On Par with Chad
September is here and the kids are finally back in school. The good news is that we all get to enjoy another six to eight weeks of warm weather. The bad news is that the new school year tends to put added financial pressure on most families.
In addition to shoes, clothes and school supplies, many parents also have to come up with the funds to pay for extracurricular activities, like music and sports. Those pay-to-play fees can be burdensome, but nowhere near as challenging as saying, “no” to the pleading eyes of a child who wants to be on the football team or master the clarinet.
The reality is that some kids just aren’t able to play. Or, kids who want to take things to a higher level with traveling sports, gymnastics, dance academies and so forth are limited because of a lack of funds.
If we don’t keep kids involved in extracurricular activities like the arts, sports, theater and more (all of which need to be supported by positive, influential adults), then where will young people channel their energy, or spend their free time? It can be difficult for parents to monitor their children every minute of the day. Keeping kids in a positive, focused environment is a key to their success.
I am passionate about helping schools and organizations raise money for kids to participate ($8,000 to $18,000 on average) in pay-to-play activities. Not long ago I helped a group of 30 eight-year-old girls and raised $17,000—without them even needing to attend the event. Using my formula and coaching, we only need four to five weeks to pull off a phenomenally successful golf outing fundraiser. It’s easy, and fun. To find out how our fundraisers work, check out the videos on the Deer Pass Golf Course’s website, then call me to schedule the first consultation for your fundraiser.
by Chad Gibson
General Manager, Deer Pass Golf Course
Deer Pass Golf Course is located at 5886 Greenwich Road in Seville and is open daily until dark. Visit the company online at www.DeerPassGolf.com
and contact the golf course by phone at 330-769-9955.