The Tournament of Hope, held August 26 at the Celebration Golf Course in
The Tournament of Hope began in 2008 as a way for the tradeshow industry to unite and help families who are dealing with the burden of serious illnesses. Since its inception, the tournament has helped 13 families.
This year, the event will be held at Celebration Golf Course, which has just finished renovating their greens. The Tournament of Hope will be the first tournament on the new course.
“It is great networking tool for local business that belong in our industry to get involved,” said Christina Spoon, representative for the Tournament of Hope.
For golfers who would like to participate, the sign-up fees range from $85 for a single golfer to $500 for a corporate foursome. For the single golfer, $85 gets access to 18 holes with a cart, buffet lunch, a post-tournament reception, two raffle tickets and two drink tickets. For only $340, a foursome can compete in the tournament, and for $500, a foursome can compete and also have their company name on a “Hole Sponsor” course sign and the company logo on the sponsor web page prior to the event.
For those who just wish to attend lunch, the fee is $20.
“There is a variety of benefits from the different sponsor packages,” said Spoon. “All sponsors get their logo on our 2011 Sponsor page online linked to their company website prior to the event, signage on course and throughout the event. The higher the sponsorship, the more advertisement benefits as well as more players are part of their package.”
The Tournament of Hope also hosts a silent auction at the end of the golfing day.
“We rely on outside companies to donate items to the auction,” said Spoon. “Players can begin bidding on items at registration in the morning. It seems each year some of the items turn into a live auction that the crowd just loves.”
For those who cannot participate or sponsor, regular donations are also welcomed.
To sign up for the event, either as a golfer or sponsor, please visit www.TheTournamentOfHope.com.