February 15th, 2013
Thank you for stopping by to get some information about The Death Valley Challenge.
In short, the Death Valley Challenge is a fundraiser that I started in 2012. What started off as a stunt for the blog quickly progressed and before I knew it we were raising money for charity doing what we love to do so much, and that is playing golf. What makes the Death Valley Challenge unique is where takes place, you guess it; Death Valley National Park.
Death Valley National Park was recently rewarded with the record for the hottest temperature on Earth when the data from the previous location that held the record was found to be inaccurate. SO how hot does it get in Death Valley? The hottest ever recorded temperature on Earth was taken on July 10th 1913 at what is now the Furnace Creek Inn. Care to take a guess? How about 134° and with the average high reaching 116°, remember that’s the AVERAGE high, Death Valley is a mighty challenge for us.
The first concept was to go out and play golf in the 120° heat and see how we did, but as the idea grew so did our ambition, and we decided that if we’re going to do this at all, we had to go all out. That’s when we came up with the idea of playing as many holes of golf as we possibly could. How many do you think you could play? 18? 27? 36? 54? We said we were going to play until the kicked us of the course and 12 hours and 72 holes later they did just that.
We had such a good time doing something we love and all the while raising money for charity it’s made us come back again this year and step up our game.
This year we have partnered with The Wounded Warrior Project™ and have made a few changes to make this year’s Death Valley Challenge even tougher and more exciting.
Last year there was just two players, myself and Bill and it took everything we had to get through those 72 holes. With just over 12 and half hours to play (the course shuts down at 6 pm) time is a valuable asset to complete the challenge.
So this year to makes things just a little bit more interesting I’ve invited two more players, Dan and Randy, to the event and increased our goal from a measly 72 holes to 81 holes. That gives us 12.5 hours to play 4.5 rounds of golf. Oh yeah, in 120° heat! Think we’re crazy yet?
The golf is fun, and the challenge is a crazy one but it all falls way short of the reason why we are doing this, and that’s to help out one of the noblest causes there is, The Wounded Warrior Project™
If you’re not familiar with what The Wounded Warrior Project™ is please take a moment to read this:
In the few short weeks that I’ve been working with The Wounded Warriors Project™ I’ve been amazed at their level of commitment. I couldn’t be happier that this year and hopefully for years to come that The Death Valley Challenge will be raising money in support of The Wounded Warriors Project™
Now here is how you can help.
We have set up a donation page where you can quickly make a contribution to The Wounded Warriors Project™ via The Death Valley Challenge. What we are also going to do is set up four teams, one for each of the four players in the challenge and see which player can raise the most money.
Those players are:
Mathew Wangrycht, Bill Schaff, Dan Snow & Randy McClary
I’ll add the links to the players pages once I get them all set up, but in the meantime the donation page is up and you can make a contribution by clicking on the following link:
Here is the link if you would like to copy and paste it, you know like in an email where you tell ALL of your friends about it!
Here is a QR Code that you can scan. Print it out and share it with your friends! It takes you directly to the donation site from your Smart Phone!
If you would like to help us out in any way, please contact me at HERE
In June I’m planning on having a series of eBay auctions with products and merchandise companies have donated to the event. Again if that is something you would like to be part of, I’m talking to you all you prominent golf companies out there, please send me an email to the above address.
This site is good to go, so you cannot right click and save any images but if you would like a copy of the below flyer to help spread the word, send me an email, and I’ll forward you jpeg file of it.
Thank you so much for your time. I think this year’s Death Valley Challenge is going to be amazing and with your help, we can make it a truly wonderful event and help bring some much-needed awareness to an incredible organization The Wounded Warriors Project™