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:

Get started

Learn more and make your pledge to Rounds 4 Research.:

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.