Purpose of the Annual Stevie Challenge Golf Tournament

“44% of the Houston area population is Hispanic.  Only 17% of those have an Associate Degree or higher.”  San Jacinto Junior College, March 2015

We, members and friends of the Stephen F. Austin Alumni Association, want to help close this gap by awarding scholarships to deserving seniors to help them pursue a higher education.  Our major scholarship fundraising event is our upcoming 7th annual golf tournament, the “Stevie Challenge Golf Tournament” which is set for OCTOBER 9, 2017 at the Clear Creek Golf Club.  We are looking for community partners to help us by becoming a sponsor.  We believe that special community partner is you.  With the different levels of sponsorship to choose from, we hope you will take part in this worthwhile cause.

Last year, 82 golfers enjoyed a great course, good food, nice raffle prizes, and lots of fun with friendly people.  With the help of generous people and companies we netted over $15,000 for the Scholarship Fund.  This year we expect more golfers, fabulous raffle prizes, hole contests, and plenty of good times for all.  But we need your assistance to make it a success.  By becoming a major sponsor, your company will not only help serve the community and East End, but will receive great marketing exposure as well.  By becoming a sponsor you will be promoting your company to a group of people who are very loyal to its sponsors, as well as, many area professionals that will be participating at the tourney.  Companies like yours make available the resources that enrich our Scholarship program and for that we are forever grateful.  With a $2,500 pledge, your company name/logo will be printed on all materials, we can discuss potential naming rights, two tee box signs, SFA Alumni newsletter and website, and given recognition as a lunch sponsor on all clubhouse signage.  In addition, you will receive a round of golf for 8 players and a certificate or plaque of recognition and appreciation.

Over the past six years, the proceeds from our golf tournament have funded more than 20 students worth scholarships totaling over $50,000.  Won’t you help us invest in these hardworking, dedicated students who want to better themselves by attaining a higher education?  With your assistance, we can give them the opportunity they so deserve.  100% of the proceeds will go towards scholarships.  Please commit to making a difference in the lives of these young people by contributing today.

Sincerely,

Leland Dean
Golf Committee Chairman

 

WHY SPONSOR?

Sponsoring “the 7th Annual SFA Stevie Challenge Golf Scholarship Tournament” presents an opportunity for people and companies to highlight their commitment and support to the target market.  It offers you and your organization:

.               Possible naming rights

.               Positive public visibility

.               A differentiation from the competitor

.               Increase business, consumer and VIP relations

.               501(c)(3) non-profit tax exemption and receipt

Other opportunities:

Speaking at breakfast or lunch

Display space is available at the event

Opportunity to provide marketing literature and promotional items

Opportunity to provide additional sponsorship signage (banners,etc)

Opportunity to hold a business card draw, provide a prize, and keep all cards

Acknowledgement in all print materials, email blasts, newsletter, and official website sent to or viewed by thousands

Mentions throughout breakfast, lunch and awards ceremonies

First right of refusal for 2018

You can take part in a number of ways:

  • Mustang level – $2,500 contribution. The donor or company will receive one round of golf for 8 players each and two signs to be placed on a tee box. Your name/logo will be on all print materials, SFA Alumni website, Alumni newsletter, signage in clubhouse as a lunch sponsor, and you will receive a certificate or plaque of appreciation. Discussion of potential naming rights.
  • Booster level – $1,250 contribution The donor or company will receive one round of golf for 4 players each and one sign to be placed on a tee box, and will receive recognition in the SFA Alumni newsletters and website.
  • Lunch sponsor- $500 contribution. Your name or logo will be printed on a larger sign than a hole sponsor and placed in the clubhouse and you will be recognized for your sponsorship throughout the day.
  • Beer/drink sponsor- make a donation to help defray costs for complimentary beer, sports drinks, and water for golfers
  • Auction or raffle prize donor
  • Volunteer – we need your help at registration, driving a water/soda cart on the course, to help monitor hole contests, to assist with raffle prizes and any cash donations, etc.

 

 

Sponsorship Levels
Platinum Sponsor ($1500) Two (2) foursomes, One (1) hole sponsorship, sponsorship recognition on clubhouse signage
Gold Sponsor ($1000) One (1) foursome, One (1) hole sponsorship, luncheon registration table signage
Silver Sponsor ($750) One (1) foursome, One (1) hole sponsorship, sponsorship recognition in the clubhouse
Team Sponsorship ($500 if registered before October 1. $600 after October 1)  One (1) foursome
Trophy and Award Sponsorships ($500) Your name or logo on a printed sign to be displayed in the clubhouse and you will be recognized for your sponsorship throughout the day
Hole Sponsorships ($125)   Great exposure for you or your company!!!!
Individual Players ($125 if registered before October 1, and $150. if registering after October 1)
Mulligans ($10 each and maximum of four per team)

Raffle tickets ($5 each or 5 tickets for $20)

Stevie Mustang Drive Contest ($20 per team) On a Par 5, this puts your team at the 150 marker for a chance at an eagle or birdie shot
VIP ticket ($50)   Raffle tickets, mulligans, and (1) ticket for chance drawing for $50,000 hole-in-one.  Shot from the 175yard marker on the 18th hole (2 players only)

Super VIP ($75)  Same as VIP with an additional ticket for a super raffle drawing with prize valued at $100-500

Lunch ticket only ($20)