"I am thrilled to lend my support and personal blessing to Champion Events Group and its president, Don Carmichael. I recommend them to you enthusiastically, whole-heartedly, and without reservation. Our golf marathon program, directed by Don, raised over $500,000 for our Why Wait? campaign. I wish you the greatest success!"
"Your golf event was the best fundraiser in our entire history! Our six events over the years have averaged in the $70,000s generating $400,000 to date. One of the great benefits is they have allowed us to cut out all the small fundraisers we used to do."
"Our first golf marathon raised $96,500 and was the most successful fundraising event in our history of almost 30 years!... Your system is expertly designed, a person just has to follow the plan and be highly motivated."
"Despite the many distractions of spring semester, our girls raised $47,000 through our Hoopfest Basketball Tournament. This was six times more than any other previous event, and it may be the most raised in our sorority's history nationwide! Thanks, Don, for such a great experience."
"We heard about Champion Events Group.. six weeks later we raised over $20,000 and, in the process, it's likely that we've set the all-time record for our national fraternity! What a great way to help charities."
"Thanks for bringing us a program that excites our students and inspires them to help others through supporting charity. You've raised their visions of what they can accomplish in life and are helping them touch the lives of others through the process! This is a very positive program!"
"Our students rallied behind the Champion Events Group program and raised $194,000 on our first event! We believe this event ranks as the most successful one of its kind for our students in our 170-year history!"
|Most Successful Event to Date:||$325,000|
|Most Raised by an Individual:||$64,000|
|Our Golf Format vs. Traditional Format:||Ours raises 10-15 times more net dollars!|
|Youngest Fundraiser:||Brian Conner, 6 years old; raised $10,200!|
|Smallest Town Event:||Ashby, MN (rural; pop. under 449)|
Small school (26 students) raised $43,000!
|Clients who set all-time Record:||Most|
|Average Profit Ratio:||65% - 70% of total funds raised|
|Number of new donors generated:||300 - 3,500|
|Planning time required:||10-12 weeks|
|Volunteers needed to organize:||5 volunteer captains|
|Time required to raise funds:||1-2 hours per participant|
|Typical amount raised per child:||$225-$350|
|School children participation rate||80% of enrollment|
Golf Marathon Records
Golf Marathons are outrageously fun! Consider these amazing records that have been set in previous events:
|Most Holes Played in One Day:||387 holes, Pete Jenson||Enid, OK|
|Most Holes Played with Same Ball:||98 holes, Mark Wade||San Diego, CA|
|Best Score for 100 Holes:||25 under par, Buzz Fly||Memphis, TN|
|Oldest Golfer:||84-year-old woman, 96 holes||Los Angeles, CA|
|Most Lost Balls in One Day:||60 balls, mark Loukides|| San Diego, CA
|Most Holes-in-One in One Day:||2 holes-in-one, Brad Snider||Dothan, AL
|Most Holes by a Blind Golfer*:||54 holes, Dave Meadors||Memphis, TN|
|Hottest Marathon:||117° Fahrenheit||Midland, TX|
|Coldest Marathon:||26° Fahrenheit||Stillwater, OK|
|Most Holes Played over 100°:||208 holes, Darrin Penny||Palm Springs, CA|