How it works

Here’s How It Works!

This unique golf event is an opportunity for you as a golfer to help raise funds that will IMG_0661impact the lives of children and families served by AGAPE.

The concept is simple. All we ask is that you help “tell” the AGAPE story. That’s what this event is all about…making a positive, life-changing difference in the lives of children. With your help we can do even more!

As a golfer, what am I expected to do? We ask that you contact at least 50 people through letters, personal phone call, email and/or social media post asking your 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? You better believe it! You’ll be amazed at how much fun you’ll have while helping to raise money. This event has raised more than $2,700,000 over the past 16 years! The key to success is simply asking 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? Through a unique relationship with our online giving partner, we have created a personalized giving site that you can direct your sponsors to.

How will the pledges be collected? After 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 MADE 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 the time to thank your sponsors personally as well.

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 sending a minimum of 50 letters and/or emails to 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!