Shelby County Chamber seeking teams, sponsors for annual golf tournament

By GRAHAM BROOKS / Staff Writer

CALERA – The Shelby County Chamber is in search of sponsors, teams, volunteers and more to participate in the 30th annual “Tee it Up Fore Education” golf tournament.

The golf tournament will be Thursday, Sept. 19, at Timberline Golf Club in Calera. The tournament will have two different shotgun start times at 8 a.m. or 1 p.m. All proceeds will benefit scholarships and career readiness initiatives at the chamber.

Registration for the tournament is happening now through Sept. 4 and will include a round of golf, lunch and an opportunity to win cash and other prizes.

The cost of the golf tournament is $150 per player and a wide range of sponsorship opportunities is also available.

Sponsorship opportunities are as follows:

–$1,750 Gold Sponsor: This includes one four-person team. This sponsor will have the opportunity to place promotional items in golfer goodie bags, have a display table in the clubhouse, event signage and recognition on all pre and post-event publicity in all cross-promotional marketing.

–$1,000 Silver Sponsor: This includes one four-person team. This sponsor will have the opportunity to place promotional items in golfer goodie bags and be recognized on all pre and post-event publicity in all cross-promotional marketing.

–$750 Awards Ceremony Sponsor: This includes a marketing table provided in the clubhouse/ceremony area and an opportunity for a company representative to make remarks to attendees.

–$750 Beverage Cart Sponsor: This includes a company name included on all beverage carts and an opportunity for two representatives from your company to ride with the beverage carts and give promotional items to golfers.

–$600 Team of Four Sponsor: This includes tee time for one four-person team and all amenities accompanying the tournament including meal, and the opportunity to win cash and other prizes at the conclusion of the tournament.

–$500 Closest to the Pin Contest Sponsor: This includes company signage at the contest area indicating the contest and proximity prize. This will be an opportunity for two representatives from the company to host a hospitality tent/table.

–$500 Straightest Drive Sponsor: This includes company signage at the contest area indicating the contest and proximity prize. This will be an opportunity for two representatives from the company to host a hospitality tent/table.

–$500 Longest Drive Contest Sponsor: This includes company signage at the contest area indicating the contest and proximity prize. This will be an opportunity for two representatives from the company to host a hospitality tent/table.

–$350 Hospitality Tent Sponsor: This includes an all-day opportunity for marketing and networking and a company name will be provided on signage for your assigned tee.

–$350 Potty Sponsor: This includes recognition prominently placed at club house restrooms and along the course at each restroom stop.

–$150 Green Sponsor: This includes a company name provided on signage at the assigned green for promotional visibility as golfers play through.

Other opportunities to get involved include becoming a volunteer or a goodie bag stuffer.

For more information on the tournament and to register, visit Shelbychamber.org and click on the “events” tab.

Timberline Golf Course is located at 300 Timberline Trail in Calera.