Pars for Bare Feet


Following the spirit of other golf-charity foundations (Eagles for St Jude and Birdies for Breast Cancer), I created the Pars for Bare Feet charity in September 2007 to help support the Pies Descalzos Foundation in Colombia.

The Pies Descalzos Foundation was created by the artist Shakira in the mid 1990's to give back to her homeland in the most meaningful way she could. "Its main goal is to provide education, nutrition, health coverage and emotional and psychological support to children who have been displaced by violence and those living in poverty." (quote from here)

So what is Pars for Bare Feet? I'm told that 'Pies Descalzos' means 'barefoot feet'. Pars for Bare Feet is a personal charity which connects my golf game to the amount I donate to the Foundation. For every hole which I get a raw score of par or better, I donate $20 to the Pies Descalzos Foundation. I'm still a golf novice, hence the connection to par scores instead of birdies or eagles (which, um, I haven't made yet). So naturally, as my game improves, that will automatically increase the donation amount.

I challenge those reading this to help support the Foundation, or make up your own charity drive. The latter is easy - pick a favorite charity, make up rules for some activity you enjoy, and get started! Whether you donate $1 or $1 million, the key is to get started. The existence of the charity will help bring attention to your cause, and keep your attention focused on them..

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