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This unique golf event is an opportunity for you as a golfer to help raise funds that will impact the lives of children and families served by AGAPE. This is not a traditional pay-to-play format, but the concept is simple. We ask you to help “tell” the AGAPE story—which focuses on making a positive difference in the lives of children with the love of Jesus—and then request financial support from your network of friends, family and co-workers.
As a golfer, what am I expected to do?
We ask that you contact at least 50 people through letters, personal phone calls, emails and/or social media posts asking potential sponsors for a financial gift. Give your pledges and/or gifts to your team captain and enjoy a day of incredible golf. There is no entry fee for you to play in this event.
Does this concept of fundraising really work?
Last year, our teams raised anywhere from $2,000 – $38,000 for a collective total of more than $250,000, representing 400+ gifts! The key to success is simply asking enough potential sponsors to help.
Can I get others to help me raise my sponsorship goal?
Sure! Some golfers have asked a friend, family member or business associate to assist them in the fundraising process. They can mail out letters, make personal calls or help your efforts in other ways. Maybe someone you know would be willing to match, dollar-for-dollar, everything you raise. Be creative! The more people you ask, the more potential you have to meet or exceed your goal.
How do I keep up with my pledges and gifts?
We have created a personalized giving page where you can direct your sponsors to give on our online giving platform, where their gifts will be assigned to your name, showing a running total, and they’ll be thanked immediately for their tax-deductible gift. Click here for details.
How will the pledges be collected?
For all pledges following the event, we will send your sponsors a letter thanking them for their pledge, along with a return envelope addressed to AGAPE. So that you will receive credit, please be sure to tell your sponsors to make all checks payable to AGAPE with your name in the memo line as the golfer.
Who will “thank” my sponsors?
A thank-you letter will be sent from AGAPE for all gifts. We also encourage you to take time to thank your sponsors personally as well. We can send you a list of all your sponsors if needed.
Do I need to bring anything with me to the event?
Please bring your list of pledges and any gifts that may have been sent to you personally. Other than that, bring your clubs and be ready to play!
What is my fundraising goal?
Our desire is for each golfer to raise a minimum of $1,000. If you will commit to contacting a minimum of 50 potential sponsors and make a personal gift, our past experience tells us you are almost certain to reach or exceed this goal. All we ask is that you catch a vision of what this money will do for others in need and give it your best effort!
How does my gift make an impact?
- $250 provides four professional counseling sessions for a child who has experienced trauma from neglect or abuse ($62.50 for one child’s session)
- $500 covers the cost of a State-mandated home study to certify a new foster/adoptive family
- $1,350 provides one month of care for a child in foster care
- $2,500 covers the cost to train seven new families to become foster parents
Let’s tee it up for the kids!