Two by Two Rescue featured in the Tuscaloosa News

By Ian Thompson
Published: Sunday, February 21, 2016 at 4:00 p.m.
Last Modified: Sunday, February 21, 2016 at 4:40 p.m.

The newly renamed PGA Tour Champions (previously called the Champions Tour) announced last week that Two by Two Rescue, one of the local charities benefiting from the Regions Tradition Birdies for Charity program, has been named the 2015 PGA Tour Champions Charity of the Year.

The Regions Tradition was played the previous five years at Shoal Creek before moving this year just a couple of miles to the Founders Course at Greystone Golf & Country Club. It will be played May 19-22 on the same course that hosted the then-named Senior Tour’s Bruno’s Memorial Classic from 1992-2005.

Jeff Maggert will be back to defend his championship, albeit at a different venue, with newcomers to the PGA Tour Champions eligible to play including Craig Parry, Todd Hamilton, Bob Estes, Jose Maria Olazabal and John Daly. Daly, in particular, is sure to draw large crowds.

Last year’s Regions Tradition raised an exceptional $783,000 for local charities, including more than 60 charities from throughout the state participating in the Birdies for Charity program, which tallied $514,600 last year. In total, the event has raised a highly commendable $3.4 million for area charities since 2011.

According to a PGA Tour Champions press release, Two by Two Animal Rescue is a non-profit, no-kill organization, which opened in 2002 after founder Sonya King began feeding stray dogs in Helena. King noticed another citizen leaving food for the stray animals, and joined forces to rescue many in the area.

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