Leawood, Kan. – Ever wonder if weather insurance is worth the investment? Imagine if your golf tournament was an essential part of your annual budget and you woke up to an unseasonably late snowfall.
This May, the Kansas City Royals weren’t the only baseball team that had to cancel a big event thanks to a late season snowstorm. On May 3, 2013, the KC Rays, a travelling youth baseball team, had to cancel their annual golf fundraiser at the Prairie Highlands Golf Course in Olathe, after Winter Storm Achilles delivered an historic amount of late season snow to the Midwest and parts of the South. The golf event, which raised just over $7,000 for travel expenses and uniforms, is a critically important part of the team’s annual fundraising efforts.
However, thanks to Hole In One International’s sister company, Odds On Promotions, this cloudy situation ended up having a very silver lining. That’s because the KC Rays had taken out a weather insurance policy to ensure that the bad weather didn’t spoil their entire season. The team’s event was insured for $7,200, which meant that the season wouldn’t be a complete bust.
According to Branden Banks with Haas and Wilkerson, who helped the KC Rays secure their coverage, “This insurance coverage was a huge safety net for the team – there just wouldn’t have been enough time to recoup what the golf tournament generated. Our Odds On Promotions representative, Damien Anderson, kept me posted throughout the claims process. He was great to work with. Having this coverage took the burden off of everyone. The team was very grateful.”
Interested in protecting your event from whatever weather Mother Nature may throw your way? Give us a call today at 800-827-2249 for more information on weather insurance for your golf event.