3rd Annual Challenge Cup Raised $53K

The 2021 Challenge Cup was awarded to Almaden Country Club scoring 440 Points – the most of the competing clubs.  The real winners are the kids who will receive financial assistance from the $53,450 in donations. This support helps us to create a sense of belonging for all kids – no matter what walk of life.  The 160 participating club members will be supporting 200 deserving youth.

The 3rd Annual Challenge Cup was an inclusive and friendly challenge between golf clubs benefiting First Tee – Silicon Valley (FTSV) to help us grow the game of golf while building game changers in our community. It was an opportunity for golf clubs to demonstrate their philanthropic spirit of giving back to a non-profit closely associated with their favorite past time. This year we had 3 Golf Club head-to-head challenge matchups competing for the Challenge Cup on Friday, December 3rd.

  • Almaden 440 points vs. La Rinconada 425 points – Raised $18,850
  • Sharon Heights 432 points vs. Menlo 413 points – Raised $25,900
  • Silver Creek vs. San Jose Fundraiser – Raised $8,700

All teams were encouraged to include men, women and seniors in their team tally. Each participant made a donation to benefit the FTSV. The format was a Point Par Scoring with 100% of Handicap — Net Par 1 point, Net Birdie 2 points, Net Eagle 3 points, and Net Albatross 4 points. The aggregate of top 24 scores from each club determined their team score. The team scores were compared to rival club to determine each match up club winner.  Special thanks to all the Club Pros for assisting with coordination, promotion and scoring.

All money raised by both teams was donated to FTSV in the name of the winning club plus bragging rights!  The team with highest overall score among ALL clubs was declared winner of the 3rd Annual Challenge Cup Perpetual Trophy! Congratulations to Almaden Country Club!

If your golf club wants to be a part of the 4th Annual Challenge Cup or create a fundraiser benefitting FTSV, Contact Development Director, Judy Dixon Deaton to get started 408-508-4881 – [email protected]