Monthly Archives: July 2010


Bon Jovi, Woods Unite to Rock FORE Charity

Held at a beautiful private estate in Radnor Township, Pa., the event welcomed an intimate crowd of 300 for a VIP reception and rousing live auction.

Following the auction, guests were greeted and welcomed by Woods, who spoke about the importance of both organizations and the work they do to help underserved young people and families. Woods then welcomed legendary rocker Jon Bon Jovi to the stage for a thrilling acoustic set, featuring hits “Livin’ On A Prayer” and “Wanted Dead or Alive.”

Notable auction items at Rock FORE Charity included an array of golf, sports and music-themed packages, including an exclusive golf trip for four featuring a golf outing and Q&A with Tiger, and a one-of-a-kind Bon Jovi VIP front-row concert experience that includes a meet and greet with Jon and a personalized autographed guitar.

Tiger and Jon first joined forces for charity in 2003, when Bon Jovi headlined Tiger Jam VI, a benefit concert event which raises funds for the Tiger Woods Foundation. Jon and Tiger reunited for Tiger Jam X, which the band also headlined. Most recently, Tiger spent time at Project H.O.M.E., a community partner of the Jon Bon Jovi Soul Foundation. While there, Tiger toured the facility, met with program participants and interacted with the youth from Hopeworks in Camden.

About Jon Bon Jovi Soul Foundation: Founded in 2006, the Jon Bon Jovi Soul Foundation (formerly the Philadelphia Soul Charitable Foundation) is a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing about positive change and helping the lives of those in need ONE SOUL AT A TIME. The JBJSF transforms lives and neighborhoods through funding and the creation of programs and partnerships that support innovative community efforts to break the cycle of poverty and homelessness. For more information visit

About Tiger Woods Foundation: Since 1996, the Tiger Woods Foundation has reached more than 10 million young people by delivering unique experiences and innovative educational opportunities for youth worldwide. Specific programs of the Foundation include the Tiger Woods Learning Center, a one-of-a-kind, 35,000-square-foot education facility custom-built for the underserved youth of Southern California; Tiger’s Action Plan, a collection of curricula distributed to students nationwide; and the Earl Woods Scholarship Program, which provides students with a demonstrated financial need and a proven commitment to community service a scholarship renewable for up to four years. In addition to its original programming, the Foundation also awards grants to youth-based organizations around the world.


Jon Bon Jovi Speaks at the Opening Ceremonies of the AT&T National Golf Tournament

The Jon Bon Jovi Soul Foundation was selected by the AT&T National golf tournament as one of the recipients of the proceeds from this event. In addition to the Boys & Girls Club of Philadelphia and the Tiger Woods Foundation, the JBJSF will be one of the charities featured throughout the week-long golf tournament, held June 29 – July 4. In keeping with the mission of the JBJSF, we are continuing to forge partnerships and build relationships in our community. In working with the Tiger Woods Foundation, the JBJSF has identified two organizations in our grant portfolio that will also benefit from this event: Project H.O.M.E. and Hopeworks in Camden, NJ. Students from both programs were on hand at the JBJSF Tent to hand out to speak to tournament attendees about their programs.

Students from the Harold Honickman Entrepreneur Program promoted their business ventures by featuring their merchandise (bumper stickers, buttons, t-shirts) and giving out promotional materials including buttons made exclusively for the event. They were spreading the message that together, Project H.O.M.E. and the Jon Bon Jovi Soul Foundation along with other community partners can end the cycle of homelessness in Philadelphia. The Harold Honickman Entrepreneur Program provides youth with opportunities to learn practical business skills through the creation of their own businesses. This competitive program pairs students with mentors from the business community as well as providing workshops and start-up funding for business projects proposed by the teen participants. Students learn introductory business skills, including creating and producing retail items, and meet regularly with their mentors, who offer guidance, support and professional advice on the direction of the business.
Hopeworks students were on hand to showcase their website design programs that they run.

Hopeworks trainees were passing out the 2010 Edition of the Hopeworks Camden Street Map. Hopeworks trainees worked on the map of Camden in several ways including design, layout and the selling of ads for the map.

Please visit our Photos section to see pictures from Jon’s visit with the students at our tent at the AT&T National Golf Tournament.