Sun Mountain Fun Center is proud to participate in local fundraising efforts. Each year we donate upwards of $30,000 in goods and services to organizations that better our community. We are committed to “giving back” and supporting those that support our family-owned business.
On average, every week we receive more than 20 requests for donations. It is time consuming to manage all of the requests we get, so we ask for your patience and understanding if we are slow in responding.
We love supporting our community! Shoot us an email if your organization has a request.
HOW BOWL-A-THONS WORK
There are two kinds of bowlers – those who wouldn’t miss the opportunity to play every week and those who bowl once in a blue moon just for fun. The goal of any successful Bowl-a-thon fundraiser is to merge these two groups and make money by asking bowlers to pledge a minimum amount and raise additional funds to be eligible for fundraising prizes.
Sun Mountain Fun Center has extensive experience in helping groups raise money through Bowl-a-thon’s. Give us a call today to start your next fundraiser
Recent changes in state legislation regarding escalating minimum wage mandates, paid time off regulations, and small business tax increases have increased our expenses by more than 17%. Therefore, we have had to scale back the amount we are able to donate. Many causes we have supported over the years have had to be changed or eliminated. For this we apologize and ask that organizations keep this growing challenge in mind when legislation comes up for vote that effects those businesses in our community that help support the causes we all hold dear to our heats.
Requests for Donations
If you are an organization that would like to submit a request for a donation you need to send the request through email to: firstname.lastname@example.org We will do our best to get back to you in a timely manner. Generally, we do not have time to fill out lengthy donation information sheets, so please keep that in mind when making your request.
Good luck with your event and organization and thanks for your inquiry.
HOW MINI GOLF TOURNAMENTS WORK
You will need to arrange a time and date to play at Sun Mountain Fun Center that’s best done well in advance. Seasonal factors will affect price and availability. To maximize attendance, price your golf event tickets at reasonable prices.
Once you have a date booked, you will need to publicize your event. Work with local radio or TV station to become a sponsor and really promote the event. Put together a press release and get it the major media outlets as well. If you need help, you can contact our Ad Agency, Iverson Media. Keep the focus on the most newsworthy aspect of your mini golf tournament, such as why you are raising funds and what the ultimate benefit of your golf fundraiser will be.
One way to raise funds is to get local businesses to sponsor a hole. Keep the prices reasonable, such as $100 to $250 per hole. Sponsors would get signs acknowledging their contribution beside each putting tee.
Think like a business person and encourage sponsors to offer something creative that will bring them customers such as two-for-one coupon given to all players. Or, a business could offer a prize to everyone who beats a certain score or gets a hole in one on the 18th hole.
Besides sponsorships, you can also ask businesses to donate items or services to use as prizes for lowest score, best bank shot, etc.
There are lots of activities you can include at your mini golf tournament to raise funds. Your group can sell raffle tickets for a donated prize or, lacking a suitable prize, conduct a 50/50 cash raffle where the winning ticket gets half the raffle sales amount.
You can also offer silent auctions of donated goods and services. Place the items along with attractive descriptions and bid sheets on tables near high-traffic spots. Be sure to tape down paper and pens to make it easy for players to get in a quick bid while still holding their putter.
And don’t forget to ask for donations. You can oftentimes raise a considerable amount just by placing a jug labeled donations right next to where players pay for their rounds.
A mini golf fundraiser is fantastic fun and can be a very profitable event if done right. Maximize your turnout through getting plenty of advance publicity.
Employ multiple fundraising activities to generate additional funds. Conduct raffles and silent auctions or run your own concession stand. Offer prizes for low scores or conduct a hole-in-one contest.
Make your event as much fun as possible and you’ll be surprised at how well you do with your mini golf fundraiser!
Looking for fundraising options?
We have several options for organizations to put together fundraising events. Traditionally they result in much larger returns than any donation we might make. You can find information about those alternatives on our “Fundraising” page. Groups like Special Olympics and Big Brothers Big Sisters raise more than $25,000 each in a single event every year with our fundraising options.