Currently at $122 per birdie as of 4/26/2013!!
It’s been an exciting couple of months since Kim and I created the Birdies for Connecticut Children’s campaign. It all started with a us having a glass of wine, a crazy idea, a cold winters night and an email to the CCMC Foundation. It’s been at a full run since December 27, 2012 when Caitlin Gadecki, Event Coordinator for CCMC Foundation said they wanted to go with this great and different idea for fundraising. We were delighted to say the least!
Little did I realize how much time and work goes into coordinating an outing or fundraiser to make it a top notch event. At Tumble Brook, we conduct outings just about every week. Every week new ideas come into play and take me in another direction. I’m a novice at coordinating and believe me, I’ve spent countless hours putting this together, finding donors and pledges as well as sponsors and advertisers for this blog to make the Birdies Campaign happen. I can only imagine the amount of work it takes to put together a 150 person top notch executive outing at Tumble Brook. And it’s much more of an effort than I am doing here. I am greatful I have the time to spend on this charity. God bless the coordinators of those charity tournaments each week! They certainly have their hands full.
In the past two months, we’ve gone from Zero pledges per birdie to $87 per birdie today! The first pledge was from JR Suisman. JR is a great player, a Connecticut legend, former USGA Executive Committee member and back in the day made it to the quarter finals of the US Amateur. Having JR believe in this campaign was a huge boost for us! Among others who have joined the Birdies Family include Dr. Greg Cartin, Sports Psych at GC 3 Performance Consulting, Howie Friday, Head PGA Pro at Tumble Brook CC, Dr. John Kerwin, DMD, Dom Perno VP of PMA Insurance Group, Jay Kolakoski, Deputy Fire Chief of Bristol FD, Mark and Luanne Paley and Fradette Carlson Agency. We thank them for their generosity and everyone who have pledged or donated! Our goal is to raise $15,000 and currently we are at $2,050! If you would like to become part of the Birdies Family and make a pledge or donation please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. We welcome your help!
I also would like to welcome and thank Cobra Puma Golf Rep’s John Aylsworth and John Sullivan and Titleist Rep Brian Murphy for their help in sponsoring my blog and helping to make the Birdies Campaign happen. If you would like to advertise on my blog, please email me at email@example.com and I will send you advertising info. Additional advertising means I can play more events and make more birdies! Last year I had a “presenting sponsor” and this year I’m looking for a one. Your company will be on the front page of my blog and Birdies Campaign and will read “Chip’s Chase for the Champions Tour presented by…….” and ”Birdies for Connecticut Children’s Medical Center presented by ……..” Thank you!
Kim and I thank everyone for their interest and we are looking forward to a great year of fun, birdies and helping the kids of CCMC!
Birdies will start flowing at my first event of the year the Cape Cod Open on May 29/30!
Our little guy with his CCMC MRI Tech puppet for a school project.
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