This year the Mission Discovery Golf Challenge is set to raise

over $40,000 for the work of Mission Discovery here in the U.S. and 7 other nations. The event will take place on October 13, 2010 at Gaylord Opryland Links Gold Course. Lunch will precede the shotgun 1:00 PM start.

This years prizes include a 6 night stay at Copper Mtn, Colorado for up to 18 people, Royal Caribbean Cruise passes, rounds of golf and trophies!

How Does The Challenge Work?

This is not a pay-to-play event. That’s correct, you ask friends and family members to sponsor you per hole played. A simple pledge of $2 per hole is a gift to Mission Discovery of $36.

Get a business to support you for $250.00 and they receive a tee-box sign with their logo and a bit of information about the company. Just two sponsors and you’ve raised $500.00.

How Are Prizes Awarded?

There are two categories of prizes. Trophies for the team with the best round of golf and Royal Caribbean Gift Certificates good any time, for those individuals raising certain levels of support for Mission Discovery. For example raise $10,000 and win a $1,000 Royal Caribbean Gift Certificate, raise $5,000 and your receive a $500 Royal Caribbean Gift Certificate. Everyone who plays receives a golf bag that includes a Mission Discovery golf shirt, tees and a sleeve of balls, but raise even $1,000 and you’ll get to go on a $100 shopping spree in the Gaylord Opryland Pro Shop!

Along with great prizes there are contest for holes in one, closest to the pin, longest drive and longest put. The event concludes with a dinner and awards!

How Do I Sign Up?

Just call the Mission Discovery office and let us know you’ll be there! 615-206-0555 or click here and let us know by email.

Can I Download Sponsor Cards and Event Information?

Yes, and you can download all you need to get started. You will find a sample fund-raising letter if you choose or if you choose to talk to people directly there is a sponsor card to log names, addresses and pledge amounts.

How Should a Sponsor Make the Check?

Make the check payable to Mission Discovery. It is tax deductible!

Can My Sponsors Give Online?

Yes, just copy, and send this link to your sponsors. Be sure to have them designate the payment in your name in the “Purpose” section of the online donation form.