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Tad Griffin replied to Tom King's discussion What can I get donated and what do I have to pay for?
"Thanks very much for the opportunity to post the link to our do-it-yourself 3-Minute Tee Sign Kit, Tom. See it at www.GolfPaper.com. We've been able to help fundraising tournaments cut their sign expenses way down to size since 2002. Quick…"
Apr 15, 2012
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Apr 14, 2012
Tad Griffin replied to Tom King's discussion What can I get donated and what do I have to pay for?
"Full disclosure...I sell a do-it-yourself golf tournament sign kit. The *reason* I do is for the exact reason Tom mentioned. Getting signs donated is Rare, with a capital R. So rare that I stopped trying to find someone to donate them, when I ran…"
Apr 14, 2012
Tad Griffin replied to Tom King's discussion Beverage Cart or Open Coolers on the Course
"In addition to Nina's excellent (as usual) suggestion, I would add that bev carts might be driven by volunteers who are wearing the tournament beneficiary's logo. Save some ca$h and pimp the mission one more time. (Can't be enough…"
Apr 14, 2012

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At 2:28am on February 2, 2018, Sophie Reyer said…

Good Day,

How is everything with you, I picked interest on you after going through your short profile and deemed it necessary to write you immediately. I have something very vital to disclose to you, but I found it difficult to express myself here, since it's a public site.Could you please get back to me on:(sophiereyer1@yahoo.com) for the full details.

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At 6:51pm on June 30, 2010, Tom King said…
This post (below) is getting too long. Have you got time to talk to me on the phone tomorrow?

About 10?

Tom King
(903) 593-7700
At 6:50pm on June 30, 2010, Tom King said…
Tad,
I'm working with Bob Hammer on a new book on Charity Golf organizing called "Have a Ball: How to Host A Six Figure Charity Golf Tournament"

In the past 4 years Bob has taken his company's annual golf tournament which cost them $5000 a year and turned it into a charity tournament that makes now more than $175,000 for Lance Armstrong Cancer Foundation and about 8 others.

It's a unique approach that challenges some of the old "rules of thumb" about how to host a tournament. Bob's approach is from the corporate side - the company that wants to give to the community. There are a lot of folks out there like that who come from a business point of view and these tournaments can be very effective. It's easier to sell a tournament where the host it saying "Come support this wonderful charity we love." than it is if the hose is the charity saying "Come support us because we think we're wonderful."

In these hard times, I suspect that community driven tournaments are where the big money will be raised. Bob supports about 28 cancer charities from his tournaments. He's raised 3/4 of a million dollars in just 4 years starting from zip. I suspect he'll clear a million with this year's outing.

Bob's asked me to co-write the book. We plan to self-publish and market. That's not the hard part. He's got a bunch of "experienced" nonprofit types on the board of his foundation. They stay out of his way on the golf tournament, but when he approached them about using some of their funds to write the book and create and educational program to share Bob's success with other charities, they immediately threw up walls.

Board objection: "Do we want to give away our "secret".

Answer: Yes! How many communities could do the same thing? There are more than 150,000 charity tournaments and a million total tournaments. Bob's wasn't a charity event when he started. That's 800,000 potential tournaments that could be making money for nonprofits.

Continued....
At 12:30pm on February 22, 2010, Tad Griffin said…
Hi Tom,
Good to see your smiling face again! Hope all is well in The Lone Star State. Look forard to seeing the community grow. Lemme know if I can help.
Tad
At 12:28pm on February 22, 2010, Tom King said…
Hey, Tad. Welcome to Charity Golf Network. We've just got set up and don't have a lot of folks onboard yet, but we have high hopes.

I set this up as a way to follow through with readers of my book "Go for the Green: An Insider's Guide to Raising Money with Charity Golf" and to create a network for charity golf organizers so we can help each other figure out how to make as much money as possible with out tournaments. Thanks for joining. Please post any questions or comments you may have on the forum page. Enter into any discussions that strike you and come back often as we add sponsors and new members and help make this site the number 1 information clearing house for charity golf organizers, players and suppliers.

Welcome aboard.

Tom King
tom@charitygolftournament.net
 
 
 

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