The Longest Day of Golf

Maple Meadows Golf Course

The Fighting Hunger Games is a “longest day of golf event” in which 36 golf warriors will each play 100 holes of golf in one day. Each participant will have their own cart. There will be 18 twosomes teeing off in a shotgun format at 6:15 AM. Based on our history with this event, it will take 10-11 hours to complete in ideal weather conditions.
Format

Format

There will be one, two-person team per hole. The idea is to play “hurry-up” golf, so hit away when ready. Three-foot gimmies will help speed up play. Golfers will play 5 complete rounds plus 10 holes. Let faster players play through. Don’t spend any time looking for lost balls.

Weather

We play, rain or shine.

Opponent

The elements and sunset.

Fundraising

Each golfer is responsible for raising money through pledges or sponsorships. A minimum pledge/sponsorship of $3,000 for one player. The participant is responsible to track and complete his/her pledges. Checks can be made to: DGTT Foundation or can be paid on-line at dgttevents.org after February 1, 2018. Once on the website, a donor will be able to seek the golfer they would like to support and make their donation via PayPal or credit card.

Donor Party

At approx. 3:30 PM, our celebration will begin in the clubhouse. All those who pledge to any golfer are invited to join our golfers in celebrating 3,600 holes of golf completed in one day!! Food, drink and music will be provided until all have had their fill. We will also provide safe travel for those that imbibe too much to drive.

The Cause

Proceeds to benefit the Dan Gibbons Turkey Trot Foundation. The mission of the DGTT Foundation is to become a major contributor to the eradication of hunger in DuPage County. $5,000 of the proceeds will be donated directly to a local family determined to be in dire financial need. This donation will be made in the memory of Elizabeth Fogarty.

The Dan Gibbons Turkey Trot Foundation is a 501c3 nonprofit organization as determined by the Internal Revenue Service. Your contribution is deductible under section 170 of the Internal Revenue Code. A copy of our IRS determination letter and/or W-9 certification is available upon request.

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