We Are Making the Putt for Easterseals– You Should Too

Charities are finding new ways of fundraising during the pandemic and Easterseals has come up with a sports-minded one.

Easterseals Midwest announced the debut of the Make the Putt Challenge, a new way to interact, raise awareness and collect donations amid COVID-19. As a replacement for their traditional golf tournament to raise money for the disability community.

“This year’s Make the Putt challenge will give participants the opportunity to show off their creativity, generosity and putting skills,” said Andy Teague, one of the promotors. “To take part in the Make the Putt Challenge, participants will take a golf club, a ball and a container, then record a video of themselves getting the ball in the hole/container. Participants can get as creative as they want with how they make the putt.”

We decided to take the challenge, so here is Rob Rains going for it:

“Now that I’ve done it I am encouraging all golfers or golf fans to do it as well,” said Rains. “You can upload your videos and make a donation on www.maketheputt.org.”

Make the Putt for Easterseals will run throughout the month of September. All proceeds during the challenge will go toward Easterseals Midwest and its services.

Easterseals Midwest, the largest nonprofit provider of support services for people with disabilities in Missouri, has created the Make the Putt Challenge, a new way to interact, raise awareness and collect donations amid COVID-19. As a replacement for their traditional golf tournament to raise money for the disability community, this year’s Make the Putt challenge will give participants the opportunity to show off their creativity, generosity and putting skills.

“2020 has required nonprofit organizations to think outside the box, and we are ready to embrace it,” says Wendy Sullivan, CEO of Easterseals Midwest. “Our Make the Putt Challenge gives participants the chance to show how creative they can be and help ensure Easterseals can continue to support and provide services to those who need our help. Taking part in this challenge is truly a win-win situation for everyone involved.” 

To take part in the Make the Putt Challenge, participants will take a golf club, a ball, and a container, then record a video of themselves getting the ball in the hole/container. Participants can get as creative as they want with how they make the putt. Once the shot is made, the participant can challenge coworkers, friends and family to do it as well. Following the challenge, participants can upload their videos and make a donation on www.maketheputt.org. Videos can also be shared on social media using the hashtag #maketheputtforEasterseals. Make the Putt for Easterseals starts on Tuesday, September 1 and will run throughout the month. 

Easterseals Midwest employs 1,800 employees delivering services to more than 5,000 individuals statewide through four divisions: Autism Services, Community Living Services, Early Childhood Services and Employment Services. It spent approximately $3 million of its own funds to support employment, staff safety, necessary materials such as PPEs and new technology to support telehealth services during the COVID-19 pandemic. All proceeds during the challenge will go toward Easterseals Midwest and its services.

For more information about the Make the Putt Challenge, visit www.maketheputt.org. 

About Easterseals Midwest | Easterseals Midwest is a nonprofit organization changing the way the world defines and views disability by making profound, positive differences in people’s lives every day. The organization employs 1,800 employees delivering services to more than 5,000 individuals statewide through four divisions: Autism Services, Community Living Services, Early Childhood Services, and Employment Services. For more information about Easterselas Midwest programs and services, visit: https://www.easterseals.com/midwest/.

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