To assist members of the Maple Leaf Junior Tour in the costs of participation in tournaments, we are pleased to provide suggestions and tools for fundraising by members.
Note: Not all fundraising is approved by Golf Canada, and may affect your Amateur Status and NCAA Eligibility. The MJT suggests that you send a letter to Golf Canada (Amateur Status) for an approval letter before you spend or use any funds generated.
To visit Golf Canada, please click here.
To see Golf Canada’s Rules of Amateur Status, please click here. This will outline boundaries for fundraising.
To visit the NCAA regarding fundraising and remaining eligible, please click here.
Ideas for how to raise funds:
a) APPROACH LOCAL BUSINESSES OR SERVICE CLUBS FOR SPONSORSHIP
Players could raise money for participation in local, national and international events by approaching local businesses for sponsorship through a campaign which involves visiting businesses to deliver a request letter and following up with a phone call.
b) APPROACH FAMILY, FRIENDS & NEIGHBORS FOR PLEDGES
This is usually a great base of contacts to approach for support. Offering assistance to do some work in exchange could be a great bartering tool.
c) FUNDRAISER OF YOUR OWN INITIATIVE
Get creative and design a fundraising program of your own! From the traditional car wash and recycling fundraisers to something more golf-oriented like a "Closest to the Pin" competition at your local course where players contribute money for a chance to win a donated prize package you organize from local businesses, there are unlimited ways to off-set your expenses and increase the number of events that you compete in!
*PLEASE NOTE – ALL FUNDS SHOULD BE APPROVED BY GOLF CANADA OR YOUR NCAA COACH PRIOR TO USING THE FUNDS GENERATED. THE MJT DOES NOT APPROVE ANY FUNDING THAT YOU MAY GENERATE, NOR DO WE ACCEPT ANY RESPONSIBILITY FOR MISUSED FUNDS.
Questions? Call us at 1-877-859-GOLF.