Rory McElroy’s recent victory at the Irish Open has netted €666,000 for three Irish charities.
Rory donated his winnings to the Rory Foundation’s nominated local children’s charities, Barretstown, the Jack and Jill Foundation, and the Laura Lynn Children’s Hospice. Each of the charities were also given a day at the Irish Open to raise additional funds.
Mcllroy’s personal donation will add to the other fundraising efforts his Foundation has built around the Irish Open week and which will be in place for at least the next three years of the tournament.
A percentage of the ticket money from the week’s 91,374 spectators who attended the Open will also benefit the Foundation. The Holywood County Down star recently host an evening with Alex Ferguson at the Dublin Convention Centre in front of 1,800 people in aid of the Foundation.
The Rory Foundation is a non-profit charitable trust set up to have a positive impact on children’s and their families lives. The Foundation’s goal is to release funds that seek to advance opportunity and lasting change for children who are suffering from ill health or who are unfairly disadvantaged or vulnerable to life’s circumstances.
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