There is a great prize on offer as part of the Dawn2Dusk golf fundraising challenge to raise money for underprivileged junior golfers.
Fairways is a not-for-profit organisation that raises money to support underprivileged kids from all over the world who want to play golf. As part of their fundraising efforts, Fairways have recently launched a global event to help raise funds that will see golfers play as many holes as they can in one day.
Dawn2Dusk sees golf clubs or groups of golfers playing as many holes as it can, on the 21st of June, 2017 – which happens to be the summer solstice in the Northern Hemisphere – the longest day of the year.
As an extra incentive the club, group or individual who raises the highest amount for Fairways wins s genuine 144th Open Championship pin flag, signed by Open champions Mark O’Meara, Sandy Lyle, two-time winner John Daly, Tom Lehmann, and five-time winner, Tom Watson that comes with a letter of authenticity from St. Andrews.
Fairways co-founder and CEO Tiffany Chaisson says that a host of golfers from all around the world have already signed up to be a part of the fundraising challenge.
“So far we have 23 courses lined up around the world to host a fundraiser of some description,” Chaisson said. “While I am playing how many holes I can play in one day, some courses are seeing how many people they can get through their course from sunrise to sunset.”
“Others are having a dress in blue day and others are just sharing the details on their social media pages, promoting the event to their members and asking members to donate a little something to support underprivileged junior golfers globally.”
Since Fairways launched last year, the program has sponsored ten juniors in Canada, five in India, one in Nepal and Chaisson has just spent 9 weeks in Bolivia helping a dozen underprivileged junior golfers.
Check out the Dawn2Dusk Golf Challenge page over at Fairways for more information on how you or your golf club can get involved in a fun event for a wonderful cause.