MARY S. ROBERTS PET ADOPTION CENTER INAUGURAL GOLF MARATHON
Join us for a great day of fun for a good cause. If you cannot play, consider sponsoring one of our golfers.
When is it?Monday, June 14, 2010
Breakfast: 7:30 am
Shotgun Start: 8:30 am
Where will we be playing?Victoria Country Club
Riverside, California 92506
What exactly is a Golf Marathon?It is a fun event that will raise some serious bucks needed to help advance the work of the Mary S. Roberts Pet Adoption Center. It is a way for golfers to play golf – rallying support for a good cause while doing something they really enjoy. Not an ordinary golf tournament, a golf marathon is more fun and more profitable.
Will the golfers really play 100 holes in a day? Is it possible?Yes & Yes.
How does it work?We will play real golf on a real course, but changes in the format of the game are made in order to speed up the play:
The marathon is played as a personal best-ball scramble. For example, at each hole the golfer will hit 2 balls off the tee and then pick up the worst ball and bring it to where their best ball lies. From that spot, the golfer will hit each ball again. This continues until the balls are holed out or until double bogey (2 over par) is reached. The golfer will then move on to the next hole and will continue playing in this same way until 100 holes have been completed. (The idea is to keep moving because everyone behind you is trying to play all the holes, too.)
Can anyone play?The only people who will be able to play on June 14 are those golfers who have registered in advance and have secured sponsorships.
What will be the schedule of the day?
- 7:30 am – Light breakfast and course orientation
- 8:30 am – Shotgun Start
- 11:00 am – D’Elia’s box lunch – on the course
- 5:00 pm – Call it a day after completing 100 holes!
- 5:00 pm – Mexican Buffet, drawings and prizes in the clubhouse
What are we providing for our golfers?
- Breakfast, lunch, buffet dinner, snacks, and beverages
- A personal golf cart for your use
- Golf balls to use for the day
- Fabulous prize packages
What would I be committing to as a golfer?
- Give the day to come out and play
- Sponsor yourself a minimum of $1 per hole ($100)
- Raise additional sponsorships of $24 per hole ($2400)
How difficult is it to raise the additional $24/hole in sponsorships?
Not as hard as you might think – especially when they catch a glimpse of the wonderful things the Mary S. Roberts Pet Adoption Center does for animals.
The theory behind this fundraiser is that anyone you ask will sponsor you at least once if it is for something that YOU believe in. Once you sign up, we will provide you with helpful information for raising sponsorships.
Build your support team.
We ask that each golfer commit to raising a minimum of $25 per hole. (This includes the $1 per hole pledged by the golfer.) That leaves $24 more per hole to raise.
Golfers in successful golf marathons have had their own “team” of pledge partners – and we encourage our golfers to do this. That is, to enlist the support of non-golfing pledge partners to help secure pledges.
If each golfer has two friends helping to collect pledges for their marathon effort, reaching – and even exceeding – the $25 per hole is quite possible.
A few ways this can work for you:
- 1 pledge of $2500
- Several lump-sum donations adding up to $2500
- 25 pledges of $1 per hole (a $100 pledge)
- 25-plus pledges of any combination ranging from 50 cents to $3.00 per hole
Where does the money go?
100% of the money raised in this Golf Marathon goes to help care for animals in transition who reside at the Pet Adoption Center. We help dogs like Max.
His owner walked into the Pet Adoption Center one day obviously upset. Despite the language barrier, Max’s owner managed to tell us that he was currently living in his car with his best friend, Max. However, he felt that he could no longer care for him and wanted to give him a chance at life. With tears streaming down his face, he handed over the handmade leash, pointed to Max and pleaded “No die! No die!” Max’s owner was assured that he didn’t need to worry and that we would find him a new home. Max was dirty, covered in ticks, and seemed confused as his beloved owner walked out the door. He was quickly provided with the food and medical care he needed and soon charmed the staff of the Pet Adoption Center with his tender and sweet spirit. Within two weeks this adorable Spaniel mix was adopted by a loving family and now has a new forever home.
The Pet Adoption Center is a no-kill facility. All the animal residents remain in our care until a forever home is found.
Are the sponsorships tax-deductible?
Yes. The Mary S. Roberts Pet Adoption Center is a registered 501(c)(3) organization, #95-1458062.