By Karen Bliss
The annual Unison Charity Golf Classic is returning this year, abiding by covid safety measures and limited in capacity, and is still in need of sponsors. Funds raised support Unison, the non-profit that provides counselling and emergency relief services to the Canadian music community.
The Unison Charity Golf Classic will take place in Montreal at Beaconsfield Golf Club on Sept. 20, Toronto at Lionhead Golf Club on Sept. 28, and Vancouver at Tsawwassen Springs on Oct. 7. Registration for foursomes ($1000 for four players) is now open with limited capacity and even non-golfers are welcome to give it a go.
“Somebody doesn't have to pay for a sponsorship to get a spot to play, but because we were limited we were trying to sell the sponsorship part first and get a first-come-first-serve option, guaranteed placement to play,” Amanda Power, Unison’s executive director, tells Samaritan.
Sponsorship opportunities — lunch; hole; golf ball and tees; golf carts and shuttle carts, ranging from $2000 to $3000 — are still available in all three cities, with some packages already sold-out (they all include one foursome).
As an example, a hole sponsorship ($2,000 per hole) includes one foursome and lunch; $1,000 tax deduction, hole sponsorship recognition with single-banner; recognition on the event website, logo recognition on welcome banner; personal mention of support during the welcome speech; and on-site social media exposure (minimum one Instagram story and one tweet) on Unison’s socials.
Unison is also open to custom and national sponsorship proposals.
“The majority of the money made at the golf tournament is all through sponsorship," says Power. "We really don't make a lot of money off of the foursome because there's a hard cost to that — you have to book the foursome, the golf carts, the lunch, the dinner — and because this is stripped down, all of those sponsorship opportunities have been restricted. We don't have as much to sell. So the golf tournaments will not make even half of what they have in previous years.”
This year, because of covid safety protocols, it's a little different. – More details on the Samaritanmag website.