100-Hole Challenge

100-Hole Challenge

A club fund raising activity with a proven track record of financial success. Club professionals or amateurs, typically grouped in teams of 2 or 3 golfers, play 100 holes of golf (or as many as possible) in a single day, raising money for ClubsHELP and related local charities.

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Distribution of Funds

90% Local charity of team’s choice or contributors’ discretion. 10% ClubsHELP to build coffers for future needs and emergencies.

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How Does This Work?

Identify players – young, agile, fast. They will play 100 holes minimum, in a specified timeframe–sun up to sun down, in a single day. Courses will be set up to a minimum yardage.

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Time Frame

Any club-designated day between now and October 31, 2020. A set of regulations will be distributed so all club events are run according to the same guidelines.

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Donation Solicitation

A club captain, working closely with the staff, will lead the charge to get member and public pledges. Flat donations, per hole, or per hour pledges are acceptable. Collections usually start 3 to 4 weeks before event day and continue for a couple weeks following. Pledges may be charged to member accounts or made via www.pledgeit.com, an online fund raising resource, should the club elect to use this platform.

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Promotion

Social media, emails, newsletters, news releases, videos, photos – all means of member communication should be employed to maximize interest, excitement and pledges. ClubsHELP will provide a promotional tool kit to assist your club’s efforts.

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Tool Kit

Depending on the date of your event, a tool kit will be provided to include:•Newsletter article •Social posts •PSA for radio and tv •Video script (take the challenge, make a pledge) •News release (to alert local media)

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Pointers and Tips

•Find energetic, enthusiastic participants•Appeal to club members and to the public •Determine best ways to get contributions •Ask the local charity to help promote the event, as well

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Day of Event

Use social media, videos to showcase event •Take and post team photos throughout the day •Pursue local media coverage •Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate

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National Competition

Clubs enroll to participate and receive promotional support from the national office. National scoreboard created; milestones promoted. Track scores, successes in exchange for awards and recognition

•Most holes played •Lowest score •Most birdies, pars •Most money raised

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The Rewards

•Club recognition •Pro and amateur recognition •Charitable support •Local publicity •Doing good things in the community •Participation in virtual celebration in Fall 2020

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Club Enrollment

To enroll your club and participate in the 100-Hole Challenge, go to www.clubshelp.org/100holes Please be ready to designate an event captain

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Fall 2020 Celebration

All participating clubs are eligible for inclusion in “ClubsHELP Unplugged,” a virtual, live entertainment event in Fall 2020. Some additional “Unplugged” fees may apply. Noted speakers and entertainers will perform in a program to be virtually simulcast across the country.

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