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2014 Annual Golf Tournament (May)

From Mr. Simpson (Sunday, March 30, 2014)

Troop 2860 Golf Tournament - PLEASE READ

The annual golf tournament fundraiser is a month away (Monday, May 5th)!  It seems like a long way off, but it’s time to get the golfers, sponsors, and door prizes lined up NOW.  As we did last year, we are counting on EACH FAMILY to provide two of the following three needs:

1---SPONSORS

We have begun to receive some sponsorships, but we need much more.  Last year our first $500 sponsor was as simple as one of our troop parents asking her employer (via email) if they would consider a sponsorship.  Here is the text of the email:

My son’s boy scout troop is looking for sponsors and players for its annual golf tournament on May 5th.   I would appreciate it if  <Employer Name>  could consider becoming a sponsor or providing a door prize.  The sponsorship is 100% tax-deductible, and the troop will provide a tax receipt.  I have attached a flyer and the registration form with the details.

Also, feel free to forward the registration form to anyone who might be interested in playing.

Thanks for your help,”

Feel free to use this or compose your own.  The point is, people and companies are willing to help - they just need to be asked.  Use email, phone, in person, but ask!   Other businesses have also indicated they will sponsor, and probably enter some golfers as well. 

Also, be sure to let them know that any sponsor is encouraged to provide a brochure/literature to be distributed to each of the golfers.  What a great way to get the word out about their business.  If they want to do this, we will need about 100 pieces to be sure each golfer gets one.

Attached are materials you can use in your efforts.  We will be distributing packets at Tuesday’s meeting with the printed material.

REMEMBER,  a Scout will receive a credit to their Scout account equal to 10% of the sponsor money (5% for a returning sponsor) they bring in!  (Yes, that means that $1000 in sponsorships generated would put $100 in the acquiring Scout’s account!)

2--GOLFERS

People LOVE playing in our tournament.  It is a very high quality event, and we are working once again to see if we can offer the chance to win a car!!  We have had a few register thus far, but our goal is to have 92 golfers (or more!).  We are far short of that at the moment. 

I have heard of several foursomes who intend to play, but we have not received the registrations yet.  PLEASE HAVE THE GOLFERS SEND THE REGISTRATION FORMS TO ME ASAP.  Follow up with people who have told you they would play.  They can be faxed, mailed, or scanned and emailed—we’ll accept anything!  But get ‘em in!

Invite every golfer you know, but do it now - people have to have some notice to make sure they can adjust their work schedules.

NEW—NEW—NEW—please let golfers know that if their employer offers a matching program for charitable giving, they may be able to double their contribution to the Troop, or use the match for another charity of their choice.

3--DOOR PRIZES

We need door prizes.  Our tournament is known for the quality of the door prizes for the golfers.  Unlike any other tournament I have ever participated in (that’s a lot), the Troop 2860 tournament makes sure every golfer walks away with a prize.  Many businesses are more than willing to offer goods or services instead of money sponsorships.  Please ask them.  The best place to start is your own company.  Reference the attached list of prior year door prizes for ideas.

Call me with any questions, concerns, ideas, etc. 

LET’S GET THIS DONE FOR THE BOYS!!

Yours in Scouting

Tom Simpson

Tournament Chairman

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