We have some exciting Sponsorship Opportunities available for 2020 at The First Tee of Northwest Arkansas. If you are interested in any of the following sponsorships, please contact our Development Director, Becca Godman, becca@thefirstteenwa.org. Event Sponsorships Available: The Master Watch Party and The First Tee Challenge

The First Tee NWA 2020 Available Sponsorships

Indoor facility – $10,000 a year for 3 years

We are searching for a company to name our indoor hitting facility. You will have the ability to work with our staff to create a name that will be mounted on the outside of the facility as well as on the back wall of the inside of the facility. This facility is the only indoor heated public driving range in Northwest Arkansas. It serves as our teaching facility in the winter months and on rainy days and is used by the public during those times as well. This naming opportunity is $10,000 a year for 3 years, totaling a $30,000 commitment. 1 Available

Golf Balls – $5,000 – one year

We are selling a sponsorship opportunity to have your company logo on all of The First Tee range balls for a year. We have thousands of people that live in Northwest Arkansas that use our range facility every year that would be using golf balls with your company logo on them. Your logo will also be displayed on our range ball bins in the main office and indoor facilities. The cost of this sponsorship is $5,000. 1 Available

9-Hole Course – $2,500 a year for 3 years

We are searching for a company to sponsor the The First Tee NWA 9-hole Par-3 golf course opening in April 2020. The naming sponsor will have their logo displayed on the course layout sign as well as the ability to work with The First Tee staff to name the golf course. This sponsorship costs $2,500 per year for 3 years, totaling $7,500. SOLD

Driving range – $2,000 a year for 3 years

We are searching for a company to sponsor our driving range. This sponsorship would include a sign at the entrance to the driving range with your company logo and a drawing of the three driving range zones (kids, public, and teaching). Your logo would also be on the sign indicating the public driving range section of the range. This sponsorship costs $2,000 a year for 3 years, totaling $6,000. 1 Available

Youth Range Fees – $2,000 a year for 3 years

We are looking for a company to cover the driving range fees for all the kids that come to our facility for a year. This sponsorship includes your logo on a sign in our pro-shop informing the public that you are covering the youth driving range fees as well as a sign in the kids area of the driving range thanking your company for providing driving range golf balls for them free of charge. The cost of this sponsorship is $2,000 a year for 3 years, totaling $6,000. 1 Available

Summer Tour (12+) – $2,000 each year

We are searching for a company to sponsor our Summer Golf Tour for June and July 2020. This tour is designed to introduce tournament golf to kids 12 and older on the Lindsey Courses. This is a great way for the kids in this program to apply the Core Values and Life Skills they have learned in classes to the golf course while learning how to play in a competitive golf environment. The sponsor would be able to name this Summer Tour for 2020 and the company logo would be on emails sent to the 5,000+ people on our email lists and the families of the kids that are signed up for this program. The cost of this naming sponsorship is $2,000 for 2020. 1 Available

Summer Tour (7-11) – $2,000 each year

We are searching for a company to sponsor our Summer Golf Tournaments. This tour is designed to introduce keeping score on the golf course and tournament play for kids 7 – 11 in our programs. These tournaments take place at The First Tee Learning facility on our 9-hole golf course in Lowell. This is a great way for the kids in this program to apply the Core Values and Life Skills they have learned in classes to the golf course while learning how to play in a competitive golf environment. The sponsor would be able to name this tournament series for 2020 and the company logo would be on emails sent to the 5,000+ people on our email lists and the families of the kids that are signed up for this program. The cost of this naming sponsorship is $2,000 for 2020. 1 Available

High School Development Class – $2,000 each year

We are searching for a company to sponsor our High School Development Classes for 2020. This sponsor would be able to work with The First Tee staff to name the program for 2020. The High School Development Class is geared towards kids in the 6th grade or above who would like to learn more about the rules of golf and tournament play to prepare for high school golf. Etiquette and the Rules of Golf play a big role in this class. The cost of this naming sponsorship is $2,000 for 2020. 1 Available

Glow in the Dark Tournaments – $2,000 each year

We are searching for a company to sponsor our Glow in The Dark Golf Tournaments that will take place in 2020 on our new nine- hole golf course at The First Tee Learning center. These tournaments are for the kids in our program to have fun outside of programming hours. We will host at least 4 tournaments throughout the year played after dark with Glow in the Dark golf balls. Your sponsorship will allow you to name the tournament series and provide product for the participants (ideally glow in the dark or light up products) to use during the tournaments. The cost of this naming sponsorship is $2,000 for 2020, plus the option of providing product for the participants. 1 Available

