FireLink's Fundraisers for Firefighters
FireLink | Kendra Weikman, Associate Editor
A great warm-weather fundraising event is a golf fundraiser. Popular for men and women alike, hosting your own golf tournament is actually fairly easy and, if done right, you can raise a significant amount of money.
Most golf courses will give you a substantial discount for a large group, particularly if you’re scheduled for a weekday when traffic is low. You can charge the regular price and do quite well. Or, you can pocket the discount, markup the regular greens fee by $10, and do even better.
Contact local businesses and ask them to sponsor a hole. To attract eighteen sponsors, make it affordable, say $100 or so. Show them a mockup of the signs that will be placed for each sponsor and your event program where you’ll list all your sponsors.
Load up the back of a golf cart with ice and cold drinks, then drive the course and sell your golfers what they want. Cold beer and sodas are the best sellers, but don’t forget to include snack foods like pretzels and chips.