Rory McIlroy Meets Chinquapin Prep Students – Fifth Of His Six Bags, Six Charities Project.

Rory McIlroy has met students from the Chinquapin Prep School and the local Houston school that will benefit as part of his Six Bays, Six Charities fund-raising initiative.

McIlroy’s golf bag, featuring the logo of the school, will be auctioned off at the end of the week and Chinquapin Prep will get the proceeds.

“It is an honor for me to carry a bag with the crest of Chinquapin Prep School on it at the Shell Houston Open,” said McIlroy.

McIlroy will sign the bag at the end of the week and it will be auctioned off via the Rory Foundation website.

Rory McIlroy and Chinquapin Prep school students.  (Photo - Shell Houston Open)

Rory McIlroy and Chinquapin Prep school students. (Photo – Shell Houston Open)

The Shell Houston Open is the fifth of six tournaments in the first fundraising initiative of The Rory Foundation.

Chinquapin Prep, a benefiting charity of the Shell Houston Open and Houston Golf Association since 1979, is a non-profit college-preparatory school for grades six through twelve, primarily serving economically disadvantaged youth from the Houston area. Located in Highlands, TX the campus has classes for boys in grades seven through twelve, who live on campus Monday through Friday, while the girls and 6th grade boys are transported back to their homes daily. In 1995 it was named the PGA TOUR Charity of the Year.

The Rory Foundation has been set up by Rory to help children from around the world.

The 6 Bags Project is the first fundraiser that The Rory Foundation is undertaking.

For each of the first 6 tournaments Rory plays in for the first four months of 2013 Rory’s golf bag will carry the name and logo of a children’s charity.

The 6 tournaments are listed below with the respective charity that will benefit. The exception is The Masters where the charity has been decided upon but will be announced at a later date.

(1) HSBC Abu Dhabi (17 – 20th January) – Northern Ireland Cancer Fund for Children

(2) WGC -Accenture Match Play Championship (20 – 24th February): Boys & Girls Clubs of Tucson

(3) Honda Classic (28th February – 3rd March): Child Protection Team of the Palm Beaches

(4) WGC-Cadillac Championship (7th – 10th March): First Tee Miami-Dade Amateur Golf Association

(5) Shell Houston Open: (25th -31st March): Chinquapin Prep School

(6) The Masters (11th-14th April): To Be Announced

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