August 2022 Calling all golf enthusiasts! The Friends of Hamilton County Parks, Inc. (FHCPI) invites you to join them for the 4th Annual “On Par for Parks” Golf Tournament at the prestigious Crooked Stick Golf Club on Monday, September 19, 2022. Opportunities for sponsorship and a four-person team golf scramble are available. All proceeds of this event will be used to support the mission of FHCPI for the betterment of the parks in Hamilton County. About Friends of Hamilton County Parks, Inc. FHCPI was established in 2006 as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, geared toward ensuring that all community members have access to parks that meet their needs and expectations in amazing ways. Looking to the future and driven by a mission to increase the number of parks and greenspace, the FHCPI board invites individuals and businesses to engage in its vision of a community rich in parks, trails and natural areas. Sponsors Make All the Difference! FHCPI Executive Director April Williams spoke with us about the impact that local sponsors have on the organization’s fundraising efforts for Hamilton County’s parks. “We are super excited because we have a great lineup of sponsors and we couldn’t be more pleased — we have four eagle sponsors and several hole sponsors this year,” Williams expressed. “Our sponsors make it really fun because they’re out there — on the course — aligning themselves with a great cause and helping to make it a fun event. We’re really fortunate to host at Crooked Stick! My goodness, it’s a prestigious elite course, and they are so generous to let us host our outing and fundraiser there. It is our biggest fundraiser of the year. We also have a really fun lineup of vendors this year as well, and they, along with our sponsors, will set the theme and make the event a lot of fun.” Williams credited BlueSky Commerce and its founder and CEO Todd Irwin for their support and sponsorship. “Todd is on our board, and he’s the chair of this event,” Williams shared. “He really does a phenomenal job, and we’ve done some fun things with the marketing.” FHCPI is encouraging its participants and supporters to text FRIENDS to the number 55433 to win a Pop-Up Picnic in the Park and for other related announcements and information. Williams explained, “We’ve been posting some fun videos of our board members and sponsors, and we’re doing text marketing this year, which is something new for us. It is designed to keep all of our participants up to speed on what’s happening prior to the event, during and post-event. We are also asking the community to tell us why they love the county’s parks and to post that to our social media, so we have this fun competition going on where someone can win a pop-up picnic in a park. We want to hear from the community on why they appreciate our parks. As patrons, volunteers and/or donors, you are all making our parks that much better.” Calling All Golfers … Especially the Ladies! Williams shared that the event is already boasting a record 26 teams, and although they only have a few slots open , she would like to see some more female golfers involved in the outing. Williams added, “Crooked Stick was designed by both Pete and Alice Dye. It’s kind of cool that a female was involved in designing this course, and it would be great to have of our community’s female golfers fill the slots.” So, put your phones down and your laptops away and come enjoy the great outdoors, fellowship and a day out on one of Hamilton County’s most superb green spaces while making a meaningful impact to our county’s parks! Visit friendsofhamiltoncountyparks.org, contact FHCPI at (317)853-6831 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.