FORE! Our Parks! Best-Ball Golf Tournament & Bike Ride

Fri, June 17  |  Waveland Golf Course

Join us for the 9th Annual FORE! Our Parks golf outing and bike ride at Waveland Golf Course. Learn about Des Moines’ parks while supporting the economic, environmental, health and recreational benefits they provide central Iowans.

Each year we strive to support the Des Moines Parks and Recreation in the best way possible.  Throughout the years the Friends of Des Moines Parks has contributed almost two million dollars in support of park projects. The funding has helped thousands of children learn how to swim, built playgrounds and nature trails, purchased E911 Trail markers, as well as assisting with recreation programs/special events.

"Growing up in Des Moines and now raising my own kids here, I understand first-hand how vital our city’s parks system is to not only keeping families like mine entertained, but also attracting new people to the area.  Our foursome looks forward to playing in the Des Moines Parks’ annual golf outing each year as it is the perfect way to support our parks system while also having a blast with great people at a top-notch golf course.  Can’t wait to play again this year!" 
- Andrew Johnson, Bradshaw, Folwer, Proctor & Fairgrave Law

Time & Location:

 

June 17, 10:30 AM (Check In Begins)

Waveland Golf Course, 4908 University Ave, Des Moines, IA 50311, USA

About the Event:

 

General Event Details

  • Located at Waveland Golf Course – the oldest municipal golf course west of the Mississippi!

  • Be sure to enter our famous raffle for incredible prizes!

  • Your safety is our #1 priority – precautions and safety measures will be in place and supported by our event staff.

Golf • 18 Hole Best Ball - REGISTRATION IS FULL

Check-in at 10:30 AM 

Tee off is at 12:00 PM 

  • GOLF BALL LAUNCHER will be back again!

  • Hosted meal & 2 drink tickets included

  • Also receive a sleeve of golf balls, t-shirt & ball marker!

  • Hole assignments for each foursome will be distributed via email to assist with a speedy check-in prior to the event

  • Carts will be stocked with scorecards, raffle information, beverage tickets

  • Beverage cart will be on the course during the round. Cash and credit accepted

Bike •  18+ Miles

Check-in at 12:30PM

Ride at 1:00PM

  • Bike at your own pace through Des Moines to enjoy the trails and parks! 

  • Included in registration: Three $5 Trail Bucks, socks and a sticker!

  • Trail Bucks can be spent the day of the event at each pit stop along the route - Captain Roy's, Confluence & Parlor. 

  • INSTAGRAM CHALLENGE: Prize for most #foreourparks posts by 4pm; Prize for the FORE! Committee favorite #foreourparks post

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For me, it wouldn't be summer without the "Friends of the DM Parks" bike/golf event at Waveland Golf Course each June. It is something I look forward to you each year and participate with my friends. This fundraiser helps support our beautiful city parks in Des Moines. I encourage others to participate in this very worthwhile event this June! You know I will be there again this year! - Ken Mikesell

Sponsorship Details:

PRESENTING SPONSOR | $5,000

  • Logo or name listed on all marketing collateral

  • An area to set up a booth at the event

  • Prominent banner at event and name/logo on social media and all marketing materials

  • Logo on volunteer/staff t-shirt

  • Skip the line at registration

  • Booth or table at event registration area

  • Opportunity to speak at the event

  • Four foursomes to bike (Golf is full)

  • Listing in the City of Des Moines, City Source Newsletter spring edition (sent to 80,000 households)

  • Free Intro to the Outdoors class for 12

  • Promotion of your business or name on our social media pages

  • 12 Friends of Des Moines Parks memberships

 

19TH HOLE SPONSOR | $2,500

  • Banner at event and name/logo on social
    media and all marketing materials

  • Skip the line at registration

  • Golf cart sponsor with opportunity to place
    sponsor materials in golf carts

  • Two foursomes to bike. (Golf is Full)

  • 12 Friends of Des Moines Parks memberships

 

FAIRWAY OR TRAIL HEAD SPONSOR | $1,200

  • Banner at event and recognition on social media and event marketing materials

  • Six bikers (Golf is full)

  • Six Friends of Des Moines Parks memberships

TEE OR MILE SPONSOR PLUS | $500

  • Logo or name listed on hole or bike trail

  • Two bikers (Golf is full)

TEE OR MILE SPONSOR | $300

  • Logo or name listed on hole or on bike trail

2022 Sponsors:
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Wright Outdoor Solutions
Josh & Katherine Mandelbaum
1800Tshirts
Citizens for Joe Gatto
Atlantic Bottling
Fast Signs
RDG
Harbe Family
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Richard & Jane Hein (15)
Whole Health Chiropractic
Housby Mack
Harwood Press
Jenna & Adam Bates
Van Wall
Lucky Lotus
Nelson Construction
Envision Lawn and Tree
Voss Distributing
Logo-Linda Westergaard
Carl & Susan Voss
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Christensen Development
NCP
Dunlap Construction
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Delta Dental
Bradshaw Law
Hildreth Construction
Iowa State Bank 2
GreenState
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Casey's Barn Here For Good CMYK
Project 7
Doll Distributing
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Iowa Total Care
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Outdoor Recreation Products
Peddicord Wharton
Wallace Family
ERIK'S
ISG
Rachel Stauffer & Jim Lawson
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If you have any questions, please email us!

Sarah Lohmeier - sarah@friendsofdmparks.org

Jessica Faue - info@friendsofdmparks.org

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