Chip in for Charity is designed to be a non-competitive golf event where participants chip golf balls towards sponsored targets located at the driving range. With each target being sponsored through a financial contribution by a local business, participants and local businesses collectively “CHIP IN” to raise money for our local non-profit beneficiary.
While participants chip towards the sponsored targets, we give out prizes while providing food, drinks and sponsorship “swag” to our guests. Once the participant hits each target, they mark it off on their score card and have the option to redeem a completed scorecard for 1 prize ticket. In addition to sponsorships and ticket sales, we sell additional buckets of balls, prize tickets and drink cards to generate more donations and proceeds for our non-profit beneficiary.
In 2018, Brandon Wasilewski, a resident and business owner from Ventura, came up with the idea of organizing a family-friendly event called Chip In For Charity as a way to support local businesses and non-profit organizations in his community. With a background in real estate sales, B2B consulting, and local philanthropy, Brandon was eager to use his skills to give back to his community. During his first ever visit to Top-Golf, an idea struck him: to create an annual charity event that emulated the fun and excitement of Top-Golf, but raised money for local charities. That same night, he began formulating the concept for Chip In For Charity, defining its mission and objectives.
Chip In For Charity has been highly successful in achieving its mission and key objectives. In the first year, over $6,000 was raised for Clean International, which helped provide clean water and sanitation solutions to more than 1,100 families in underserved communities. In the second year, nearly $7,000 was raised for Pier Into The Future, an organization dedicated to preserving the Historic Ventura Pier. This event has attracted more than 150 participants of all ages and abilities, making it a truly inclusive and community-driven initiative.
To support local non-profit organizations and their initiatives.
To learn more about Chip In For Charity, VISIT OUR WEBSITE
Questions, comments or concerns?
Contact Brandon Wasilewski, our Founder and organizer at 805-856-8773 or email ChipInForCharity805@gmail.com
Looking for a fun way to give back to your community? Get tickets and join us on June 17th where we will be Chipping In For Charity. 100% of all proceeds and donations go directly to our Non-Profit Beneficiary
Can't join us at the event but still want to support our cause? Make a direct donation to our nonprofit beneficiary, The Ventura Land Trust.
Looking for a way to market your business and make a difference in our community at the same time? Join us as a target sponsor of Chip in for Charity. To learn more about target sponsorship options, and register as a sponsor CLICK HERE
Chip In For Charity wouldn't be possible without the help from volunteers. As a volunteer, you will be involved in setting up: tables, chairs, signage, speakers, photo booth, targets, trash cans as well as the clean-up process.
Volunteers should be able to lift and carry approx. 25lbs.
To become a volunteer please complete the volunteer form linked here.
Everyone loves to win prizes! At our event we will be hosting an ongoing Prize where participants win, cash and other sponsored prizes. From gift-cards, to golf gear - Prize donations welcomed.
To become a Prize prize donor, CLICK HERE
Our event was designed to be a community golfing event, however you do not need to be a "Golfer" to join us!
Chip In For Charity is the only family-friendly golf event that is open to all skill levels, and ages.
Donate directly to the Ventura Land Trust by clicking the button below
100% of event proceeds go directly to the Ventura Land Trust to support their 2023 initiatives
Take a look at our become a sponsor page, or click the button below to learn more about sponsorship options.
Contact us directly to become a volunteer, sponsor or simply share your feedback!
Olivas Links Golf Course, 3750 Olivas Park Dr, Ventura, California 93001, United States
Founder Brandon Wasilewski - (805) 856-8773
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