Tuesday, December 3, 2013

The NEGCOA is Filling the Food Banks

#GivingTuesday looks toward an allied association here in the Northeast for another great way to help our communities. The New England Golf Course Owners Association promotes a great avenue for giving. Courses in three states have signed on to take part.  This was taken from their website (NEGCOA.org) where more information is available:

Participate in Turkey Day

The New England Course Owners Association (NEGCOA) invites you to participate in Turkey Day during the month of November. This is a cooperative effort to allow the golfing public to golf for free while helping to help support New England Food Banks and community food pantries.

Here's what you can do: 

  • Set a date for Turkey Day at your course.  Treat the day as a tournament or special outing day.  
  • Promote the day and the desired donation. Most food banks and food pantries prefer supermarket gift certificates. Others will accept food donations. Some accept actual turkeys. Contact your local food bank or pantry to find out what they prefer.
  • Advertise, promote and encourage community participation.
“Turkey Day is our way of giving back to the local communities. We expect to donate over 600 turkeys and thousands of dollars to local food banks and pantries,” comments Dudley Darling, Board member of NEGCOA and owner of Juniper Hill Golf Course in Northboro, Massachusetts. 

Try to take this idea to your facility and see if you can get some turkeys to fly to the food banks in your area!  When you do, be sure to credit the NEGCOA.


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