JetBlue launches annual charitable fundraising initiative to benefit youth/education

JetBlue (NASDAQ:JBLU) has launched its eighth annual Swing for Good golf classic fundraising initiative to benefit youth and education non-profits, the company said.

The charitable campaign includes the Bid for Good online auction, powered by Charity Buzz. Since 2008, the Swing for Good and Bid for Good campaigns have raised nearly USD3.2 million for 20 charitable partners.

This year´s beneficiaries include three youth and education-focused non-profit organizations: DoSomething.org, Together We Rise and The JetBlue Foundation.

This JetBlue-sponsored private foundation encourages and advances aviation-related education. The JetBlue Foundation´s mission is to ignite interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) programs and place aviation top-of-mind as a career choice for students, especially those from communities traditionally underrepresented in the field.

JetBlue is a New York-based airline offering service to more than 32 million customers a year to 97 cities in the US, Caribbean and Latin America with an average of 925 daily flights.