Drive for Dads is an annual special fundraising campaign that allows golfers and clubs across Ireland to show their support of the development of new treatments for the cancer’s affecting men. During the week around Father’s Day in June 2013 golf clubs throughout the country have signed up to add just €2 to green fees with some also holding additional Captains prize and other members competition to raise addtional funds for cancer research. We are hoping that even more golf clubs will take part this year and help us to accelerate our research programmes with additional funding.
DRIVE FOR DADS FOR YOUR CHANCE TO WIN A YEARS SUPPLY OF TITLEIST GOLF BALLS
During the campaign each of the golfers who donate their €2 will enter into a competition for the chance to win some great prizes. Campaign sponsor Titleist, #1 ball in golf, donated five separate prizes of a years supply of the best Titleist golf ball to suit each winner's game . Each winner will log on to www.Titleist.co.uk to access the the online Titleist Golf Ball Fitting Selection Tool where they were able to select the most appropriate golf ball model and reeceived a years supply of their chosen golf ball model.
Titleist prize winners for 2012: 1. Damien White, Greenore Golf Club, Greenore, County Louth 2. Ray O'Rahilly, Fota Island Resort, Fota Island, Cork. 3. Tom Delaney, Dromoland Golf & Country Club, Newmarket-on-Fergus, Co. Clare 4. Tony Murray, Lee Valley Golf Club, Ovens, Cork 5. John Murphy, Newbridge Golf Club, Co. Kildare
Lee Valley golf club, as the club which raised the highest total for Breakthrough Cancer Research during the campaign in 2012 with a staggering €910.34, were rewarded with an additional prize to raffle off between their participants. Vincent Drinan who is a member of Lee Valley golf club won this separate prize of a fitted Titleist driver from the National Fitting Centre in Carton House.
Our goal with this Drive for Dads campaign is to raise as much funds as possible during the week around Father’s Day each year, in honour of our dads, sons, husbands, brothers, uncles, friends, and grandfathers. With the enthusiastic support of golf clubs throughout Ireland, we can help find new and effective treatments for the leading cancers affecting men including lung, testicular, prostate, and stomach cancers. In 2012, Drive For Dads helped us to raise a total of over €35,000 from combined golfing events and campaigns.
Please keep an eye on www.drivefordads.ie campaign news and updates on particpating clubs. See list below of participating golf courses in 2012:
Fight For the 'Girls' this Breast Cancer Awareness Month
This October we are encouraging men and women all over Ireland to join the fight against womens cancer during Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October by taking part in our Fight for the ‘Girls’campaign.
Fight for the ‘Girls’, calls on men to pledge their support for the girls in their lives and hopes to raise much needed funds for research into new treatments for the disease which affects thousands in Ireland each year. Women are also being encouraged to get on board to fight for their own ‘girls’.
Fun ways to Join the Fight for the ‘Girls’:
Honey Do List - Sponsor your man to do those chores he never gets around to or is never willing to do. (Hoovering all month, No Sky Sports, Paint that wall). Brave men can nominate themselves for a loathesome task!
Fiery women can pay up for each argument that month or why not sponsor your sister, mother or best friend to leave you off the hook for a month, or donate something to Fight for the Girls every time one of you starts an argument!
Take part in a Mini Marathon, Tipperary and Limerick are just around the corner!
Dare devils can be sponsored to Loop the Loop in an acrobatic plane!
Boxing clubs and boxercise classes can host skipathons or boxathon to raise funds cancer research.
Wear our T-Shirts and wristbands and show your support.
Send us your photo so you can be one of our Fighting Friends! You never know who else you might see joining our campaign!
@DistinktCards Absolutely! Great that the development of new cancer treatments is a specific area getting some of this investment