One Divot Charity Golf Auction Fundraiser for The Midnight Golf Program
What is The Midnight Golf Program?
Since 2001, more than 1,000 young people have participated in The Midnight Golf Program. The Program teaches life skills, including personal and professional development, college preparation and giving back to the community along with learning to play golf. The young men and women come from across the Detroit area. Adult volunteers serve as mentors and golf is taught by Class A PGA professional instructors. The expectation is that the experience will develop empowered, socially responsible young adults prepared to maximize their potential. For more details, go to http://www.midnightgolf.org/
The online auction begins on Tuesday, January 22nd and will continue until we run out of items! The fundraiser will be operated through eBay’s Giving Works, which ensures that 100% of the sale proceeds go to the nonprofit organization (in this case, One Divot). One Divot will funnel 100% of the proceeds to Midnight Golf and will match 20% of the funds raised, up to $3,000.
The items set for auction include (click each item to be taken to the eBay auction listing or click here to be taken to a list of all open auction items):
About One Divot
One Divot is a non-profit organization that, through creative, golf-related fundraising events like the Hundred Hole Hike, brings together passionate golfers seeking to make a positive impact on the lives of others. Specifically, money raised through direct donations and corporate sponsorship will go into one of two key areas:
1. To provide support to individuals in the golf "family" who are in dire need of medical or financial assistance;
2. To develop and provide support to "grow the game" initiatives, particularly amongst youths in traditionally underserved areas.
One Divot's directors and other active participants are all unpaid volunteers seeking to fulfill One Divot's above mission out of a shared respect and passion for the game.
Incorporated in April 2012, One Divot is a non-profit public charity exempt from Federal income tax under section 501(c)(3) of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code.
I'm an avid, if unaccomplished golfer, who believes every golfer should donate time or money to at least one great cause a season. Well, this year I'm doing both by participating in the Hundred Hole Hike. Please donate because I'm not sure I'll be doing this again. LOL. [2015 Update] I'm doing it again. I can hardly believe it myself. This year ChopChop is going to offer incentives for your generosity. Pledge $100 or $1 per hole and you'll receive a one-year subscription Pledge $250 or $2.50 per hole and you'll receive a copy of the ChopChop Cookbook: Kids’ Guide to Cooking Real Food with Your Family