Friday, July 22, 2011

Scramble Proceeds Targeted

The 1st Annual Starfysh Golf Scramble will tee off just three weeks from today at Thornapple Pointe Golf Club.  We already have enough golfers signed up to ensure that the event will be a success. But, of course, my hyperactivity disorder is not letting me relax until we fill the course with golfers.  We have room for a total of 144 golfers (36 foursomes).

We have decided that all proceeds of this year's event will be applied to Starfysh's efforts to bring clean water to the island of La Gonave, Haiti, where the vast majority of people have no access to clean water.  The proceeds earned from every registered foursome will help us place a biosand water purification unit in a family's home. These systems will provide clean water for ten people for ten years and will immediately improve the health of the families and their village.  We have identified the village and our goal is to finish the funding for clean water for the village.

A great golf event is planned.  All four par-threes have great hole-in-one prizes: a car, a Caribbean cruise for two, airline tickets for two, and an electronics grab bag (choice of 32" flat screen TV, 8 GB iPod, or a Playstation 3.  There wil be lots of other fun stuff, too:  longest putt, longest drive, straightest drive, and several closest to the pin contests.

Included in the $110 entry fee is the steak buffet dinner which will immediately follow golf. That's where we'll award prizes.

Speaking of prizes, if anyone out there in blog-land would like to donate prizes (any size, any value) we'll take them to help us make the event even more fun. Just contact me. Also, if you'd like to sponsor a hole or  a golf cart or a beverage cart or something, you can check out the right side of this page for information about that.  Remember, sponsoring our event is a win-win:  it would be good advertising for your business, plus it will provide clean water to our world's most desperately-poor.  Like I said... win-win.

If you don't golf but know somebody who does, please tell them about this event. You might even consider paying the entry fee for someone who might have trouble coughing up the cash. Sponsor a foursome!  I'm pretty sure you could make four poor college kids pretty geeked if you arranged them a spot in our event.

Like I said, we're a go and based on where we are right now, the event is already a success. The rest will be gravy in helping us reach our goal.

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