McIlroy to highlight charity in Charlotte during tournament

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by Associated Press

WCNC.com

Posted on April 26, 2013 at 1:53 PM

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Rory McIlroy will continue to put the logo of a local charity on his golf bag at select tournaments the rest of the year, including the Wells Fargo Championship in Charlotte.
 

It's called the "6 Bags Project," part of a series of fundraisers for "The Rory Foundation," which the two-time major champion created to help children around the world. Along with highlighting a charity with ties to the tournament, the bag is later sold at auction will proceeds going to that charity.
 

"We've had an overwhelmingly positive reaction to the charity bag project, as it raises huge awareness for the chosen charities, as well as much needed funds," McIlroy said. "It's all about giving children the support that I enjoyed as a child, so myself and my team felt that it made sense to extend the initiative to benefit as many charities and children as possible."
 
McIlroy will highlight the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital at his next tournament, the Wells Fargo Championship at Quail Hollow that starts May 2.
 

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