Volunteer Newsletter 2020

FEBRUARY 23 - MARCH 1, 2020
Omni Tucson National Resort Tucson, Arizona

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 Tournament week is February 23 – March 1, 2020

 

The 2020 Cologuard Classic will once again take place earlier than the event’s traditional date to align with the beginning of March as national Colon Cancer Awareness Month. The event will further colon cancer awareness through various on-site activities with fans, volunteers, and players, as the tournament looks to cement a community footprint outside the ropes. Please be sure to add tournament dates to your calendar: tournament week is February 23 – March 1, 2020.

 

VOLUNTEER RECRUITMENT

We hope you will join us again next year for the 2019 Cologuard Classic, which will be hosted February 23 – March 1, 2020.  

As of November 13, we have 263 volunteers signed up. Our goal is 635, so we can use your help to recruit more volunteers! If you have any resources or networks of people who might be interested in serving as a volunteer, we are requesting that you please send out a volunteer request on our behalf.

 2020 VOLUNTEER BENEFITS

  • Volunteer Uniform: Outerwear/Jacket, Shirt and Golf Cap or Bucket Hat (purchase required)
  • Volunteer Badge – valid for your admission to enjoy and watch the tournament when you're not volunteering and general admission to the Saturday Concert
  • Complimentary general admission tickets to share with family and friends
  • Invitation to the "Volunteer Appreciation Party" with complimentary buffet dinner, adult beverages, raffle prizes, Live Band & dancing (scroll down the page for more details)
  • Complimentary round of golf for those who volunteer for at least 24 hours of service for the tournament 

CLICK HERE to apply online

CLICK HERE to print application

 

2019 VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR 

 

We were excited to recognize Dodie Smith as the 2019 volunteer of the year, and to do so on the 18th green in front of a full gallery and tournament winner Mark O'Meara. Thank you, Dodie, for your exceptional service in support of the Cologuard Classic golf tournament.  Who will be our 2020 volunteer of the year?

    

VOLUNTEER APPRECIATION PARTY

Monday, February 24, 2020

VOLUNTEERS...WEAR YOUR BADGE TO THE PARTY!

Cologuard Classic volunteers dancing

Buffet Dinner, Adult Beverages, Raffle Prizes, Live Band & Dancing!!!

Monday, February 24, 2020 at 5:30 p.m. in the 19th Hole Pavilion Tent (Formerly known as Conquistador Club Tent). Volunteers WEAR YOUR BADGE to the party, which will get you through the line quickly.  This celebration includes a delicious dinner, adult beverages, raffle prizes, live band and dancing. There will be a small fee of $25 if you would like to bring a guest. Parking for the party will be on-site at the Omni, please carpool if you can. 

You MUST RSVP for Volunteer Party PRIOR to February 15 to be included in the pre-drawing raffle.   If you miss the cut-off date, don’t worry, you will receive a raffle ticket at the party to be included in the Live Raffle Drawing.    If you have not already RSVP’d, please contact Margaret at 520-571-0400 or email margaret@tucsonconquistadores.com. 

 

VOLUNTEER GOLF DAY

To qualify for the Free Golf Day, volunteers are required to work three days, a minimum of 24 hours. Please let us know if you would like to be on more than one committee. We have several committees that need additional volunteers! 

   Cologuard Classic volunteers  

 

PARKING

Cologuard Classic parking map  

 

 

  • VOLUNTEER PARKING:  Volunteer parking will be at Wal-Mart near Foothills Mall.  Detailed parking map to follow.  A dedicated “volunteer only” shuttle will transport volunteers roundtrip from parking lot to Omni Tucson National Resort and back throughout the week. Volunteers should not experience a delay in being transported to and from the golf course.
    • Volunteer Parking is at Wal-Mart on Magee & LaCholla
    • General Public Parking is at Foothills Mall
    • Preferred Parking is at Pima Community College, Northwest Campus
      • 2 drop offs for volunteers: Omni main entrance and Volunteer tent
          • Please sit at the front of the bus if you plan on getting off at Omni Main Entrance
          • Pick-up is ONLY at the Volunteer Tent to bring volunteers to the parking lot
      • Wednesday Pro-Am: We will have transportation 2 hours prior to first Pro-Am tee time from the Volunteer parking lot to the Volunteer tent or Omni main entrance
      • Thursday Pro-Am (shotgun start): at approximately 5:15am we will have 3 Buses (56 Passenger) & Shuttle Vans available for pick-up from the Volunteer parking lot to the Volunteer tent or Omni main entrance.           
      • Friday - Sunday: We will have transportation 2 hours prior to first tee time available from the Volunteer parking to the Volunteer tent.

    TOURNAMENT UPDATES

    There are still many details to be finalized, but we do have a few updates to share at this time. More to come as we get closer to the tournament.
      • VOLUNTEER TENT:  The tent will be located at the bottom of Omni Drive, on the south side of the road near the fire pit, we refer to this area as “The Gulch.” A volunteer leader will oversee the tent and provide direct feedback to Ben Korn & Arun Rao for any concerns or issues. The volunteer lead will also help coordinate volunteer lunch delivery.
      • TRAINING:  Scheduled for Saturday, February 22, 2020 in the Papago room (same as last year).  

            SATURDAY, February 22, 2020   (Omni Tucson National, PAPAGO ROOM)

      VIP Transportation              7:30 - 9:00 a.m.

      Walking Scorers                  9:00 - 10:30 a.m.

      Long Drive                           10:30 - 11:30 a.m.

