Schools Raise Money with One Day Charity Golf Fundraising Tournaments
A Wonderful Way for Schools and Colleges to Raise Funds.
Helping Schools Raise funds by Transition
Schools that hold bake-sales, sell magazine subscriptions and conduct car-washes should explore moving their efforts and bring in more fundraising dollars by transitioning into the awesome world of one-day charity golf tournaments.
Everything I’ve Learned Over the Years
while assisting charities and helping schools raise funds using golf is now contained in my book “Golf Tournaments 101 Second Edition”. There are nineteen chapters covering all aspects of planning and holding a successful One-Day-Charity-Fundraiser-Golf-Tournament. Think of it as being a guide book full of moneymaking ideas and suggestions. Not only that, over 35 downloadable tools in Excel and Word files are included. Many are ready to use, others can be modified to suit your own requirements.
A Day Long Golf Event Is Significant
enough to encourage sponsors to become involved. In doing so, not only will a school bring in more dollars through the fees they charge sponsors, it will make the event much more interesting. That will increase player participation and bring in more “Entry Fees”. Sponsor funded upgrades will enhance your fundraiser. Here are just a few examples of what can be covered by sponsorships:
- The awards dinner
- A barbeque out on the golf course
- A hole-in-one competition with perhaps an automobile as the prize
- A sponsored putting competition
There are Many More Ways Sponsors
can be involved. In my book there’s a whole chapter dedicated to sponsorships. This chapter alone makes the cost of purchasing my book certainly worthwhile.
Incorporating a Dinner Evening,
a live auction and a silent auction into a “One Day Fundraiser Golf Tournament” makes a lot of sense. I’ve known nonprofits doing this and being amazed and thrilled by the amount of charity dollars generated.
An After Golf Awards Dinner
is a wonderful way to conclude the fundraising day. Along with the golfers, “dinner only” guests should be encouraged to attend. They should arrive at the time golfers start coming into the clubhouse after play. Then they can enjoy the post golf activities. For the charge to attend the dinner, plus purchasing raffle tickets and their participation in silent and live auctions, they’ll certainly increase the day’s revenue.
Here are Some of The Reasons I believe schools should consider staging an all in one-day charity-fundraiser event.
- Of course the major one is generating revenue for school programs
- At high school level, involving students in the planning of the event can be a positive learning experience
- Using students as volunteers on tournament day is a way to open them to the values of fundraising
- Students in a culinary class could be use to help with any food related activities, including helping with a barbeque out on the course
- Involving students in producing advertising materials and tournament signage
- If the school has a golf team, this is the wonderful event for their involvement. As volunteers and perhaps players
Where Will Your Players Come From?
Schools have a great “people base” available to them when reaching out to find players for their tournament. To start with, parents of students, family members, friends, workplace associates and suppliers.
A Monday When Most Country Clubs
are closed to member play but open to hosting charity tournaments, should be the day to consider. The tournament could be scheduled when school is in session or during a vacation break, that’s something the school would need to decide. However, my experience has been that schools choose a Monday when school is in session.
Tip Of The Iceberg:
If you’ve read any of my many blogs on planning and running a one day charity fundraising golf tournament, then look at them as being just the tip of the iceberg.
Golf Tournaments 101 Second Edition
is full of much more detailed information, guidelines and tips than blogs can fully cover. It’s unique in that there’s not another guide and planning book on the market containing as much information to assist charities raise money through golf.
Through the book’s website http://charitygolf101.com over 35 downloadable tools are made available. These Excel and Word files are set up to assist in pre-tournament planning along with a tournament day timeline. Some files are ready to go; others can be modified to suit your own requirements.
Helping Schools is what this blog is all about. I sincerely hope it’s helpful.