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What is Junior Achievement?
Junior Achievement is a dynamic non-profit organization dedicated to preparing and inspiring young people to succeed in a global economy. JA uses hands-on experiences to help young people understand the economics of life. In partnership with business and educators, JA brings the real world to students, opening their minds to their potential.
What is the Junior Achievement 100 Hole Challenge?
Golf the way it was meant to be played. Golfers play 100 holes of golf, 5 ½ rounds in only 11 hours . . . 2 hours per round. Golfers play in threesomes with each individual having their own cart and driver. The entire course is reserved all day for event participants.
What is "Red Carpet" treatment?
Each golfer will receive their own golf cart with their own caddy, enjoy scrumptious meals, and nourishing snacks and beverages.
Can a Golfer really golf 100 holes in one day?
The real beauty of the 100 Hole Challenge is there is no waiting. With a limited amount of golfers on the course, it's actually possible to play that many holes and more. Each golfer will get his/her own golf cart (no zigzagging around) and caddy. Practice swings become obsolete in the 100 Hole Challenge because there is no waiting between shots. This is golf the way it was meant to be played.
What is the Golfer's responsibility?
Each golfer is required to raise a minimum $2,500 in cash and pledges.  The Junior Achievement State Office will assist in invoicing donors over $25.  It is recommended that pledges be raised by flat donations.  All pledges are to be turned in by the Kick-Off.
How much time should Golfers invest in fundraising?
Golfers should start as soon as possible and they'll have plenty of time. Waiting until the last month will significantly impact the amount of funds they will be able to raise. Each golfer should allow themselves plenty of time to assemble their hit list. All pledges will be turned in at the Kick-Off. (See the Fundraising Tips under the Forms and Downloads section of the website for additional information on how you can reach your minimum pledge amount.)
Are contributions tax-deductible?
Per IRS requirements, a donor may only take a contribution deduction to the extent that his/her contribution exceeds the fair market value of the goods or services the donor receives in return for the contribution.  An estimated fair market value of goods or services received will be given to each golfer for tax purposes.
Who do I make checks payable to?
Make checks payable to Junior Achievement of South Dakota.
What happens the Day of the Event?
Each golfer will arrive at the golf course at dawn. A Junior Achievement representative will welcome them as their clubs are placed on their personal cart for the day. Breakfast will be served while special rules for the day are reviewed; a professional group picture will be taken, warm-ups will follow the photo and golfing will begin just after dawn. Golfers will receive a 100 Hole Challenge scorecard with enough blanks to keep score for 126 holes. Golfers will play in a threesome and tee off to a shotgun start. They'll be surprised to find that they can play 18 holes in about two hours, and it's not polo golf. Many golfers have shot some of their best scores playing marathon golf. Each golfer will receive red carpet treatment the entire day, just like the pros! The day will close with a celebration gathering and participants will have a chance to share some golf "war" stories from the day's events.
What does a golfer need to bring in addition to their golf clubs?
Golfers should make sure their golf shoes are broken in and bring an extra pair of tennis shoes just in case. Bring that ever-so-helpful caddy. They can keep score, rake a trap, tend the pin, or just ride along and build some great memories.
Why the Junior Achievement 100 Hole Challenge?
The 100 Hole Challenge will provide Junior Achievement with the opportunity to raise money from new sources, individuals, and vendors.
REMEMBER: The 100 Hole Challenge is a FUN, FUN, FUND-RAISER, and Junior Achievement is here to make it the best event in which a golfer can participate. If there are any questions that have not been answered in this list or if there is interest in participating, please contact: Junior Achievement State Office at (800) 871-7007 or
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