This article was featured in WYDaily on 6/2/23.
Registration and sponsorships are now open for the area’s most popular charity golf tournament, Make Par for Pets Golf Classic to benefit The Heritage Humane Society. Mark your calendar for Sept. 15, 2023 for great golf and furry friends.
Presented by Invisible Fence Brand of Hampton Roads, Make Par for Pets is the shelter’s largest outdoor fundraiser and one of its most popular. Last year’s players were already planning to sign up for 2023 thanks to the top-notch courses, camaraderie, food and beverages, and of course, knowing they were supporting Greater Williamsburg’s largest homeless pet shelter.
Play championship golf courses while benefiting homeless pets
After a crowd-pleasing first year, Make Par for Pets Golf Classic is once again taking place at Kingsmill Resort. The famed River and Plantation courses, known for hosting PGA and LPGA events over the years, will once again welcome the charity event’s players.
The event is Fri., Sept. 15, 2023 and the format is captain’s choice, also known as a scramble. Check-in begins at 7:30 a.m. in the Links Landing Tent. Players can browse the popular raffle table while enjoying a continental breakfast.
Even some of the shelter’s dogs will get in on the action. Adoptable dogs will be on-hand at the tournament to wish golfers good luck as they head out to the course. Contest holes are also included throughout the event play.
A fiesta-themed lunch will greet golfers returning from playing 18 holes. Held in the Kingsmill Ballroom, participants will be treated to one of the most spectacular views of the James River. Winners will then be recognized and raffle prizes distributed.
Register now, tee times are already booking
Players can register as individuals or book as teams. Last year 280 golfers took on the championship courses of the Kingsmill Golf Club. Registration is $150 per person or $600 per foursome and golfers can easily register online. Each registration includes greens fee, cart, range use, continental breakfast, draft beer, and buffet lunch.
Sponsorships going fast
While Make Par for Pets is more than three months away, sponsorships are quickly selling out. General sponsorships are still available for individuals/businesses to sign up:
Eagle Sponsor includes: Hole sponsorship (one on each course), one foursome registration (greens fee, cart, range use, continental breakfast, draft beer, and buffet lunch), HHS website listing, listing on event sponsor board, access to provide promotional item in golfer gift bags, commemorative plaque and sponsorship recognition at Awards Lunch.
Purr-fect Team includes: Hole sponsorship (one course), one foursome registration (greens fee, cart, range use, continental breakfast, draft beer, and buffet lunch), listing on event sponsor board,
Birdie Sponsor includes: name and message prominently displayed on a birdie sponsor sign, two tickets to Awards Lunch, HHS website listing, listing on event sponsor board, commemorative plaque and sponsorship recognition at Awards Lunch.
Two Course Hole Sponsor includes: two hole signs (one on each course), name and message prominently displayed on custom hole sponsor sign, listing on HHS website, listing on event sponsor board,
One Course Hole Sponsor includes: one hole sign, name and message prominently displayed on custom hole sponsor sign, listing on HHS website, listing on event sponsor board.
Sponsorships may be purchased using the links above, by calling 757-221-0150 or in person by stopping by The Heritage Humane Society.
Exclusive sponsorships where there is one sponsor per opportunity are already sold out including that of 2023 Presenting Sponsor, Invisible Fence Brand of Hampton Roads.
“We are especially thankful to be included in Make Par for Pets this year,” shares Harry Bigley, the President at Invisible Fence Brand of Hampton Roads. “As the Invisible Fence Brand celebrates 50 years and the launch of the From Shelter to Forever Home initiative to help increase adoption rates and raise awareness for shelter pets, there just has never been a better time to support, celebrate, and honor The Heritage Humane Society’s great mission.”
“We are so grateful to have Invisible Fence Brand of Hampton Roads commit as the presenting sponsor of Make Par for Pets Golf Classic,” says Kimberly Laska, Executive Director, CAWA, of The Heritage Humane Society. “Every single registration and sponsorship is vital to helping the homeless pets of our community have an increased chance for a brighter future.”
Homeless pets now available for adoption
The Heritage Humane Society has more than 220 dogs, cats and small pets currently in their care. Adoptable pets are available to meet during The Heritage Humane Society’s visiting and adopting hours from 12 to 4:30 p.m., Tues. through Sun.
To learn more, visit HeritageHumane.org, call 757-221-0150, or visit The Heritage Humane Society located at 430 Waller Mill Rd, Williamsburg, VA 23185.
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