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CHARITY FUNDRAISING GOLFATHONS

ON-CAMPUS GOLFATHONS ARE THE BEST WAY TO RAISE MONEY FOR SCHOOL ORGANIZATIONS

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Thanks to the off-course safety and performance of the  almostGolf ball, you can now bring low cost charity golf events onto hundreds of thousands of high school and elementary school playing fields and campuses to help raise needed funds while building campus involvement and community.

By simplifying your fundraising process and bringing a golfathon onto your school or campus, almost-Golfathons are the best and most cost effective way for school clubs and teams to raise between $4,000 - $25,000 dollars in just one day!  

       BONUS: since you own the venue, your club keeps every dollar!

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WHAT IS AN ALMOST-GOLFATHON?
A Golfathon is modeled after the highly effective ‘walkathon' charity model. Your participants simply sign up donors at .25 cents to $5 per hole, design their campus/playing field friendly frisbee type ‘Golf course' (one club (9 iron) perferred) and play as many holes as they can. It's simple, social, inexpensive and fun. Best of all, because your own the ‘course' every dollar you raise goes straight to your cause! 

On campus Golfathons can be safely played around your high school or college campus, parks or playing fields. They are as simple to create than Frisbee Golf events. All you need are some almostGOLF balls, a few mats, targets and your own creativity, because you and your players create the course.

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GOLFATHONS BUILD ON-CAMPUS AWARENESS:
When you create events that involve everyone on campus from your golf club - team - other athletes - students - alumni - parents you now have the needed on-campus exposure to develop your golf team or golf club.

THE GOLFATHON PROCESS: 

Almost-GOLFATHONS MAKE IT EASY AND AFFORDABLE TO DONATE:
 By having players ask for small donations from many contributors, it is a great deal easier for them to get a 'yes'  from many people and drive your fundraising efforts. Vs. having to ask for a lot of money from a select few. This makes Golfathon fundraising effortless and attainable by younger players and participants.  They then create their campus friendly Golfathon course around school...and start playing as many holes as they can.

THE MATH:

10 Players x 10 donors x $1 x 18 holes = $1,800  
10 Players x 10 donors x $1 x 36 holes = $3,600
20 Players x 10 donors x $1 x 36 holes = $7,200
30 Players x 10 donors x $1 x 36 holes = $10,800
30 Players x 20 donors x $1 x 36 holes = $21,600
50 Players x 20 donors x $1 x 36 holes = $36,000  
 
CALL TODAY FOR PRODUCTS AND INFORMATION: 800.998.1077  

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The almost-GOLFATHON advantage:
With relatively few players, a charity organization, club or team can raise a serious amount of money without the pressures and hastles of traditional golf fundraising models.

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MORE CHARITY DOLLARS FOR YOUR PROGRAM: Since you own the venue, every dollar
you raise goes straight to your cause or school program.

ü     EASY AND INEXPENSIVE TO PRODUCE: Our charity golfathon tournaments are far easier to produce than traditional charity golfathon tournaments and since you are playing 'golf' around campus, far less expensive.

ü      INEXPENSIVE TO PLAY: Since you own your golfathon venue, you don't have to charge an arm and a leg to your participants to make a bundle from your charity golfathon.

ü      SCHOOL CAMPUS INCLUSIVE: Now you can have everyone from alumni, students, teachers, parents and fellow athletes take part to raise money and have fun doing it.

ü      SUPER EASY GOLFATHON FUNDRAISING: Golfathon charity fundraising is easy because your players or students are asking for a small amount of money from many people as opposed to a larger amount from a few like in traditional charity golf tournaments. This makes growing the event and getting people involved a whole lot easier.

ü FAR MORE SOCIAL: Since your on-campus golfathon courses can be created on as little as a football field, there is a lot more social interaction, community and spectator involvement.

ü     GOLFATHON COURSE DESIGN: Your golf team and alumni will have a blast designing your golfathon course around campus because there is no limit but your own creativity.