Summer Camps – $1,500 each year

We are searching for a company to sponsor our summer golf camps. These camps are much more golf focused, but still incorporate our Core Values and Life Skills. Each camp is a week long and we will be offering 7 in 2020. The camps are for 7-18 year old participants. The sponsor will be able to work with The First Tee staff to agree upon a name for the entire program and will be able to provide some kind of giveaway for the 280 participants in our camps (sunglasses, water bottles, etc). The company logo would be on emails sent to the 5,000+ people on our email lists and the families of the kids that are signed up for this program. The cost of this naming sponsorship is $1,500 for 2020, plus giveaway product for the 280 participants. 1 Available

Short game practice area – $1,500 a year for 3 years

We are searching for a company to sponsor our short game practice area. Your sponsorship of this area (putting and chipping greens) would include a sign between the two areas with your logo and the name you choose as well as your logo on all flags on the putting and chipping greens. This facility is used by all of the kids that come through our program and a large portion of the public that uses our facility each year. This sponsorship costs $1,500 a year for 3 years, totaling $4,500. 1 Available

Youth Golf Course Fees – $1,000 a year for 3 years

We are looking for a company to cover the expenses for all kids 18 and under to play our new nine hole golf course for a year. With a Youth Golf Course Fees Sponsor, all kids that come to our facility will be able to play our course, free of charge. The sponsor will be recognized with a sign in our pro-shop informing the public that you are covering youth golf course fees as well as a sign at the start of the golf course thanking your company for allowing kids to play free of charge. The cost of this sponsorship is $1,000 a year for 3 years, totaling $3,000. SOLD

Back Classroom – $1,000 a year for 3 years

We are looking for a naming sponsor for our back classroom in the main office. You will have the ability to work with our staff to create a name that will be placed above the door entering the room as well as on the wall above the whiteboards. We use this classroom for meetings and as part of our Golf and Life Skill classes as well as a break room during summer camps. We are reworking the back wall to create a wall of honor for the kids in our programs that have advanced through the curriculum and those that have represented The First Tee of Northwest Arkansas in some National Opportunities. This sponsorship costs $1,000 a year for 3 years, totaling $3,000. 1 Available

Pro Shop – $1,000 a year for 3 years

We are looking for a naming sponsor for our front pro shop in the main office. You will have the ability to work with our staff to create a name that will be displayed on the wall in the pro shop behind the desk. We operate our golf sales out of the pro shop and sell select merchandise to the public as well. This sponsorship costs $1,000 for 3 years, totaling $3,000. SOLD

Office in Indoor – $1,000 a year for 3 years

We are searching for a company to name the office in our indoor hitting facility. This is where we will operate our golf shop in the winter months. We will display the name above the door entering the office and above the window by the 1st hitting bay that can be seen from the entire indoor facility. This naming opportunity costs $1,000 a year for 3 years, totaling $3,000. 1 Available

Back Patio – $750 a year

We are looking for someone to name the patio off of our main office. This is where our participants gather before classes and where their parents remain during class to observe their children or get work done. This is also a place where some of our classes and camps take breaks to cool down during the summer months. We are looking for someone to name the patio for $750 a year with an added option to provide furniture for the patio area. We currently have 4 red picnic tables with attached benches, but want to give you the option to provide furniture from your company if you would like. This is a 1 year sponsorship of $750 with the option of donated furniture for the year. 1 Available

Hole Sponsor – $500 a year for 3 years

We are searching for companies to sponsor each of the nine holes of our new Par-3 golf course, opening in 2020. Each hole will be aligned with one of our Nine Core Values. Your logo will be on the flag as well as on a sign at the tee box for your hole. Each tee box sign will have yardage, your logo, and an interactive piece talking about how to use your hole’s Core Value to display proper golf etiquette on the course. Examples are listed below. The sponsorship of each hole costs $500 per year for 3 years, totaling $1,500. 7 Available

Respect – To feel or show deferential regard for. At The First Tee we teach our kids to show respect for others, themselves, and their surroundings on and off the golf course. You can show respect for others today by not talking while they are hitting.

Confidence – Reliance or trust in one’s abilities; a feeling of self-assurance. For this hole, your tee shot has to travel over the pond. At The First Tee, we teach kids to be confident in their club selection and to believe believe in themselves, even if no one else does. Trust your abilities and believe you can make it over the water!

Judgment – the ability to make a decision or form an opinion; a decision reached after consideration. Having good judgment on the golf course is critical. At The First Tee we teach kids to use good judgment when deciding what club to hit and where to stand while someone else is hitting.

Responsibility – accounting for one’s actions; dependable. On the golf course, you are responsible for your own behavior as well as taking care of the course. Please use the provided sand to fill any divots left on the tee and rake any bunker you enter on the course. You are also responsible for fixing your own ball marks on the green, please refer to the diagram below for the proper ball mark repair procedure. At The First Tee we teach our kids to leave the course in better shape than how you found it.

