Record Event- $100,000 raised, 1,300 participants!!!
Putt A Round returns in a BIG way!!
The Annual Putt A Round did not disappoint, even after taking last year off due to COVID restrictions. The Putt as it's known, began 17 years ago at a local outdoor mini course. Over the years, it has transformed into the largest indoor mini golf tournament in the midwest! The Great Hall of the River Center where 22 unique and custom holes, 19th hole food and beverage area, and numerous raffle, contest and game areas were enjoyed by over 1,300 participants! At the end of the four day "event", over $100,000 was raised in support of our one-to-one mentoring programs!
This years event began at 8AM Tuesday, February 1st, when hole sponsor companies rolled trucks and trailer into the Great Hall to transform into a course. Tents, tables, chairs, and draping transformed the center of the hall into our 19th hole, which included a full service bar and food serving area. By 5PM, everything was in place to host our first group- Bigs and Littles from our program. Over 200 attend the "Match Night KickOff" sponsored by Community Health Care and Medix. The night included pizza, drinks, fruit, raffle prizes, games and contests, and over 6 area sports and organization mascots who came to have some fun with the kids.
After the kids broke in the new course, it was time for adults to take their turn!! hosted over 1,300 participants andTaking a year off due to COVID concerns last yearIn it's 17th year, the Putt-A-Round is a miniature golf tournament held in the Great Hall of the River Center. Over 20 area businesses and organization custom design and build fantastic holes for participants to test their skills, have fun, win prizes and raise dollars for one-to-one mentoring in the Quad Cities.
Putt-A-Round will be held over 3 days February 2nd-4th. The tournament offers a number of "tee times" over the lunch hour, happy hour, and evening for groups of co-workers, family and friends to come out and have some fun. Each shift includes food prepared by area restaurants, a cash bar, DJ, and numerous contests and drawings for cash and donated gift items.
Over 1,200 people attend Putt-A-Round annually and is considered by many a "must do" winter activity!
Is this a tournament? Yes and no. Each foursome has the option of keeping a scorecard that can be turned in at the completion of play. We list all the companies/organization and team participating each shift and list each teams final score. We have contests for hole in ones, highest and lowest scores and also a number of different challenges (between teams, departments, businesses, industry, etc). Challenges for 2022 to include: Fire/Police, Financial, School, Service Club, Breweries, Golf Courses and Manufacturing. If you have an idea for a challenge, we're happy to work with you to make that happen!!
How the Putt-A-Round works? Organize a group of friends, family or co-workers to join you. Contact your employer to see if they would sponsor your participation or help underwrite employee teams. Determine which shift works best for your team. Register online using the link that is provided. Payment is required through the online system. Use our paper registration if you would like to send in a check or be invoiced. Once you're registered, notify your team of their shift date/time. You will be asked to provide your player information prior to the event so we can prepare your participation.
How much does it cost? Entry fee is $30 per player. Fee gets participant access to the course, ball, putter, and food at the 19th hole. There are also special "value packs" that can be purchased for $20 that include 50/50 tickets, raffle tickets for over 15 great packages, and on-course contests.
What are the available shift times? Shift times for the 2022 Putt-A-Round will be:
Wednesday- February 2nd 6:00-8:00PM
Thursday- February 3rd 3:00-5:00PM, 6:00-8:00PM
Friday- February 4th 11:30AM-1:30PM, 3:00-5:00PM. 6:00-8:00PM
2021-2022 Putt-A-Round Committee
Sabrina Smith- Local 4 WHBF
Butch Haverland- PGA
Jake Hendon- Great Southern Bank
Kathy Littlejohn- QC Area Realtor Association
Addy Kieger- Grandview Farms
Darrin Pearsall- Russell Construction
Bobbie Slavens- Northwest Bank & Trust
Ashley Hendon- Wells Fargo Bank
Erika Jess- John Deere / QC WomenREACH
Julie Moses- RSM
Jim Kiesey- Estes Construction
Alex Skeen- Keller Williams Realty
Lisa Gerhardt- Lee Enterprises
Miranda Diesing- St. Ambrose
Big Brothers Big Sisters Staff:
Kayla Kiesey- Director of Events
Beth Clark-Business Development Director
Sierra Roberts- Development Coordinator