Poker Run Promotion at Your Golf Tournament Can Help You Fundraise!

poker run - fundraiserIncreasing your fundraising dollars can be a tough task!  Which is why we want to share with you how insuring a poker run promotion through our sister company, Odds On Promotions, can help you achieve better results.

A poker run promotion can be held either during your golf tournament, or  as a stand-alone event! Here’s how it works: First, pre-register your contestants and select five various sponsor locations to visit.  Contestants will then draw a playing card at random when they come across each of their five stops.  After having visited all of the designated locations, they’ll arrive at the final stop and enter the five cards they’ve collected into Odds On’s Lucky Hand Poker Machine.

If a contestant’s hand matches the preselected winning hand, Odds On will pay for the prize!  And that’s not all — Odds On’s Lucky Hand Poker Machine also has the capability of ranking all the hands – highest to lowest, enabling you to hand out self-sponsored prizes.

Odds On Promotions helps make insuring a poker run promotion a piece of cake!  All you’ll need to do is determine how much you’d like your insured grand prize to be valued at (poker runs can be insured up to $50,000!) and how many hands you expect to sell.  You’ll also want to determine what self-sponsored prizes you’ll want to be giving away as auxiliary prizes, which isn’t mandatory, but strongly encouraged.  No one likes to leave empty-handed, after all!

Once you have a plan in place, give Odds On Promotions a call today at 888-827-2249 or email them for a quote!  Also be sure to watch the video below.  Odds On can help you make the most out of your poker run promotion, as well as ensure that your organization manages to raise the funds it deserves!  Don’t hesitate – contact Odds On today!  All quotes are free and of no obligation to you!

Golf Contest Worth $25K Insured at Golf Academy

golf contest - putting contestLooking for a golf contest that will give your clients and customers something to talk about?  Then you’ll love this putting contest story, which comes to us from a golf academy in the West, who teamed up with a local sports bar in order to achieve a few key sales and marketing objectives for both companies.  The golf promotion itself was insured by Hole In One International’s sister company, Odds On Promotions!

Prior to the promotional date, individuals who visited a local sports bar during Monday Night Football games received a raffle ticket.  At the end of the promotional period, 16 individuals were chosen via raffle to participate in the insured golf contest held at the golf academy: a 3-putt-combination putting contest, insured by Odds On.

Each finalist had the opportunity to make a 10, 30 and 43-foot putt; however, it was a process of elimination.  Those who made the 10-foot putt proceeded to the 30-foot putt.  Those who holed the 30-foot putt proceed on to the final 43-foot putt.  All 3 putts had to be successfully completed in order for a finalist to win the insured prize — $25,000, paid for by Odds On Promotions.

While unfortunately, no one was able to hole all 3 putts, there were some close calls and both companies — the golf academy and the sports bar — were able to better advertise their businesses.

Looking for a golf contest of your own?  Good news: you don’t have to be a golf course in order to insure one!  Whether it’s at your retail location, a sports game or otherwise, we can insure it!  For putting contests, be sure to inquire about our putting ramps!  Give Odds On Promotions a call today at 888-827-2249 or email them for a free, no-obligation quote!

Urban Golf: What Is It?

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Urban golf (also known as cross golf, street golf or anarcho golf) is where players hit synthetic balls at improvised targets using a variety of clubs.  There are no defined rules – each group defines the target(s) to aim for, the number of shots permitted and the game can be played in a variety of ways.

Urban golf has been considered a “less uptight” form of the sport by its players, which usually consist of 20-somethings. The game can be played on synthetic grass, in the streets, in the city or even at a park. And while there are clearly similarities, unlike frisbee golf, urban golf usually features a distinct lack of nature, is played with balls and “clubs”, and includes a substantially higher frequency of big buildings. And, unlike either frisbee or traditional golf, hazards and bunkers typically take shape in the form of items such as drains and street furniture.

Invented in the 1990s in Berlin, Germany, the game of urban golf has spread across Europe and into New Zealand, and is now gaining popularity in the United States.

Has “urban golf” become a thing in your area?  Let us know!

And for those of you already familiar with the sport, there’s great news: our sister company, Odds On Promotions, can help you insure a promotion around urban golf!  Just give them a call at 888-827-2249 for a free, no-obligation quote… or email them!

