JetBlue today teamed up its 11th annual Swing for Good Golf Classic and fundraising campaign at Bethpage State Golf Course in Bethpage, N.Y. Since 2008 through its Swing for Good initiative, JetBlue has donated more than $7 million to a variety of youth and education charities.
With donations from this year’s campaign, JetBlue is on par to reach nearly $8 million in total funds raised for several non-profit partners. This year’s proceeds will benefit DoSomething.org, First Book and the JetBlue Foundation.
“JetBlue’s mission is to inspire humanity and caring is in our DNA. Our dedication to the communities we serve goes well beyond one day on the golf course,” said Robin Hayes, JetBlue’s chief executive officer.
“It’s always fun connecting with our business partners and crewmembers and it’s even more fulfilling when we join together with a common goal – to raise funds and awareness for our favorite non-profits. We’re honored to work with so many likeminded partners to provide much needed funds for charities that are shaping the next generation of leaders.”
Join JetBlue in Giving – The Swing for Good campaign also includes the JetBlue “Bid For Good” online auction powered by Charitybuzz which features one-of-a-kind opportunities and experiences.
This auction, available at JetBlueBidForGood.com, is open to the public and takes place through October 15, 2019.
JetBlue “Bid For Good” auction lots include:
A business lunch with JetBlue’s CEO Robin Hayes
An internship with DoSomething.org in New York City
A Boston Celtics ‘Ball Kid’ Package including VIP tickets and an opportunity to assist players during warm-ups
A flight training experience in an Airbus A320 flight simulator at JetBlue University in Orlando, Fla.
JetBlue Vacations packages, and much more
The 2019 “Swing for Good” non-profit recipients include:
Using its digital platform, members join DoSomething’s volunteer and civic action campaigns to make offline impact at scale. Its members have clothed half of America’s youth in homeless shelters.
They’ve cleaned up 3.7 million cigarette butts. They’ve run the world’s largest youth-led sports equipment drive.
The JetBlue Foundation – The JetBlue Foundationencourages aviation-related education and helps ignite interest in STEM programs, especially among communities traditionally underrepresented in these areas.
This STEM education-focused foundation furthers JetBlue’s efforts to introduce students to the vast array of careers available within aviation. Over the past six years, the JetBlue Foundation has built lasting relationships with more than 80 STEM and aviation-focused programs and provided over $1.5 million in grants and in-kind support to help these programs take off. For more information, visit JetBlueFoundation.org.