ü     ALUMNI GOLFATHON EVENTS: On campus charity golfathon tournaments are a great way to showcase the campus during alumni week and create powerful memories for your alumni and friends.

ü  GOLFATHONS HELP BUILD YOUR GOLF PROGRAM: The on-campus golfathon model can grow to allow the golf team to eventually develop a legitimate, top line charity golf tournament at their course of choice.

    CALL ALMOSTGOLF TODAY FOR PRODUCTS AND INFORMATION: 800.998.1077

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MORE GOLFATHON FUNDRAISING IDEAS:

How to get the most from your Golfathon. Here are just a few ways to raise more charity dollars with relatively little hassle and a work.

GOALS:
The goal of any Golfathon is to raise as much money for your program or charity as you can with as little effort as possible. This means cutting out the painful process of extracting money from sponsors, gathering tee box prizes and/or charging a few participants/parents a large amount of money for a top notch charity event. The basic way to raise a lot of money is to get as many players/friends and family as you can to play as many holes as they can. This means, for the first time, golf team members can recruit their friends as well as their family, teachers and school alumni etc.
 

EVENT GOLFATHON FORMAT: To make your event simple, fast playing, spectator friendly and all about fun, we suggest one club tournaments (9 iron) where the courses are tight, creative and all about shot making. Combine this with a two player team or best bast ball format and you have fast play and a lot more people able to participate. 
 

GOLFATHON FUNDRAISING: Like a traditional walk-a-thon, each player takes a golfathon registration sheet home and signs up as many sponsors as they can. The golfathon sponsor agrees to donate a dollar amount per hole. (Anywhere from 25 cents to several dollars a hole)

EVERYONE CAN PARTICIPATE AND HELP RAISE MONEY FOR YOUR GOLFATHON: It’s important to note that more than just kids can play and raise money with a Golfathon. Parents, friends, teachers, non-golf students and alumni can all ‘take a sign up sheet’ home and participate. It’s easy and low pressure. 


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HOW TO MAKE YOUR CHARITY GOLFATHON MORE
FUN:


There are lots of ways to make your golfathon really fun and involving while at the same time easy to produce and clean up. It's also important to note that the more fun you make your golfathon, the more likely it will grow in participation and charity clout.


GOLFATHON COURSE DESIGN: There's no limit to how creative, social or challenging you can make your course. In fact, this is a great way to help your team bond by teaching them how to create and implement their own golfathon ‘golf’ course.  

LUNCH TIME BBQ:
Everyone loves the smell of a lunch time barbacue. It is also another possible revenue stream.

MUSIC:
Since your courses are a lot more compact, music is an easy way to keep the energy up.

ON-THE-COURSE PICNIC AREAS: Spectators can really make the difference for your golfathon. So why not allow friends and donors to picnic around the course. This is also a way to raise more dollars.


GOLFATHON SPECTATORS: Since the almostGolf ball cannot hurt anyone sitting around the targets or 'greens', why not invite everyone you know to just come on down and have lunch and watch. Basically, Golfathons are a casual, fun way to catch up with friends and other familys and generally have a social time of it. This is very different than traditional golf tournaments. 

GOLFATHON REGISTRATION:
You can create a simple entry fee and registration for those kids and friends who just want to come out and play without raising money. This will help create awareness of your golf program and possibly recruit players down the road.

THE SPEED OF PLAY: To speed up play, you can also make the golf-a-thon a competition to see how many holes a player or team can cover in a specific time period. 
 

PRIZES:
To attract players you can put up fun prizes for low scores, most birdies, hole in ones, most money raised etc.
 

CREATING MAXIMUM IMPACT: To accommodate as many people as possible, you can also create morning and afternoon tee times for those who are not officially part of the almostGolf-a-thon, but want to donate and play. During lunch you can announce key stats like hole-in-ones and low scores.
 

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