To find out more information, also be sure to check out the Wikipedia article on urban golf.

Hole In One Insurance Winner: Rich Cangiolosi

Congratulations to Rich Cangiolosi of Albuquerque, New Mexico on his hole in one at the Hands Across Cultures 13th Annual Golf Tournament at Cochiti Golf Club in Cochiti Lake, New Mexico on July 27, 2012!

Cangiolosi won a set of Cleveland Irons, compliments of Hole In One International, for acing the par 3 7th hole, which measured 135 yards.  While it wasn’t the $10,000 target prize on hole 16, he was still awarded a fabulous prize regardless.  Why?  Because Hole In One International wants to recognize players for their amazing achievements, which is apparent because of the complimentary auxiliary prizes offered on non-target par 3 holes over 135 yards.

Plus, whenever you purchase a hole in one insurance policy with Hole In One International, we also throw in complimentary signage, tee markers and a free tee prize for each and every golfer in your event!

Want to insure a hole in one contest, Million Dollar Shootout, or putting contest with Hole In One International and give your players a chance to become the next Rich Cangiolosi?  Give us a call at 800-827-2249!  You can also email us with any questions or for a free, no-obligation quote!

P.S. Holding a golf contest that’s not on a golf course?  No problem – we’ve got you covered!  Our sister company, Odds On Promotions, insures everything from golf ball drops to lucky duck plucks… and more!  Feel free to email them for a free, no-obligation quote or give them a call at 888-827-2249!

Golf Promotion Ideas For Your Next Golf Event!

Looking to hold a golf promotion that Hole In One International won’t insure?  No worries — our sister company, Odds On Promotions, is here to help!  Wanting to insure an off-course putting promotion or a golf ball drop?  Whatever the case may be, Odds On can help!  Let’s take a look at a few golf contests, what they entail and how they can benefit your company/organization:

Golf Ball Drop
Nothing screams ‘excitement’ like watching hundreds of golf balls, tennis balls or even ping-pong balls being dropped from a helicopter! Insuring a helicopter golf ball drop is not only as easy as 1-2-3, but also extremely affordable! Ideal for selling sponsorships and generating fundraising dollars, charge your golf tournament participants a specific dollar amount to buy a uniquely numbered ball (or offer discounted prices if they buy multiple!).  Drop them from a helicopter onto a target area — if one of the balls falling closest to the target appears on a list of preselected ball numbers, Odds On will pay for the grand prize!  Not sure how to go about obtaining usage of a helicopter?  Consider teaming up with your local radio/TV station for publicity and borrowing their traffic helicopter in the process!  Or, get creative and use a hot air balloon or cherry-picker.

Off-course Putting Contest
Turn your next convention and/or awards banquet, tradeshow, or company function into a grand prize-winning event with a putting contest!  Select one participant at random (we suggest holding a raffle if you’re looking to fundraise; however, you can narrow down your participants in any fashion you’d like) and bring them back during or after your event to take a single 50 ft. or longer putt for the dough!  For more fun, have your contestant attempt a 3-putt combination!  If the contestant successfully sinks the insured putt(s), Odds On will pay out the specified prize amount!  In need of additional advertising materials?  Odds On offers custom target templates, which feature the insured prize amount, description of the prize to be won and the sponsor’s name/logo! Need a putting ramp for your event?  Odds On has you covered for those too!

A Unique Hole In One Contest…
Surely you’re thinking that a hole-in-one contest can only occur at a golf course: well,  guess again!  Odds On has insured hole in one promotions at a variety of places.  Whether you want to try and score an ace from the top of a building, the balcony of a nearby condo, the top of your retail location or even from a plane or helicopter… again, we’ve got you covered!  The more unique the promotion, the more attention it will gain… so if you’re looking to stand out from the crowd, keep Odds On Promotions in mind!  We can help you come up with a custom-tailored hole in one promotion that’s sure to knock the socks off of your competition.

See any ideas you like?  In need of more?  Contact Odds On Promotions today at 888-827-2249 or send us an email.  One of our promotion specialists would be more than happy to not only provide you with more unique ideas for your next golf event, but a free, no-obligation quote as well on any golf promotion you choose!



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