Dear Friends of Massachusetts Hockey:
Greetings from Amherst! It's time again to prepare for this year's second major fund-raiser, the 11th Annual pond club golf outing.
Thus, the University of Massachusetts Hockey Team and the Pond Club would like to take this opportunity to invite you to our 11th Annual Pond Club Golf Tournament to raise funds for our hockey program. We are proud to announce that this year's event is being held Monday June 13th at the Orchards Golf Club in South Hadley, site of the 2004 Women's US Open Golf Tournament. The Orchards was designed by legendary golf course architect, Donald Ross, and opened in 1922. Thanks to our supporters, last year's event was our most successful ever, raising approximately $20,000 for the program.
Each golfer will receive a golf shirt, pre-tournament breakfast, and the post tournament dinner; mulligans & strings are also part of this package and included in the registration fee. Prizes will be awarded to the six winning teams (1-2-3 Gross & 1-2-3 Net), for the longest drive, and closest to the pin contests on selected holes. We will also offer you an opportunity to compete directly against yours truly on the par three tenth for an opportunity to win high-end prizes that include premium golf packages and tickets to professional sporting events.
We seek corporate sponsors, hole sponsors, and golfers for this year's event. The next page in this document is outlines the various participation options for you and instructions on how to register as either as a golfer or sponsor. We have some exciting new sponsorship opportunities that include tremendous benefits to our clients and I hope that you will take a moment to peruse these, ultimately choosing to participate. One of the benefits of sponsoring this tournament on all of the participation levels is that you or your representative will be honored on February 24, 2011 between periods of our game versus UNH in an on-ice ceremony. Please check out sponsorship opportunities at: http://www.umassathletics.com/sports/m-hockey/golf_sponsorship_info.html
We want this year's tournament to be our best ever and we need your generous participation. The golf fees cover the cost of the event and most of our profit comes from corporate sponsorships, hole sponsorships, raffle ticket sales, etc. I am personally looking forward to seeing you on June 13th for a great day of golfing fun, camaraderie, and benefit to our program.
Donald Cahoon, Head Coach
University of Massachusetts Hockey Team