Fundraiser Help For Planning A Charity Golf Tournament

Released on = March 2, 2006, 7:17 am

Press Release Author = Fundraiser Help

Industry = Non Profit

Press Release Summary = Golf season means non-profit groups will be hosting charity
golf events. Fundraiser Help provides free fundraising tips on planning a charity
golf tournament.

Press Release Body = (RALEIGH, NC) - March 2, 2006 - Need help planning a charity
golf tournament? Fundraiser Help provides free non-profit fundraising advice. The
success of your charity golf event revolves around three things - maximizing player
turnout, increasing pledge amounts, and obtaining sponsored prizes.

Player Turnout
Your success depends on how many players your charity golf event draws. To maximize
turnout, you need to get major publicity for your event. That means putting out
multiple press releases, getting local media coverage from newspapers and television
stations, and placing ads in the sports section of the local paper.

For the best results, put your press releases out through PR Web. Appoint a
spokesperson to handle all media contacts and follow-up. Read my article on
fundraising publicity at

Charity Pledges
The key is getting each player to collect significant pledges. Set a minimum of $100
per player in pledges. Some charities make that number $250 per player.

Motivate the participants to raise as much money as possible. Offer incentives for
the top pledge getters. Seek corporate sponsorships for that firm\'s players. Pledge
amounts determine the success of your charity golf event, so get input from
experienced golfers and golf pros.

Top Golfer Prizes
You\'ll draw more golfers if you have great prizes for longest drive, closest to the
hole, hole in one, lowest team score, lowest actual score, and best adjusted score

Solicit local merchants to sponsor those prizes. Work with an insurance-related
prize company for things like the hole-in-one contest. This allows you to offer a
big prize for a small outlay.

Get 100 golfers (25 foursomes) and your small group can raise $10,000 or more.
Larger turnouts will net even more. Some charity golf tournaments draw 500 golfers
competing for big prizes.

Plan Ahead
Plan ahead to maximize the success of your charity golf event. Bigger pledges, more
golfers, and corporate sponsorships combined with massive publicity works wonders
for the bottom line of your charity golf tournament. With proper planning, you can
raise $75,000 or more for a charitable cause.

Contact local courses for group rates. Mention that you are planning a charity event
and ask for discounts on cart and greens fees. Decide on your preferred location,
then reserve the date and tee times well in advance.

Final Tips
Pick a weekday when large blocks of tee times are available. Get the best rates by
going in person and talking to the pro or pro shop manager.

Corporate sponsors are a plus. To boost results, get some celebrities to golf with
corporate executives. Convincing celebrities to donate their time takes some doing,
but it\'s well worth it.

Consider working with a fundraising consultant who specializes in organizing charity
golf tournaments. For a percentage of the gross, you end up raising more funds due
to their experience and sponsor contacts.

For more charity fundraising information, visit


Kimberly Reynolds
(919) 870-8889

Web Site =

Contact Details = Kimberly Reynolds
708 Lanham Place
Raleigh , 27615


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