Rounds for Research
The Lone Star board has recently decided to take these fund raising efforts to the next level by participating in the national program – Rounds for Research. During the first auction of 2013, chapters from around the country raised close to $107,000 earmarked for turfgrass research, advocacy, education and scholarship.
In 2011, GCSAA’s philanthropic organization, the Environmental Institute for Golf announced that it would be conducting Rounds 4 Research in order to assist affiliated chapters in efforts to raise much needed funds for research-based programs such as education, scholarships, advocacy and agronomic research.
Rounds 4 Research is based on the practice of securing donated rounds of golf and putting them up for public auction. The EIFG will work with the Bidding for Good website (biddingforgood.com) to auction the donated rounds and administer the various notification and revenue collection activities. 80 percent of the proceeds will be distributed directly to participating chapters or turfgrass organizations for use on research-based. With more than 650,000 registrants, the site supports non-profit organizations with the most highly sought item, golf rounds.
We feel strongly that the Lone Star chapter has a unique opportunity to participate in the 2nd auction of the year and have a significant impact on the national success of the overall success of the program.
So our window of opportunity is very short! The next auction starts August 1st so we are dedicating the month of July to collect as many donated rounds as possible. We are soliciting rounds from across the entire state and hope to have a very thorough representation of the great golf courses found in the state.