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JetBlue to host 5th 'Swing For Good' charity golf event

New York-based low-cost carrier JetBlue Airways (NASDAQ: JBLU) said it will host its fifth annual Swing For Good Golf Classic and Bid For Good online charitable auction.

JetBlue said that these efforts comprise the airline´s major fundraising campaign of the year.

Swing For Good began as a friendly competition between JetBlue and its business partners, with the ultimate goal of making a difference and raising funds for non-profit organizations. This year´s recipients are KaBOOM! and First Book.

For the fifth anniversary of JetBlue´s annual campaign, business partners, customers and crewmembers will play golf and bid online at for one-of-a-kind items with the proceeds benefitting two worthy community organizations.

Over the past five years, the Swing For Good and Bid For Good efforts have raised more than USD 1.5m for a variety of nonprofit partners.

Last year, JetBlue donated USD 420,000 to KaBOOM! and PBS Kids.

KaBOOM!, a non-profit organization dedicated to giving kids the childhood they deserve by bringing play to those who need it most, has been a recipient of the fundraising campaign for the past five years. The airline is also happy to welcome a new beneficiary this year First Book, a non-profit social enterprise that provides access to new books for children in need.

The Swing For Good Golf Classic will be held on Wednesday, September 25 at Bethpage State Golf Course in Bethpage, NY. The Bid For Good online auction takes place through October 16.

Customers can bid on a wide range of exclusive packages including luxurious all-inclusive JetBlue Getaways vacation packages, access to VIP sporting events, signed memorabilia and other one-of-a-kind experiences.

JetBlue carries 29m customers a year to 79 cities in the US, Caribbean and Latin America with more than 700 daily flights.

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