Rounds 4 Research
Become a fundraising partner
GCSAA chapters now have an innovative way to raise money for research in your area through Rounds 4 Research.
The Rounds 4 Research program was designed to address a critical shortage in turfgrass research funding by auctioning donated rounds of golf through an online auction, www.biddingforgood.com. The program is administered by the Environmental Institute for Golf, the philanthropic organization of GCSAA. Rounds 4 Research allows GCSAA chapters and turfgrass foundations to participate as fundraising partners with the majority of proceeds going back to those organizations. In this way, these organizations can direct the proceeds to specific projects that will have the most significant impact in their local areas. In its first year, R4R raised more than $150,000 for turfgrass research. In 2014, R4R auctions will be held June 9-22 and Aug. 1-10.
A guide to the program and pledge forms have been sent to chapter presidents and executives to start the chapter enrollment process. To participate in the program, chapters need to return the pledge form, and once they're enrolled in the program, chapters will receive additional materials to support their activation efforts. R4R has also created a toolkit of resources to assist chapters and donating facilities:
Learn more and make your pledge to Rounds 4 Research.:
Rounds 4 Research Digital Marketing Packet
Use the following to promote Rounds 4 Research to your chapter members and community golf facilities:
Web Marketing Kit
Additional Rounds 4 Research documents
For more information
For more information about Rounds 4 Research, contact Mark Johnson, senior manager of environmental programs, at 800-472-7878, ext. 5161.