Disc golf and charities have a long history with each other. One of the biggest traditions is the Ice Bowl that started years ago as a way to raise money to fight hunger in communities. The prevalence of seemingly uncurable diseases in children likewise brought about the foundation of St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital.
The PDGA has partnered with St. Jude’s in order to raise money to support the work that the hospital continues to do to this day. Please take the time to read the following article written by the PDGA Media Manager Matt Gregoire. You will see this article across several disc golf related websites and blogs.
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and the PDGA urges you and your friends to join us as we pursue our partnership in supporting the kids of St. Jude. It’s that time of year when disc golf is seen “in giving color” and we need you and your club to become part of this effort! It’s totally FREE to join (unless you are actually competing in the tournament)
By helping the kids of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, you will be honoring our sport and helping it immensely. Join the PDGA in helping fulfill St. Jude’s unique mission in the fight against childhood cancer and other life-threatening illnesses. Be part of the answer — St. Jude is a place of hope where no family ever receives a bill for treatment, travel, housing, or food.
Individual Fundraising Incentive Items
The St. Jude Disc Golf Charity Invitational event committee is excited to announce these fantastic incentives that are available to every fundraiser. As you’ll see, the more you raise for the kids, the more great stuff you’ll get.
*prizes are subject to change
Special thanks to Wright Life for providing gift certificates that may be redeemed for anything in their online store, including a great selection of disc golf products.
Important Note: Fundraising will continue through June 30th 2016, a full month after the tournament so you have even more time to ask your friends and family to support the kids of St. Jude! We’ll send all of your incentives in July.
Create Your Fundraising Team Today
Together. Everyone. Achieves. More.
Create a fundraising team with friends and members from your club. Encourage your fellow disc golfers to join you in promoting the sport we love by fundraising for the kids of St. Jude. Go to our event page at stjude.org/discgolf, click “Become a Fundraiser” and start a team today.
As you’ve seen, there are terrific incentive items for all fundraisers. Beyond that, special items are now available for top performing teams/clubs and their captains.
Form Teams + Raise Money = Win Prizes
Above and beyond the incentive items available to all fundraisers, the St. Jude Disc Golf Charity Invitational event committee has put together a list of additional prizes for next week’s Bang The Chains – Team Challenge. Listed below, are the contests and prizes that will be awarded each day of next week. Each prize drawing will occur on the following day and the winner(s) will be announced on the St. Jude Disc Golf Facebook page and notified via email.
If you haven’t signed up and started a fundraising team, do it now! Become a Team Captain and start recruiting!!
Bang The Chains – Team Challenge
All times shown below are in Pacific Daylight Time.
Monday, April 25: Build Your Team!
For each fundraising team member you’ve signed up, before midnight April 25, the Team Captain will be entered in a drawing to win a $50 Southwest Airlines gift card plus a set of three (3) Inaugural St. Jude Disc Golf Charity Invitational golf discs (2015 collector’s item). 20 members = 20 chances to win!
Tuesday, April 26: Get The Word Out!
Every Team Captain, whose team uses the St. Jude fundraising tools to send out at least 20 emails (between midnight, April 25 and midnight, April 26) will be entered in a drawing to win a set of three (3) Inaugural St. Jude Disc Golf Charity Invitational golf discs. (2015 Collector’s item)
Wednesday, April 27: Donation Sensation!
The Team that receives the highest number of individual online donations (between midnight, April 26 and midnight, April 27) will win a portable 6’x6′ disc golf warm-up net, courtesy of Rukket Sports ($130 value) plus a St. Jude Golf Flag, signed by all of the 2016 St. Jude Disc Golf Charity Invitational winners.
Thursday, April 28: No One Left Behind!
Team Captains who at midnight April 28 have no members with $0 (zero!) funds raised, (minimum 5 team members) will be entered in a drawing to win a St. Jude Golf Flag signed by all of the 2016 St. Jude Disc Golf Charity Invitational winners.
Friday, April 29: Raise The Roof!
The Team that raises the most money during this 5-day program will win a custom set of DG Magnetics for 18 baskets, courtesy of DG Magnetics ($365 value) plus a full set of 6 St. Jude Unity Discs signed by all the 2016 winners. (Courtesy of DGA, Gateway, Innova, Legacy, Prodigy, and Vibram)
Get Your Unity Discs While You Still Can
For the first time in recent history, manufacturers have agreed to put their competitors’ names on their own discs, uniting their efforts to raise as much money as possible for this amazing organization. They all know how important this effort is.
DGA, Gateway Disc Sports, Innova Disc Golf, Legacy Discs, Prodigy Disc, and Vibram Disc Golf have all teamed up to produce rare runs on premium plastics available online for $20 each. Full set’s for $120. Get them while they last!