Sportsmanship – observing the rules of play and winning or losing with grace. No one likes a sore loser, but we all like friendly competition. Golf is often called the “Gentleman and Lady’s Game” because sportsmanship is so ingrained in the sport. To show good sportsmanship to your competitors, remove your hat and shake their hand after the completion of your round today.

Courtesy – considerate behavior toward others; a polite remark or gesture. It is important to remain still and quiet while your competitors are getting ready to swing and hitting their shot. The way we treat others at The First Tee, especially on the golf course, follows the Golden Rule of treating them the way you would like to be treated.

Honesty – the quality or state of being truthful; not deceptive. Golf is unique from other sports because players call penalties on themselves and report their own scores. There are no referees or umpires in golf. It is up to you to be honest with yourself and your competitors on the golf course. Remember, every time you are attempting to hit the ball counts as a stroke, be honest.

Integrity – strict adherence to a standard of value or conduct; personal honesty and independence. Players are responsible for their actions and personal conduct on the golf course, even at times when others may not be looking. Remember that you are only hurting yourself when you don’t use integrity on the golf course. SOLD

Perseverance – to persist in an idea, purpose, or task despite obstacles. To succeed in golf, players must continue through bad breaks and their own mistakes, helping us learn from past experiences. Even when something is challenging on the golf course, keep your head up and continue to learn how to overcome the new challenge. SOLD

Range target – $500 a year for 3 years

We are searching for companies to sponsor new driving range targets starting in 2020. These targets will be permanently placed in the driving range as specific distances to give the general public and the kids in our programs more targets to hit towards on the driving range. Your sponsorship will be for one target that will have your company logo displayed prominently. These targets will be donut shaped targets, giving golfers a hole to try to hit through. The cost of this sponsorship is $500 a year from 3 years, totaling $1,500. 8 Available

Hitting bays – $500 a year for 3 years

We are searching for companies to sponsor the six hitting bays in our indoor driving range. This facility is the only indoor heated public driving range in Northwest Arkansas. Your sponsorship would include your logo on the inside and outside of the doors at each bay so that your logo can be seen when the doors are open or closed. These bays are used by our Golf and Life Skills classes in the winter months and on rainy days. They are also used by the general public when we are not having classes. Each sponsorship costs $500 a year for 3 years, totaling $1,500. 6 Available

Hydration Sponsor – $500 + product for 3 years

We are in search of a Hydration Sponsor for 2020. We have water coolers spread all over the facility as well as water fountains in the indoor facility and main office. The hydration sponsor would have their logo on all water coolers as well as above both water fountains. We also use coolers frequently in class and summer camps. The Hydration Sponsor would have the option to provide new coolers with their logo displayed. We also ask that the sponsor provide bottled hydration product for our classes and camps. This sponsorship costs $500 a year for three years plus the donation of product, totaling $1,500 plus sufficient product. 1 Available

Sun Protection Sponsor – $500 + product for 3 years

We are in search of a Sun Protection Sponsor for 2020. We have over 800 kids that come through our classes and camps every year and want to make sure we can keep them safe from sun damage. We are looking for a sponsor to provide a few tents we can assemble for shade as well as sun block to make sure the kids are protected from damaging rays. We are hoping to have the tent branded by the sponsor and will place a sign on our back patio recognizing your company as the sun protection sponsor for 2020. This sponsorship costs $500 a year for three years plus the donation of product, totaling $1,500 plus sufficient product. 1 Available

Sanitation Sponsor – $500 + product for three years

We are looking for a sanitation sponsor for 2020 to provide us with new trash cans around the facility as well as possible assistance with removal of other waste (recycling). We are looking for someone to provide 10+ new outdoor waste receptacles and 5+ new large indoor waste receptacles with their logo displayed on them. This sponsorship will cost $500 a year for three years plus the provided waste receptacles, totaling $1,500 plus waste receptacles. 1 Available

Scorecard Sponsor – $300 for a year

We are searching for companies to purchase sponsorship space on our new 9-Hole Scorecards for your company’s logo (2”x2”) for 2020. These cards will be used by the kids in our program playing on the 9-hole par-3 course as well as anyone from the public that will be playing on the course in 2020. Exposure to 750+. This sponsorship costs $300. 4 Available

Fencing – in kind

We are searching for someone to donate fencing around a portion of our paved walkway running from the main office to the indoor hitting facility walkway. This fencing would be three feet high and serve as a deterrent for people to walk across the grass in front of our indoor hitting facility, the area that will now be our instructional zone. We are also hoping to build a knee high fence on both sides of the kids zone that the kids in our program can paint and add their own mark. We would place a sign on both of the fences stating that they are donated by the sponsoring company. This is an in-kind sponsorship donation. 1 Available

Event Sponsorships Available: The Master Watch Party and The First Tee Challenge