Capital One’s The Match Returns
Phil Mickelson, Tom Brady, Aaron Rodgers and Bryson DeChambeau Helped Raise Money and Donate Meals
July 16, 2021
Capital One’s The Match made its return this summer, this time benefiting the Obama Foundation’s My Brother’s Keeper Alliance, Feeding America and the Montana Food Bank Network.
World Golf Hall of Famer Phil Mickelson and seven-time Super Bowl Champion Tom Brady teed off against 2020 U.S. Open Champion Bryson DeChambeau and reigning NFL league MVP Aaron Rodgers, at a two-on-two golf event at The Reserve Moonlight Basin in picturesque Big Sky, Montana.
Supporting Great Organizations
The ultimate goal of all the driving, chipping and putting was to reinforce Capital One’s commitment to creating a world where everyone has an equal opportunity to prosper by advocating for an inclusive society, building thriving communities and creating financial tools that enrich lives.
Proceeds of the event will go to the Obama Foundation’s My Brother’s Keeper Alliance, which leads a national call to action to build safe and supportive communities where boys and young men of color are valued and have clear pathways to opportunity; and Feeding America, whose mission is to provide equitable access to nutritious food.
Capital One has supported these two great organizations in the past by providing My Brother's Keeper with $1.3 million dollars in 2020 to accelerate the program’s impact in targeted communities; and by donating $1 million dollars to Feeding America’s Covid Relief Fund to help fight hunger during the pandemic.
"We’re proud to sponsor Capital One’s The Match for the fourth time. Not only has Capital One’s The Match become a must-see TV event, but it also supports high-impact non-profit organizations that Capital One is pleased to be a partner of already,” said Andy Navarrete, Capital One Executive Vice President and Head of External Affairs. “Through the Capital One Impact Initiative, we partner with My Brother’s Keeper and have granted them $1.3 million to foster transformative mentoring relationships that help close gaps in equity and ensure that young men of color have access to real opportunity. We also have provided support to Feeding America with a $1 million grant to advance their efforts to help communities working to eliminate food insecurity. We look forward to another wonderful event that shines a light on these organizations’ important work."
The match also featured on-course competitive challenges to help raise additional awareness and funding for these important initiatives, perhaps none more unique than the Capital One Club Challenge.
On hole 14, each player was tasked to use one club throughout the entire hole. For the winning team, a $250,000 donation would be made in their name, with an additional $250,000 donated for a birdie or better. Interestly, the teams tied, sharing bragging rights!
All-in-all the event helped raise $2.6 million for the Obama Foundation’s My Brother’s Keeper Alliance and helped donate 5.3 million meals to Feeding America.