BENEFITING: THE FIRST TEE OF GREATER WASHINGTON, DC
ORGANIZER: THE FIRST TEE OF GREATER WASHINGTON, DC
EVENT DATE: Aug 11, 2014
Next week at this time, I will be rounding my 85th hole at Fort. Belvoir's Gunston Course in the 1st Annual First Tee of Greater DC Golf-A-Thon. With just a week to go, I am nearly at my goal of $2,000 and I know with your support we can meet and exceed this goal. As an added bonus, I will personally match all contributions received this week if I shoot 59 or better in any of the 5 full rounds I play.
For those of you unfamiliar with the The First Tee, it is far more than just golf lessons. The First Tee teaches young people ages 7-18 -- regardless of economic or social background -- the Nine Core Values connected with the game of golf: honesty, integrity, sportsmanship, respect, confidence, responsibility, perseverance, judgment, and courtesy.
100% of your donation will go directly to programming The First Tee. To give you an idea an idea of how far your contributions will go:
$100: Full set of golf clubs, golf bag and golf balls
$150: Sponsors a participant for a six-week programming session
$250: Sponsors ten young female students to participate in our LPGA/USGA Girls Golf Program
The other goal of this year's event is to raise enough money to provide The First Tee programming to military families around the area. If the event is able to raise $15,000, The First Tee will be able to offer their program to the kids who's parents are stationed at Ft. Belvoir in Northern Virginia.
To contribute please go to https://www.crowdrise.com/golfathon/fundraiser/davidodonnell Because the First Tee is a 501(c)3 organization, your contribution is tax deductible (Yes, given my place of employment, I get the irony).
I appreciate your support -- no matter how big or small. Your contributions go a lot further than just allowing me to blow off a day of work and play a bunch of golf, they will help give the opportunity for any kid, no matter how rich or poor, to learn about golf and all the good things that can come from it.