      Will Call/Admissions           11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

      Standard Bearers                1:00 - 2:00 p.m

      MISCELLANEOUS TRAINING DATES*

      First Aid* – Monday, Feb. 24 and Tuesday, Feb. 25, times and location TBD.

      Corporate Hospitality – Monday, Feb. 24, 4:30 - 5 p.m. in the Papago Room; don't forget the Volunteer Party is at 5:30 p.m. in the 19th Hole Pavilion Tent!

      Marshals* – Wednesday, Feb. 26, first day of Pro-Am with Hole Captains. More details to follow; contact your Hole Captain for more information.

      Supply Distribution – Tuesday, Feb. 25, 3:30 - 4 p.m. in the Volunteer Tent located near Mesquite Gulch.

      Shuttles/Carts – Tuesday, Feb. 25, 3 - 4 p.m. in the Volunteer Tent located near Mesquite Gulch.

      Office Support* – Training upon arrival for first shift in the tournament office, like last year.

      TV Spotters* –  Friday, February 28, 11 a.m., at the TV compound two hours before 1 p.m. airtime. 

      *UNIFORMS MUST BE PICKED UP PRIOR TO TRAINING TIMES ABOVE

      Please note:  The volunteer tent is located at the bottom of Omni Drive, on the south side of the road near Mesquite Gulch. Parking available on-site at Omni for training on Saturday and Volunteer Appreciation Party on Monday begins at 5:30 p.m.

      • UNIFORM PICK-UP:  Saturday, February 22, 2020 from 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. in the Papago room (same as last year) as well as prior to the Volunteer Appreciation Party on Monday, February 24 from 3:00-4:30pm. 
      • VOLUNTEER PARTY:  Monday, February 24, 2020 at 5:30 p.m. in the 19th Hole Pavilion Tent (Formerly known as Conquistador Club Tent). Volunteers WEAR YOUR BADGE to the party, which will get you through the line quickly.  Paid guests will receive tickets in uniform bag. This celebration includes a delicious dinner, adult beverages, raffle prizes, live band and dancing. There will be a small fee of $25 if you would like to bring a guest. Parking for the party will be on-site at the Omni, please carpool if you can. We will introduce a new way to distribute volunteer prizes leaving more time for dinner and dancing.  You MUST RSVP PRIOR TO February 15 to be included in the pre-drawing raffle.   If you miss the cut-off date, don’t worry, you will receive a raffle ticket at the party to be included in the Live Raffle Drawing.   If you have not already RSVP’d, please contact margaret@tucsonconquistadores.com, 520-571-0400.
      • FUN RUN:  “Get Your Rear in Gear 5k” will kick off tournament week on Sunday, February 23rd.
      • VOLUNTEER GOLF DAY:  Play on the tournament course at Omni Tucson National with fellow volunteers.  To quality, volunteer must work 24 hours.  The invitation is open to the volunteer only and is not transferable to another person.  
      • PRACTICE DAYS: (Monday and Tuesday, February 24 and 25)  We will not be open to the public, although some committees may be working in preparation for the Pro-Am and tournament. Please check with your committee chair.    
      • JOSE CUERVO PRO-AM:  Wednesday and Thursday (February 26 & 27).  Wednesday tee times and Thursday double Shotgun.
      • MILITARY APPRECIATION COMMUNITY CONCERTIt's time to get excited for an evening of music and fun. Join us on Saturday, February 29, 2020, for the Saturday Concert starring chart-topping country singer-songwriter Lee Brice and more! After a day of tournament play during the Cologuard Classic, PGA TOUR Champions Event meet us on the practice range and enjoy live country music from Lee Brice and friends!

       

      TOURNAMENT PROCEEDS AT WORK….

      Thanks to you, the Tucson Conquistadores continue to add to the over $35 million in charitable contributions we have contributed over the past 56 years to youth organizations in Southern Arizona and Tucson by providing life-enhancing opportunities to local youth through amateur athletics. 

      The money we are fortunate to raise, and, in turn donate back to our community, is our greatest source of pride. Thank you for being a very important part of that effort. We hope you also take pride in your contribution, and ask that you share your support of the tournament and our organization through social media. If you haven’t already done so, please like us on Facebook and help spread the word about the tournament we proudly host together.

      Thank you again for your dedication to the Cologuard Classic. If you have any general questions, or even a suggestion that can help us improve the tournament, please feel free to email us at margaret@tucsonconquistadores.com.

      We look forward to another successful tournament with your continued help!

       

      Sincerely and on behalf of the Tucson Conquistadores,

      David Perks, On-Course Services Director
      Ben Korn, Volunteer Chairman
      Arun Rao, Volunteer Assistant Chairman
      Margaret Calcaterra, Volunteer and Member Services
      Tricia Hirshman, Tournament Coordinator

       

       

      COLOGUARD CLASSIC, OFFICIAL TOURNAMENT T-SHIRT

      Cologuard Classic Tournament t-shirt

      The Tucson Conquistadores have partnered with Original Retro Brand to offer a unique 100% Cotton Cologuard Classic Tournament t-shirt.

      As a thank you to our volunteers, we are offering to you for 50% off!  CLICK HERE to purchase and use online discount code ORB50 to receive discounted price or call the office at 520-571-0400 to place your order. 

      VOLUNTEER PRICE: $15.00

            

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      Phone:          520-571-0400

      Toll Free:      800-882-7660

      Email:           margaret@tucsonconquistadores.com

       

      WE VALUE YOUR OPINION

      We’ve created a short survey we hope you will complete and return to us. Your opinion is valued and want to hear from you about how we might improve our tournament. CLICK HERE to complete the survey.