2nd Annual 100 Hole Marathon Fundraisers for Junior Golf
Little Linksters Association for junior golf development has recently announced the 2013 schedule for their 100-Hole golf marathon fundraisers in Orlando, Florida. The "Little Golf, Big Purpose" 100 Hole Marathon had its inaugural event in 2012 at Orange Lake Resorts Legends Walk course. For 2013, the fundraising effort will grow to a six event "series" which will benefit the Little Linksters Association for Junior Golf Development.
"We are very excited about our upcoming 100-Hole marathon series and scholarship fundraiser program" says PGA Golf Professional Brendon Elliott, Founder of The Little Linksters Association for Junior Golf Development. "In our first year as a 501c3 we made some tremendous strides forward" Elliot says.
In 2012, the nonprofit received a grant from the Florida State Golf Association License Plate Program as well as the Barbara & Jack Nicklaus Junior Golf Endowment fund which is administered by the PGA Foundation. It also had other donations come their way in 2012 including a sizable check from the Eric Baker Fund which is administered through the Orlando Golfweek Amateur Tour. "It was very encouraging to have the support of these organizations and companies in 2012 and we were so very grateful. After last year's 100 hole marathon and nearly $13,000 raised we are very hopeful that we will be able to have a very, very fruitful go at it in our 2013 campaign" Elliott adds.
June 17th - Harmony Golf Preserve
June 30th - Ritz Carlton Golf Club
July 7th - Reunion Resort
July 8th - Heathrow Country Club
July 22nd - West Orange Country Club
July 28th - Orange Lake Legends (Walk Course)
Participants will pledge to play 100 holes of golf at any of the locations listed above. All those interested in playing will register through the http://littlelinksters.org/home/little-linksters/ website. Once registered, a participant will create their own personal fundraising showcase page. On this page they will find tools that will help them broadcast to the world their fundraising efforts and channel folks to their fundraising page where donations can be made. It is suggested that emailing friends, family and co-workers and broadcasting through social media is the best way to direct traffic to a participant's personal page.
Donors will be able to contribute with credit card or Paypal directly to the participant and this cause. All money collection, thank you letters, and tax receipts are handled automatically online. All they need to do is go play some golf! All donations are 100% tax deductible and all donors will receive a tax receipt and thank you letter automatically through the website.
The fee for participation is $0 for anyone raising over $1,000. Otherwise the fee will be $65 at Orange Lake Resort or $115 at all other facilities. These fees must be paid by way of making a starting donation in the appropriate amount to the participant's personal fundraising page.
Top fundraisers can earn great prizes. Last year the prizes included but were not limited to: a two hour private lesson with Sean Foley, signed Tiger Woods memorabilia, PGA Tour event ticket packages, PGA Championship weekly ticket packages, equipment from Nike and STX, rounds of golf and much more. Prizes for 2013 will be posted on the http://littlelinksters.org/home/little-linksters website very soon.