Million Dollar Hole in One Partnership
We were very happy to read about the partnership between the Vancouver Golf Tour and The First Tee of Greater Vancouver YMCA. We know the leaders of both organizations well and believe that this partnership is great for the game of golf and that the Vancouver Golf Tour will elevate the fundraising capability of The FIrst Tee to new levels.

This is the post directly from the Vancouver Golf Tour website:

VANCOUVER (January 15, 2013)—The First Tee of Greater Vancouver YMCA and the Vancouver Golf Tour are pleased to announce an exciting partnership to grow the game of golf in 2013!

Through this partnership, Vancouver Golf Tour (VGT) will take the role of operations specialists for the 3rd ANNUAL FIRST TEE $1MILLION HOLE-IN-ONE CHALLENGE, working along with The First Tee, YMCA and Vancouver Golf Tour to make the charities’ main fundraising campaign.  The $1Million Challenge is slated for June 27th, 2013 at Langara Golf Course, one of Vancouver Parks’ Premier Golf Courses. 

“The event promises to be one of Vancouver’s most exciting Charity golf events of the year, not only offering amateur golfers multiple hole-in-one prizes throughout the day, but the chance to play with one of BC’s Top Professional Golfers, Pro-am style” stated VGT Commissioner Fraser Mulholland.  “Every hole is turned into a par 3 length bulls–eye shoot out for cash valued $10,000 – $50,000 or KP prize and the ladies and men’s teams with the best scores of the day shoot out for a chance to win $1,000,000!” 

“We have been a supporter of The First Tee Greater Vancouver YMCA for the past couple of years – recognizing The First Tee as the charitable recipient of the Vancouver Golf Tour; we  are extremely excited to be given the opportunity to partner further with such a first class organization” continued Mulholland.  “We believe very strongly in The First Tee’s Mission Statement, which is to impact the lives of young people by providing educational programs that build character, instill life-enhancing values and promote healthy choices through the game of golf.

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Jeff & Tara Ciecko of CK Golf Solutions write two blogs on their website, one is their 19th Hole Blog where they share personal experiences and the Biz Blog where they share business best practices and golf industry related opinions. They have owned CK Golf Solutions for 5 years and provide marketing, social media and business services to the golf and other industries.