One Divot Charity Golf Auction Fundraiser for The Midnight Golf Program
What is The Midnight Golf Program?
Since 2001, more than 1,000 young people have participated in The Midnight Golf Program. The Program teaches life skills, including personal and professional development, college preparation and giving back to the community along with learning to play golf. The young men and women come from across the Detroit area. Adult volunteers serve as mentors and golf is taught by Class A PGA professional instructors. The expectation is that the experience will develop empowered, socially responsible young adults prepared to maximize their potential. For more details, go to http://www.midnightgolf.org/
The online auction begins on Tuesday, January 22nd and will continue until we run out of items! The fundraiser will be operated through eBay’s Giving Works, which ensures that 100% of the sale proceeds go to the nonprofit organization (in this case, One Divot). One Divot will funnel 100% of the proceeds to Midnight Golf and will match 20% of the funds raised, up to $3,000.
The items set for auction include (click each item to be taken to the eBay auction listing or click here to be taken to a list of all open auction items):
About One Divot
One Divot is a non-profit organization that, through creative, golf-related fundraising events like the Hundred Hole Hike, brings together passionate golfers seeking to make a positive impact on the lives of others. Specifically, money raised through direct donations and corporate sponsorship will go into one of two key areas:
1. To provide support to individuals in the golf "family" who are in dire need of medical or financial assistance;
2. To develop and provide support to "grow the game" initiatives, particularly amongst youths in traditionally underserved areas.
One Divot's directors and other active participants are all unpaid volunteers seeking to fulfill One Divot's above mission out of a shared respect and passion for the game.
Incorporated in April 2012, One Divot is a non-profit public charity exempt from Federal income tax under section 501(c)(3) of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code.
Awarded the 2009 MGWA Club of the Year, the course at Rockaway River Country Club is of moderate length; an easy walking course with but one climb at the 10th where there is a comfortable half-way house and a magnificent view down the Rockaway River. The front nine on the east bank of the river demands good length: the back nine on the west bank is slightly shorter and demands accuracy. Truly, the course is “tough for the tigers, easy for the rabbits”, challenging for the low handicapper, pleasurable for the average player.
My name is Clint Squier and I live in Beecher, IL. I am a soon-to-be father looking for an excuse to get all the golf in that I can before "the big day". What better than walking 100+ holes for a great cause? I was fortunate that my mother taught me the importance of a good education and my father taught me to swing a golf club. Please help me pay good fortunes forward and assist me in helping raise money for the Evans Scholars Foundation.