Identify and recruit volunteers for your event committees: women’s and men’s golf and tennis chairs, and volunteers to manage cards, raffles, journal, boutique, publicity, and more.
You can have a single golf tournament or add all kinds of events: tennis, card parties, swim meets, shopping events, and more to raise funds.
Your event committee determines the format of the events, costs, rules of play, and winners. We strongly recommend a minimum donation of $50 per player for participants to receive Birdies Against Cancer gifts.
The Birdies Against Cancer men’s and women’s gifts and unisex prizes will be mailed in early June. Quantities and shipping address are taken from the 2018 Update and Order Forms that chairs submit to the American Cancer Society office. We will alert you when the packages ship. Questions on or changes to your order should be directed in writing to your designated American Cancer Society staff liaison.
Work with your club to circulate information about your Birdies Against Cancer event(s) to generate the maximum participation. Post save-the-date flyers in the locker rooms, email the membership, get blurbs in club newsletters, and have friends help you spread the word!
Hold fundraising events throughout the spring and summer. Let us know what support you need! Be sure we know when your major events are so we can attend. Please take photos of your events and send them to us! We’ll post them on our Birdies Against Cancer website, Facebook page, and Instagram.
Send out appropriate thank-you notes after the completion of your Birdies Against Cancer events. See the Thank-you Note referenced at the end of this toolkit. You can personalize it to include your own, special message and contact information. Suggested message:
We ask that you turn in funds within 30 days of your event. To be included in the 2018 tally, all funds must be received by Friday, December 29, 2017. Please advise your club’s controller of this date and send all checks to the attention of your American Cancer Society staff liaison. Note: all club invoices must be submitted within 90 days for reimbursement.