Dolls for Daughters Golf Tournament: Play Hooky for a Good Cause
By Jerry Brown, APR
Public Relations Consultant
So, I’m looking forward to a guilt-free day of playing hooky from work on June 14 to play golf.
Why don’t you join me? It’ll be fun.
I’ll be playing in the third annual Dolls for Daughters golf tournament at The Ridge at Castle Pines North in Castle Rock.
If you haven’t heard of Dolls for Daughters, it’s the brainchild of Jessica Bachus who turned the loss of a daughter six years ago into a cause that makes Christmas a little happier for thousands of needy girls and boys every year. Last December, more than 3,000 needy kids received new toys along with new books, toothbrushes and other goodies at Dolls for Daughters’ annual Toy Shop.
So think about it. For $175, you get: A chance to take a day off from work. Play one of Colorado’s premier golf courses. And make Christmas happier for more than 3,000 kids.
What could be better? Prizes. Lots of them. For example, there are some club-level seats for a Colorado Rockies baseball game. Worth 500 bucks, I’m told. They were donated by Bachus & Schanker, the law firm where Jessica’s husband works.
You can also win tickets to a Denver Broncos football game plus an assortment of loot provided by Comedy Works, Reserve Casino, Canongate Colorado, Denver Zoo, JP Lizy, Oogave, Denver Museum of Nature and Science, Royal Gorge Bridge & Park, Howl at the Moon, Blake Street Tavern, Blues Jean Bar, Rocky Mountain Laser, Ocean Prime, Woody Creek Bakery and Cafe, Tootsies, Dr. Lee Weisbard (she’s a dentist who’s offering to help you whiten your teeth), Vine Street Pub, Brad Nicol, Four Leaf Chopped Salads, Luigi’s Italian Restaurant, Big Bill’s New York Pizza, Renzio’s, Pots Tea Cafe’ & Market, Salsa Brava, St. Bon’s and Melalecua Sun Pack.
Still not enough? Angel Tuccy and Eric Reamer will be broadcasting their Experience Pros Radio Show live from the tournament, which means you’ll have a chance to be on the radio and mention your business. KB Digital Designs will be taking photographs. And there’s a free lunch.
So, now the offer is: A chance to take the day off from work, spend the day playing on one of Colorado’s premier golf courses, help make Christmas happier for more than 3,000 kids, get your picture taken, get a free lunch, have a shot at getting on the radio and have a chance to win some great prizes. Well, except for the baseball tickets. I’m going to win those. That’s my plan. My plans don’t always work out. Sigh.
You’re considering it, but you’re a lousy golfer. That’s okay. So am I. It doesn’t matter. They’re doing a shotgun start at 8 a.m. That means everyone starts at once. And it’s one of those best ball scrambles where you hit your ball into the weeds and then everyone on your team hits from the fairway where the showoff good golfer on your team landed.
The law of averages being what it is, you’ll eventually hit at least one shot that qualifies as the best ball and you get bragging rights about how your shot was better than the one by the really good player(s) on your team. That one shot is worth the price of admission. Trust me. Been there, done that.
AiO TV has already signed up as the Presenting Sponsor with a generous contribution of $7,500. For $5,000, you can become a Gold Sponsor, which includes two foursomes, shirts for each of your golfers and all kinds of advertising opportunities. For $2,500, you can join Dynalectric as a Silver Sponsor, which includes two foursomes, shirts for each of your golfers and other stuff. For $1,250, you can join Mike Miller CPA, Filsinger Energy Partners and Jones & Keller as a Bronze Sponsor, which includes one foursome with shirts for each of them and other stuff. For $300, you can join Benson and Case, FreeSpirit Concepts and JerryBrownPR (that’s me) as a Birdie Sponsor. For $150 you can join Centennial Leasing and Sales as a Par Sponsor.
And for a cool $1,000,000 we’ll name the tournament for you for life and let you play Santa Claus at the Dolls for Daughters Toy Shop in December.