THE CAPITAL CUP: Where History and Tradition meet Community and Competition
The Ryder Cup began as a simple competition between 20 men in Scotland in 1921, but it has evolved into an intense team competition taking place every two years between the United States and Europe, and has now become the most watched and most revered golf competition in the world. The Ryder Cup is also unique in that players play for regional pride and the good of the sport only: no prize money is offered to the players.
The Capital Cup adapts the historic Ryder Cup format steeped in tradition – to similarly promote community pride, healthy competition, and raise money for the Sacramento region’s most deserving charities. 28 executive leaders from the Sacramento region have been divided into two Capital Cup teams for our third tournament in 2017. In this exciting 3-day golf competition, donors will have the opportunity to support their favorite player (or their favorite charity), as each player is competing to benefit his or her favorite charitable organization (go to “Charities”).
How it Works: Each player is raising money to go directly to his/her designated charity. In addition, charities supported by the winning team members will also share a $50,000 Grand Prize!
How to Participate: Donate to help your favorite golfer (or charity) reach or surpass his or her goal! Simply click on their picture and you will be connected to their personal fundraising page where you can read about their passion for their cause they have selected, and donate. The more money a player raises for his / her charity, the better their likelihood of winning the competition, as each player will receive certain “handicap” benefits based upon the total funds raised. Check back often to see who is in the lead during the challenge… Then, come out and cheer them on during the final round September 10 at Granite Bay Golf Club!
Thanks for your support of the Capital Cup, and for supporting the great philanthropic organizations that positively impact the health, welfare, and culture of our community.
To view the official Capital Cup rules click HERE.