In 2023, the Tee It Up Golf Scramble celebrated its 14th year bringing fun to the greens. This year’s event successfully raised over $70,000 in gross proceeds, all of which will directly benefit BOEC’s adaptive outdoor programming initiatives. A special thanks goes out to our sponsors, golfers, volunteers, and BOEC staff, for making all of this possible. This year, we wanted to specifically highlight the organization that we could not run this event without – Vail Resorts EpicPromise and the Keystone Ranch golf and banquet teams. Vail Resorts EpicPromise is one of our Key Partners because of the significant contributions to BOEC’s on-mountain Adaptive Ski Program at Breckenridge and Keystone Resorts and the in-kind offerings that help support the Tee It Up Golf Scramble and BOEC Online Auction.
For any non-profit organization, the net profits are essential in event planning to ensure there is a balance between the cost of running the event and the amount of fundraising dollars contributed to programming or operations. The rule of thumb in the nonprofit industry is that at least 75 cents of every dollar raised at an event should support programming. BOEC’s event revenue accounts for $250,000 each year, approximately an eighth of our fundraising budget annually, yet our costs for running events are strategically planned at less than $25K – keeping 90% for programming. We strive for all our events to have high net profits, but it takes strategic partnerships to do so. For the Tee It Up Golf Scramble, this is where EpicPromise comes to the rescue, donating all of the food and beverage for the entire day including breakfast, lunch, and 19th Hole After Party for 144 golfers, volunteers, BOEC staff, and guests. This is why we say, we could not afford, and could not do this event without the support of generous partners like Vail Resorts EpicPromise. We also greatly appreciate the planning, coordination, and seamless day of execution by the Keystone banquets and golf teams. Thank you!