Dayspring's 6th Annual Mini-golf Classic
A record number of corporate foursomes and family teams joined Title Sponsor, IPL, and Dayspring Center at Pirates' Cove for a wacky, all-out fun miniature golf fundraiser to benefit local homeless families with children. IndyCar Driver, Ed Carpenter and his wife, Heather, came out to support the cause and played six holes with three corporate teams.
Teams faced some of the most unusual putting challenges at this year's Mini-golf Classic. While some put their putting skills to test using a pool cue, and baseball bat, others struggled to get that sought-after "hole-in-one" prize putting a marble or navigating around lamp bases strewn on the IPL hole!
Family/friend Teams enjoyed crazy putting challenges, "drop-your-putter" dance offs and scooped up prizes at several holes. While playing, teams learned about family homelessness in central Indiana reading facts about homelessness posted throughout the course. At the end of their round, families were encouraged to complete the "Dayspring Fact Finder" on the back of their scorecard for a prize. Congratulations to the following family/friend team prize winners:
"Family Team Dance-off": Angela Jones and her team
Dayspring Center "Facts" Winner: The Barbar Family and the Jacobi Family.
Corporate teams gathered at the ExactTarget Patron's Party prior to the tournament. Ed Carpenter was auctioned off to play 6 holes with the three highest bidding foursomes. Corporate teams competed for several prizes. First-time winners UBS Financial Services took home the grand prize (Bowling Party for 40 at Incrediplex) and the traveling trophy. Teams also donned spirit wear and showed their energy on the course competing for the Spirit Stick award! This year's winner, Russell, Martin & Associates broke four year running champs, ExactTarget's streak and were awarded the Spirit Stick and a free 2-hour tour on the Handle Bar.
Especially grateful to the following Corporate Hole Sponsors for their enthusiasm on the course and their generosity in support of the homeless families of central Indiana.
- Citizen Energy Group
- Fishers Eye Care
- Foamcraft, Inc.
- Interactive Academy
- Indiana Thermal Solutions
- Indianapolis Power & Light
- Jarred Bunch
- MJ Insurance
- Russell Martin & Assoc.
- Scotty's Brewhouse
- Simons Bitzer
- Spidel Burnfin LLC
- UBS Financial Services
- Willow Marketing
Congratulations to the following winners:
Grand Prize Corporate Foursome Winner:
UBS Financial Services
Player with Lowest Score:
Doug Martin on the RMA team (second year winner)
"Ball of Shame" Winner - Player with Highest Score:
Claire Dalton on the IPL team
IPL Hole-in-One Winner:
Anita Clark from the Fedex Team
Highest "GO TEAM" Donation:
Spirit Stick Award:
Russell Martin and Associates
Spirit Stick Award Runner Up:
Winner to Play with Ed and Heather Carpenter:
Indiana Thermal Solutions, Jarred Bunch and Spidel Burnfin
Dayspring Center would like to acknowledge the many volunteers who helped behind the scenes, assisted at registration and served as caddies to give family and corporate teams the wackiest time they ever had on a miniature golf course!
Dayspring Center Wins in Super Service Challenge 2013!
Last year’s Super Service Challenge driven by the Companies with a Mission (CWAM) was taken nationwide! With New Orleans Saint’s Drew Brees and his foundation heading up the “call to service”, over 700 organizations were represented in 3-minute videos recapping the service projects completed this past October and November by corporate and church groups around the United States. All were hoping to win their nonprofit organization a portion of the $1 million dollar prize money. On January 9, Indianapolis teams gathered at Latitude 39 to join in the simulcast with teams in New Orleans, Phoenix and New York for the award ceremony. Indiana teams took 14 of the top 29 awards! Long-time corporate partner, Willow Marketing, was recognized for their marketing services in the “30K in 30 Days” Campaign, raising $10,000 for Dayspring Center! MJ Insurance was recognized for the Autumn Festival they organized for the families at Dayspring and raised $1,000! Take a look at their winning videos at http://cwam.com/winners/.
We Applaud You!
Thanks to many generous supporters, Dayspring Center met their goal in the “30K in 30 Days” Campaign! We also want to thank The Glick Fund. Every contribution received during the campaign period from a new donor OR for every dollar increase from an existing donor, The Fund agreed to match 100%! Your generous gifts with The Glick Funds matching funds raised more than $60,000 to provide care and needed services to 120 homeless children! Thank you for helping us to help them!
Spirit & Place Festival
Join us for the one-of-a-kind Spirit and Place Festival, November 2-11 – a festival of fun, a market place of ideas and an explosion of creativity. This year’s theme is “play”. Dayspring Center will partner with Bottom Line Performance, specializing in creative and memorable learning solutions, to present “A Paycheck Away”, a learning game about homelessness. In this board game, players are put in the shoes of a real homeless family. Players experience the difficult problems a homeless family faces and start to see homelessness as a symptom – not a cause. Playing will take place on Friday, November 9th 2012, 7 – 9 pm at the Farm Bureau Insurance headquarters in downtown Indianapolis.
Would you like to volunteer? Game Master and Game Ambassadors needed. Learn more here.
A calendar of "play" and information on Spirit & Place Festival .
Learn more about "A Paycheck Away" and watch a sneak peak video here