Multiple Tour Pro’s Show Support for Jason Dufner Foundation
SOME OF THE WORLDS TOP TOUR PROS VISITED AUBURN TO HELP SUPPORT JASON DUFNER'S FOUNDATION
It was a picture perfect day to play some golf at Auburn University Club on Monday afternoon.
Some of the worlds top tour pros were in Auburn to support the Jason Dufner Foundation, which helps fight childhood hunger in Lee county.
Former Auburn golfer, and now tour pro Jason Dufner started his foundation back in 2010 when he found a need in his community.
“When you have some type of platform, whatever it might be, I think it’s a good way to do something for the community,” said PGA Tour Pro Jason Dufner. “I looked around and figured out what a need might be here in Lee county and childhood under was a need that wasn’t being taken care of here.”
Another highlight of the day is the fact that Amateurs had the opportunity to tee it up with PGA Tour Pros.
Those top golfers have this day circled on their calendar to help support the Jason Dufner foundation and Lee county.
“Obviously Duff has a lot of close ties to Auburn, going to school here and living here, so to see him putting the time and effort in to help make a difference in the community, it’s easy to jump behind and help out,” said PGA Tour Pro Rickie Fowler.
“Pretty long standing event and amazing what he does in the community,” says PGA Tour Pro Matt Kuchar. “We hear it as pros when were out at tournament sites, know that he’s doing great things back home. For his friends to get together and come support, it s a fun day and everybody benefits from these.”
The Jason Dufner Foundation feeds 1,600 kids per week, but there is plenty of room for more volunteers and donations.
“You don’t have to play golf to help, what I will say is that we can feed a child for the whole school year for $100. So if you can afford $100 know that money is going to a child that needs to have some food on the weekends,” said Dufner.
Mondays outing is the the biggest fundraising day of the year for the foundation, if you would like to volunteer or donate, you can do so by visiting jasondufnerfoundation.com