While The Weitz Company is well-known nationally for its golf course and clubhouse construction, it’s gaining some experience at hosting golf tournaments as well.
For the second year in a row, the Swing for the Scouts charity golf tournament will be held on the pristine course of The Raven Golf Club on Oct. 18, benefitting the local Girl Scouts Arizona Cactus-Pine Council of 26,000+ girls in Arizona.
Funds raised at this event will directly benefit the development and construction of the new Leadership and Development Center for Girls and Women at Girl Scouts’ Camp Sombrero in South Mountain.
Last year’s tournament raised nearly $25,000 for the project and with an already overwhelming support, it is expected last year’s contribution will be surpassed.
The tournament includes a sack breakfast, barbeque style lunch, raffle prizes, on-course activities, pros associated with the Gateway Pro Tour, and maybe most importantly, Girl Scout cookies.
In addition, players can expect a silent auction of cruises, signed sports memorabilia and even an African safari. There are several package sponsorships available, many of which include foursomes and all with plenty of recognition.
Custom sponsorship opportunities are welcomed and encouraged. In kind donations are also needed and will be used in the raffle held during the lunch. For those looking to secure one of top two place prizes (one of which will be a case of Girl Scout cookies for each player) there is even an option to include a Gateway Pro in the foursome. Players and sponsors alike can expect a big bang for their buck at this year’s tournament.
The new Leadership Center will include new cabins and activity rooms, office and learning areas, volunteer spaces, an updated Girl Scout store, as well as improved outdoor activity spaces at the archery range, soccer field and swimming pool.
The main attraction will be a beautiful new lodge for large group events. All of this is designed by Marlene Imirizan and Associates, Architects and will sit on the existing Camp Sombrero site nestled into the base of the mountain near 16th Street and Dobbins Road.
Currently the Girl Scouts are in the silent phase of the $15M project and to date have raised more than $2.5M from local philanthropic leaders. Events such as the tournament bring an urban camping experience for local Girl Scouts a few steps closer to reality.
The project is expected to break ground in the fall of 2013 and Weitz looks forward to building the newest addition to the Girl Scouts local program and being a part of the lives of the girls and women in Arizona.
For more information please the registration page (www.girlscoutsaz.org/swing-for-the-scouts), contact Samantha Pinkal at Weitz (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Leslie Friedman at Girl Scouts (email@example.com).