Food Bank
  • NICU Helping Hands
  • Presbyterian Night Shelter
  • Hope Center 4 Autism
  • First Tee of Connecticut
  • First Tee of Fort Worth
  • Cook Childrens
  • Kinderfrogs