6th ANNUAL COMMON HOPE GOLF CLASSIC
FEATURING RICH GANNON
MONDAY, AUGUST 3, 2015
MENDAKOTA COUNTRY CLUB, MENDOTA HEIGHTS, MN
Registration check-in begins at 10:00 a.m. with shotgun start at 12:00 p.m.
All proceeds will benefit Common Hope’s work in Guatemala.
Registration is now full. Please contact Michelle d’Almeida
to be placed on a waiting list at 651-287-0717, or email@example.com
18 holes of golf
Golf cart included
Free range balls
Variety of prizes
NEW THIS YEAR: Silent Auction
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*If you do not have a team, one will be assigned to you.
10:00 a.m. – Check-in begins
10:00 a.m. – Driving range and putting green open
11:00 a.m. – Lunch buffet begins
11:45 p.m. – Welcome and tournament overview*
12:00 p.m. – Shotgun start
5:00-6:15 p.m. – Social hour
5:40 p.m. – Silent auction ends & winners are announced
5:50 p.m. – Helicopter Ball Drop
6:15 p.m. – Dinner with remarks from Rich Gannon, Shari Blindt, and Bob & Mary Fafinski
*We ask that all golfers check-in and
be ready to head out on the course by 11:45 a.m.
To learn more about becoming a Tournament Sponsor, click here. To register as a Tournament Sponsor, please call Michelle d’Almeida at 651-287-0717 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
María RosarioThis is my very first year at school and I am studying in kindergarten. In Guatemala, school starts in January and goes through October. My favorite activity in school is singing and one day I hope to be a teacher.
Dany SamuelWhen my family joined Common Hope, all my parents wanted was for me to graduate from high school since they have less than a 6th grade education. I have a long way to go, but I know I can do it.
Merlyn AndreaMy father has worked in a tire shop in the past but has a hard time finding steady work. This proves to be difficult taking care of a family of 7. With Common Hope’s help, I am studying in 5th grade this year.
Pedro AngelIt has been four years and I am still waiting for a sponsor. I receive all of the benefits that Common Hope provides, but I would like someone who is able to write me letters and be the extra support I need to pass my grades.
Marta RosalindaMy family is brand new to the Common Hope program and my parents goals are to improve our living conditions and to make sure my siblings and I get an education. I am 7 years old and in preschool.
Yordi LeonardoThis is my first year in school. My mom helps me with my homework and when I grow up I want to be a teacher. I like playing soccer and my best friend is my dad. My sister, Esteisi, and I are both in need of a sponsor.
Willian HilarioMy father is a farmer and also named Hilario. He has a 3rd grade education and this year I am studying in 1st grade. Very soon, I will have more education than my father.
Luis EnriqueI have passed each of my classes since starting school and now I am in 5th grade. I now have more education than my father, who is a farmer. My future and the future of my family will be changed by the education I receive.
Andrea LizetHere are a few things you need to know. I like to sing and dance in school performances, I like playing soccer and I want to be a teacher when I grow up. This year I am studying in 1st grade and I am 7 years old.
Cristian JosuéAs a farming family in San Rafael, my parents make around $100 each month. That is why I am glad Common Hope is helping with my education. I am 6 years old and studying in preschool.
Ervin AlbertoLike many kids in Guatemala, I have dreams of one day becoming a professional soccer player. For now, I am studying in 6th grade. Next year I will be transitioning into junior high school and would love to have a sponsor.
Alba IsabelMy father died when I was 2 years old and my mom does the best she can do to raise 4 girls. I will be 9 years old the day of the Golf Tournament. A sponsor would be the best birthday present!
David JohenyMy parents and I live in the community of San Miguel Milpas Altas. There, my mom cleans houses, my dad works as a carpenter and I study in the 4th grade. I have passed each one of my grades.
Esteisi JimenaMy parents have very little education, so they know how important school is. We’re all attending classes and I am studying in 4th grade. My brother Yordi and I are both in need of a sponsor (he’s in this gallery, too).
Edwin GabrielMy siblings and I all now have more education than my parents. We have to help each other out with our homework each day after school. I am 14 years old and studying in 5th grade.
José MiguelI am 13 years old and studying in 3rd grade. I am one of the oldest in my class, which is sometimes difficult, but my parents give me a lot of support. I would greatly benefit from a sponsor’s encouragement.
Jenifer AlciraMy parents abandoned me when I was young so I live with my grandparents. It has not been easy for me, but Common Hope has been a good supporter. I am 14 years old, studying in 3rd grade and looking for a sponsor.
Edisson RodolfoMy oldest sister, Heidy, will be graduating from high school this year and is the first in our family to accomplish such a different journey. Right now I am studying in 3rd grade, but hope to follow in my sister’s footsteps.
Learn More about SponsorshipClick to learn more about sponsoring a student through Common Hope.
While the day is set aside for golf, we encourage you to also keep in mind the true purpose behind the tournament – to support the children and families of Guatemala. A great way to do that is through our Sponsorship Program, which gives you the opportunity to connect with a student in Guatemala and encourage them throughout their educational journey. Our goal is to find sponsors for these 18 students who are in need of support.
By sponsoring one of these students, you make it possible for them to attend school and for their whole family to receive healthcare, housing, and family development support. In turn, you get to know a child and culture thousands of miles away. Sponsorship is such a rewarding experience – one that makes a huge impact. You can serve as sole sponsor at $60 per month, or opt to share the sponsorship with another at $30 per month.
Sponsoring a student is easy! Just click on the student’s photo and then “Sponsor this Child.” You can also contact our Sponsorship Coordinator Teresa, at email@example.com or call 651-917-1045. She will happily guide you through this amazing and rewarding journey.
The Helicopter Ball Drop, sponsored by Canetani Vacation Properties, is back, and this year you will have TWO chances to win!
First prize is $1,000 and second prize is $500.
Tickets are $25 each.
To participate, purchase a ticket to enter the raffle. Your ticket number will be matched to number placed on a golf ball, which will be dropped from a helicopter over a golf green at 5:50 p.m. The ticket holder with the ball that goes in the hole, or the ball that is closest, will win $1,000! Second closest wins $500.
You do not need to be present to win! All proceeds from the raffle will go to support the education of students in Guatemala.
Tickets can be purchased by cash, check, debit card payment, and by money order. To purchase, call or stop by the St. Paul office. Tickets will also be available the day of the tournament. Tickets cannot be purchased online due to MN gambling restrictions.
The Helicopter drop will be conducted by Common Hope staff. If it is determined that the helicopter drop cannot occur due to weather or other unforeseeable conditions, a drawing will be held to determine the winning number. As soon as all balls have come to rest the measurement will be conducted. The ball that is in or closest to the cup will be determined to be the winner. In the event that two balls are exactly the same distance to the hole, the prize will be split between both participants. In the event that a ball lands in the hole, it will be determined to be the winner, if more than one ball lands in the hole, the prize will be split between all participants whose ball landed in the hole.