Tournament Director for; Wolseley BC Charity Golf Tournament, Women’s Media Golf Classic, Coast Capital Savings Charity Golf Tournament, Saccomaniacs Charity Golf Tournament, BC Sports Hall of Fame, BC Hospitality Foundation, Ovarian Cancer Canada, The Shriners of British Columbia, The BC Restaurant and Foodservices Association, The Zlotnik Foundation, The Leaders Invitational, The Zajac Women’s Tournament, The One and Only Golf Tournament, Logotex Charity Classic and the Wood Gundy at Park Place Charity Invitational.
Donahue awarded Certification by Golf Tournament Association of America.
She has accepted an invitation to sit on the Board of Advisors for the GTAA. The GTAA is the Association for all Golf Tournaments and Events – Fundraisers, Corporate Outings, Networking, and Amateur Competitive Events. GTAA serves everyone in the golf tournament industry: tournament coordinators, golf courses, suppliers, charities, associations, meeting planners, civic groups, schools, churches, and all groups or individuals involved in a golf outing. It is here to serve and assist organizations in taking their events and business to the next level through education, information, and marketing. The GTAA offers seminars, newsletters, teleconference calls, trade shows, and educational materials.
“Dawn is a Pitbull, in the nicest sense of the work. Dawn gets things done, and involves everyone in the success of the event. Not only have we tripled our net revenues in the last 3 years, since Go Golf Events got involved, we have increased awareness, and moved from one sold out golf course, to two sold out golf courses for our charity tournament. Dawn brought so much to the event: online registration, media and marketing, sponsor benefits, and a great group of volunteers, just to mention a few welcome changes. Each year the event is new and interesting.”Steve Saccomano
Saccomaniacs Charity Golf Tournament - Agriculture for Autism
The 8th ANNUAL – Saccomaniacs Charity Golf Tournament was held on AUGUST 15, 2016, at Westwood Plateau Golf & Country Club – Click to watch Video Summary. We have Pictures!!
Have a look at our photo gallery for pictures of this event.
The 7th annual, in 2015, RAISED OVER $40,000 for Pacific Autism Family Centre! The day included two golf courses, 180+ golfers, 230+ attendees for dinner, with breakfast, lunch, and food and beverage samples for all 36 holes. Over 40 volunteers supported the golf tournament and fundraiser, with a lively auction and wine cellar draw.
Agriculture for autism included our local suppliers, farmers, associations, and culinary destinations for a day that was more about the charity and the camaraderie, although the golf was fun and the venue was important.
Coast Capital Savings Charity Golf Tournament
Coast Capital Savings Charity Golf Tournament 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
Proceeds from this year’s event will once again benefit the VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation in support of depression research. Since 2002, we’ve raised over $1.8 million in funding for depression research. Our goal this year is to raise over $2 million dollars towards this important cause.
The Leader’s Invitational – 2002 – present
The Leader’s Invitational, founded in 2002, is a golf tournament and tradeshow fundraiser. Guests travel from across North America to attend, requiring various accommodations in local properties. Using two golf courses, the event requires over 100 volunteers to produce this one day event, which raises over $500,000 annually. Attended by 300 golfers, 150 tradeshow hosts, and special guests, this event requires an annual infrastructure to be built each year.
The infrastructure includes 225 golf carts, 50 tents plus a 6000 square foot marquis, seating for 500 for dinner, trailers for office, storage, and washrooms, a 58 foot refrigerated trailer for food and beverage storage, 12 large bins for recycling and garbage, 12 portable toilets, and 500 plants for décor.
Guest chefs host food stations for breakfast, lunch and dinner. On course tradeshow booths showcase the finest of local products and beverages, with pairings such as Northern Divine Caviar and Sumac Ridge Stellar Jay sparkling, a 12 hour roasted pig, served with a citrus ale, fresh farm eggs and local pork sausages all wrapped in a house made sun dried tomato tortilla, local food trucks, local beer, wine, and distilled products. The tournament is a networking and business development event, where the score isn’t as important as the comradeship and the cause.
Go Golf Events Management (GGEM) is the founding producer, and continues each year to increase support, and host a new and exciting event, continuing to keep interest high. Attendees comment every year: “they can’t wait to see what will be added in the next year”. This event sells out annually, with a wait list.
Abbotsford Hospice Charity Golf Tournament
Abbotsford Hospice Charity Golf Tournament – 2013, 2014, 2015
Monday, July 21, saw another great charity golf tournament, hosted by The Falls Golf Club, supporting Abbotsford Hospice Society. A very successful event, with food and beverage on every hole, breakfast, lunch, dinner, an amazing live auction, a day filled with volunteer support, sponsor support, and corporate support – making a difference in Abbotsford, and the Fraser Valley
Womens Media Golf Classic – 25th Annual – 2014
Shriners Golf Tournaments – 2005 -2011
BCHF golf tournament – 2006 – 2009
I would just like to tell you that we had an absolutely wonderful time at the Saccomaniacs golf tournament. We are looking forward to next years tournament already I must say this was one of the best tournaments Rebecca and myself have been in and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.
Kevin & Rebecca Herfst