ClubsHelp MISSION is to connect golf and member clubs with local communities to activate a powerful network that provides critical resources in times of need. The Foundation was created to service hospitals and emergency service providers to aid frontline workers in the fight against COVID-19.
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ClubsHelp encourages clubs and members to connect with hospitals, nursing homes, police and fire departments, food banks and others in their respective local areas to provide a much needed support network. How it works is clubs ‘adopt’ local charitable organizations, whereby members, companies, and individual donors pitch in to gather, collect, and deliver the most critical items and resources.
Hospitals around the world are in dire need of support to fight the COVID-19 virus. Supplies are scarce and help is urgently needed in the following key areas:
- Basic Food Items: Bottled water, electrolyte drinks, hot meals, and wrapped sandwiches.
- Miscellaneous Supplies: Bags, UV lights for sterilization, moisture wick tee-shirts to wear under PPE gear.
- Delivery Services: Drop off and pick up items from club kitchens, club members’ enterprises/resources, businesses, homes, and so forth.
- Other Resources: Anything that a club member may be able to offer (vehicles, personnel, manufacturing capability, etc.) can be considered and discussed with club management and the local hospitals.
“When my management team told me about this initiative, I was right behind it straight away,” comments World Golf Hall of Famer Ernie Els. “It’s a shining example of how people all around the world are pulling together in this crisis to help vulnerable members of society and, of course, support the frontline healthcare staff who are literally putting their lives on the line for all of us.”
We at ClubsHelp are aware that not everyone is in a position to jump on board and help with this initiative. But if your own circumstances are such that you feel you can offer some assistance, please do get in touch with us.
If you have a need to contact us by phone, please call ClubsHelp at (407) 226-2822 and we will respond at our earliest convenience.
ClubsHelp could not be making a difference without the generous contributions and collective effort of the all the individuals, clubs, hospitals, organizations, and corporations who have taken the initiative to support ClubsHelp.org.
CLIF BAR is contributing to ClubsHelp as part of the 6.6 million bars they are donating to help sustain health frontline care workers, food banks, and other nonprofit partners, including local hospitals and other first responders. CLIF BARs are made in company-owned bakeries in Twin Falls, Idaho and Indianapolis, Indiana and are being delivered ASAP to hospitals and health care facilities in need. Thanks to everyone who is working hard to #FeedtheFight
The National Club Association advances the interests of the private club community through advocacy, insightful education and governance best practices. We are proud to and encourage clubs to support ClubsHelp in the fight against COVID-19 as we offer clubs solutions through our Coronavirus Resource Center and our lobbying efforts to include clubs in critical relief legislation and programs.
Mountain Productions, a disaster relief Modular Structure Company, is pleased to join the ClubsHelp cause and has agreed to donate a Disaster Relief mobile unit for deployment on behalf of ClubsHelp. In addition, they are donating 1000 Gowns, 1000 x 3ply Surgical masks and 1000 KN95 Masks so we can provide additional support to our hot-zone hospitals.
The Club Management Association of America (CMAA) is proud to support the ClubsHelp Foundation. The CMAA, founded in 1927, is the largest professional association for managers of membership clubs with 6,800 members who contribute to the success of country, golf, athletic, city, faculty, military, town, and yacht clubs around the world.
ClubsHelp is proud to partner with the American College of Emergency Physicians. ACEP promotes the highest quality of emergency care and is the leading advocate for emergency physicians, their patients, and the public.
The Golf Writers Association of America is a non-profit members organization, and the only American organization dedicated to the promotion and continued improvement of golf journalism.
Arcis Golf is the premier operator of public and private golf clubs in the United States and an industry leader, providing dynamic direction and unrivaled amenities that complement diverse playing experiences.
Concert Golf Partners is a boutique owner-operator of upscale private golf & country clubs nationwide.
ClubCorp, the largest owner and operator of private clubs nationwide, has operated for more than 63 years with the central purpose of Building Relationships and Enriching Lives®. ClubCorp is relentless in its pursuit of providing extraordinary experiences, meaningful connections, shared passions and memorable moments for its more than 430,000 members.
MORRISTOWN MEDICAL – NJ
Springbrook Country Club pioneered this program by adopting Morristown Medical Center in late March.
Springbrook’s foundation and over 400 members are already responsible for donating and delivering over 2000 drinks, 500 meals, and 1000 energy bars to Morristown hospital workers.
MT SINAI HOSPITAL – NY
The New York Athletic Club (NYAC) has been supporting Mt. Sinai Hospital in Manhattan. The club has established a daily drop off and assisting ClubsHelp by recruiting NYC Clubs into the cause.
ELMHURST HOSPITAL – NY
Deepdale Golf Club has partnered with Elmhurst Hospital and delivered truckloads of hydration over this past week.