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"Birdies for Bama" program to help Alabama recover from tornado damage

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Starting this week at the PLAYERS Championship, and through the TOUR Championship, Jason Dufner is going to donate $100 per birdie, and $500 for every eagle, to a fundraising program he created calls "Birdies for Bama" to help raise money to assist with the rebuilding efforts in tornado-ravaged Alabama.  While Dufner understands the importance of immediate relief-and plans to assist in his week's off, the road to recovery and rebuilding effort will be extensive and difficult.  As all Tiger athletes do, Jason is going "All In" with his efforts. 

Dufner has lived in Auburn, Alabama since he began attending Auburn University; in addition his girlfriend, Amanda Boyd, grew up in Montgomery, Alabama, and attended the University of Alabama. 

"For the past 16 years, I've been proud to call Alabama home, and it was heartbreaking to see the damage and hardship for so many people there with the recent tornadoes," said Dufner. "I wanted to do something to show the people there that I'm thinking of them, but also to help the communities rebuild and put this disaster behind them.  I know that no one person can do this on their own, so I'm hoping that others will join in and show all of Alabama how many people care."


Funds will be directed for "Birdies for Bama" to Jason's new foundation, the Jason Dufner Charitable Foundation.  Additional details on how to contribute or pledge with Jason will soon follow on his web site, http://www.jasondufnercf.com.  Jason will post updates on both his Twitter account, @JasonDufner, and through his Facebook group page,
Jason Dufner.  

INFORMATION SOURCE: Auburn University Athletics

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