Frequently Asked Questions
1. Is it hard to run an Arnie’s Army event?
Running an event is easier than you think. We provide all of the tools you need to make a great event – from sign up sheets, to great gifts and prizes, to helpful hints on planning a successful event. Recruiting a large number of players will certainly help make the process much less cumbersome and bring in more money. In fact, many of our events are committee-based to help with the time needed to run an event.
Consider contacting your local golf courses to see if they would be willing to hold an Arnie’s Army event if you are not already a member of a local club. Many times, local golf courses want to hold Arnie’s Army events and just need someone to take the lead.
You can register for an event via the website by going to the “Schedule a Contest” page or by calling us at 866-586-5585 to learn more.
2. How do I recruit players for my event?
Like any other event, frequency and ease of participation will help in recruiting people.
Arnie’s Army has a starter kit that is available to you. It includes event sign up sheets that can be placed around your selected golf club or other key locations where potential participants can add their name to the list. The web site allows you to order the starter kit from the “Schedule a Contest” page.
You may also acquire players by placing the event date in your golf club newsletter, community bulletin board, pro shop or in other monthly member correspondence. Your local newspapers will often also allow you to place a notice in the weekly calendar section or upcoming events section. Don’t hesitate to contact your local editor to see what’s available.
3. When will I receive my items for the event?
Once you have registered for an event and have followed up with us on the approximate number of players for your event, we will ship your items to arrive approximately two weeks before the scheduled date.
Please plan to contact us at least three weeks prior to your event date with your estimated number of players so that we can ship the appropriate number of items to you in a timely manner.
4. What if I do not meet the contribution requirements for my package?
In order to receive any of our exciting travel incentive options, we do require minimum contributions for each. If you cannot reach those levels, we simply remove those options - but still provide all the other great gifts and prizes. Of course, If you do have questions at any time, you should contact us.
5. Can I get additional items for my event?
Contrary to popular belief, the items offered in the Arnie’s Army package are not without cost to the Prostate Cancer Foundation. Thus, we try to provide as much support for our events as possible that is still economically feasible. In 2009, we will offer featured items that you may add to your event at a reasonable cost. We can try to provide you with additional items, but we ask that they be used to raise additional funds for the foundation.
6. Can Arnold Palmer attend my event?
As you might imagine, this is a very common request. Unfortunately, Mr. Palmer is not available to attend events due to his extremely busy schedule. We have produced a video message from Mr. Palmer that is available to you to show to your audience and can be ordered by contacting us.
7. Where does the money go that we raise?
Every dollar raised by your tournament will go directly to the Prostate Cancer Foundation for rapid deployment to support advanced prostate cancer research, development of better treatments and, ultimately, a cure for this disease that strikes 1 out of every 6 American men.