As the weather improves, outdoor activities are starting to go into full swing. Whether for a business outing, leisure or a fundraiser, golfing is one of the most popular outdoor activities for working professionals.
While there are many reasons people golf, it is a very popular location for networking and fundraisers. The appeal of holding these business events at golf courses revolves around the quality of sponsors. With so many professionals loving the sport and eager to spend a day on the green, there is great opportunity for exposure for sponsors. Plus, for fundraisers it is all for a good cause!
Not only are charity golf events extremely important from a business and financial perspective, but they’re also personally and professionally rewarding because they raise funds for a wide range of causes.
Gifts and prizes are key to golf events, in fact they are the reason many people play in events and return again the following year. If gifts are done right, they don’t cost the event anything and can actually make money for the event. The value in advertising space will pay for the gift as well as provide revenue or the event. Some items can fit several logos with each sponsor paying for placement. For instance you may pay $20 but you can easily get $50 worth of sponsors.
Typically a tournament will have several categories which provide several opportunities for your sponsors to display their logo.
Tee Gifts: These are participation gifts that are given to each golfer at registration. Depending on the event, the higher the entry fee, the better the gift should be.
Winner’s Gifts: In charity events, most play in teams of four. Gifts are presented to first-, second- and third-place finishers. For higher-end tournaments, a nice crystal gift like a clock or trophy that will be kept and displayed is common. These awards help motivate people to return next year. These gifts are a standout award that competitive players will come back to try and win for bragging rights.
Sponsor Awards: These can be the most important item. They can be crystal or utilitarian, and they don’t have to be golf-themed. If the sponsor is corporate, a plaque or award that can be displayed on the walls of the office to demonstrate its commitment to charity.
Volunteer Gifts: Volunteers work hard, and you want them to come back. T-shirts are common choices, but food or wine could also be a good choice, depending on the budget.
As a full signage, branding and promotional products company we are your one stop shop for signage, promotional products and all displays for your event! If you are planning a golf outing for charity or for a business outing, give Paramount Signs a call to help you make your event successful and memorable.
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