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Golf-A-Thon

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AJGA members secure pledges from individuals and corporations for the amount of holes they can play in one given day.

A golf-a-thon can be conducted at any time of year.

Money raised through this program will support a local charity chosen by the junior as well as the AJGA's youth development programs that support our mission by developing young men and women who aspire to earn college golf scholarships.

All juniors will be acknowledged on the scoreboard of AJGA tournaments.

Since juniors are soliciting pledges from family, friends and local business they are responsible to report an accurate number of holes played during their golf-a-thon.

$1 per hole x 100 holes = $100 dollars x 25 pledges = $2,500
Minimum of $.25 per hole

Goal is to raise $500 per junior

Charity Dollars will be split in the following manner, assuming the $500 goal has been met:

Junior Golf Charity:

50% of proceeds will be distributed to the local charity of the junior’s choosing
50% of proceeds will be distributed to the AJGA youth development programs.

100% of all money donated will support the charities, no administration fees apply.

Non Junior Golf Charity:
(must be a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization)

40% of proceeds will be distributed to the local charity of the junior’s choosing
60% of the proceeds will be distributed to the AJGA’s youth development programs.

100% of all money donated will support the charities, no administration fees apply.

Juniors are responsible for the collection of all pledges and one time donations.

How the program works:

  • Fax local charity IRS Determination Letter to Beth Dockter (678.425.1661)
  • Personalize promotional brochure to send to supporters
  • Follow up and secure pledges and one-time donations
  • Collect and mail in any one-time donations when they are received
  • All money collected must be in the form of credit card or check.
  • The AJGA will distribute funds in accordance with the junior’s wishes and send out all tax letters.

How to set up a Golf-a-Thon

Step 1:

Find a facility to donate the green fees and one that will allow for open access to the golf course for the entire day. Please contact Beth Dockter should there be any problems in securing a golf course.

Step 2:

Pick a date and start securing pledges and one-time donations by using the personalized brochure.

Step 3:

Play as many holes as possible and have fun. Contact Beth Dockter to have your golf-a-thon broadcast on the AJGA web site.

Step 5:

Total up how many holes you played and how much each of your supporters owe and collect the money, send into the AJGA.

Step 6:

The AJGA will distribute funds to local charities on behalf of the junior.

The American Junior Golf Association is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to the overall growth and development
of young men and women who aspire to earn college golf scholarships through competitive junior golf