We are so excited to partner with Birdies for Tampa Bay Charities Program at the Valspar Championship this year!

Birdies for Tampa Bay Charities is a philanthropic platform that utilizes the excitement around the Valspar Championship (a PGA TOUR event) to help non-profit organizations in the Tampa Bay area raise awareness and funds to support their missions.

 Through the Birdies program, each approved charity will receive 100% of the amount pledged by donors as well as a contribution from the Copperhead Charities’ Bonus Fund equal to 15% of the participating charity’s fundraising total.

Golf Tournament

Donate Today:

If you want to donate:

Online Donation Form – Using the following link, donors can select your organization in the drop down on the donation page. To complete the online donation form, click below.

Can’t attend, but interested in donating to help our mission of finding a cure for brain cancer? Venmo us at @GVSBC – Any amount is greatly appreciated!

Our Sponsors


Golfers vs Brain Cancer Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation with a goal of finding a cure for brain cancer. Proceeds from these events benefit local partners such as Moffitt Cancer Research Center, Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital, as well as families directly impacted by this terrible disease. Our inspiration 15 years ago, was Melissa Pittman and her legacy lives on through GVBC. Her story is inspiring and to date, we have raised over $1,000,000 for brain cancer research for Melissa’s mission: “Let’s find a cure.”

Our Board:

100% volunteer-based organization:

Jay Pittman

Chairman of the Board

Sheila Mathisen


Taylor McHale

Member of the Board

James Pittman

Golf Tournament Chair

Scott McKim

Member of the Board

Duane Brown

Food & Beverage Co-Chair

Shawn Swank

Food & Beverage Co-Chair

Alecia Savas

Auction Chair

Jeff Rutti

Member of the Board

John Bykowski

Member of the Board

Connie Whitlock

Member of the Board

Get in touch


334 East Lake Rd #309

Palm Harbor, Florida 34685

EVENT Location

Ardea Country Club

1055 East Lake Woodlands Parkway

Oldsmar, Florida 34677

Contact Us


Sheila + 1 727.452.2959

Email: gvbc08@gmail.com

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Your donations to help our cause are sincerely appreciated.

Checks can be made out to “Golfers vs Brain Cancer Foundation” and mailed to: 334 East Lake Rd #309 Palm Harbor, FL 34685-2427

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