Volunteer

Thank you to 2016 and 2017 LECOM Health Challenge volunteers!  In two years, the tournament has donated $235,000 to Chautauqua-Erie Region charitable organizations, and crowned two tremendous champions – Rick Lamb and Chesson Hadley – who are both now competing on the PGA TOUR.

 

Volunteer registration for the 2018 LECOM Health Challenge is now open.

 

The tournament will be contested on The Upper Course at Peek’n Peak Resort from July 2 to 8, 2018.  You may register online by clicking the button below.

 

If you have any questions please send us

an email message — volunteer@lecomhealthchallenge.com

 

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Volunteers are critical to the success of the LECOM Health Challenge.  Volunteers are assigned to a variety of committees, performing tasks required to conduct this Web.com Tour event.  Please refer to the Volunteer Committee Descriptions for more information on available positions.

Reasons to volunteer:

  • Charitable and community support
  • Experience a professional golf tournament from “inside the ropes”
  • Meet new people with similar interests
  • Watch some of the top players on the Web.com Tour
  • Find a new golf partner
  • Build your resume
  • Network with other volunteers
  • Get outside and enjoy a beautiful setting

Volunteers are required to purchase the Official LECOM Health Challenge Volunteer Package and should be available to work 3 shifts (schedule is specific to your volunteer assignment).  Each volunteer must also attend a volunteer training session prior to the start of the tournament.

The Official Volunteer Package costs $35 and includes the following:

  • One (1) logo golf shirt
    • Additional logo golf shirt may be purchased for $25
  • One (1) cap or visor
  • One (1) volunteer credential, valid for volunteer’s entry to the 2018 LECOM Health Challenge all week (even on days you are not working)
  • Three (3) weekly tickets for guests to attend the 2018 LECOM Health Challenge
  • On-site parking for one (1) vehicle all week
  • Complimentary food and beverages during volunteer shifts

Total value of the Official Volunteer Package is more than $100, however your cost is $35.  Our goal is to contribute at least $125,000 to Chautauqua-Erie Region charitable organizations in 2018.  We will reach this goal thanks to the generosity of you, and our sponsors.

The credit card charge for your Official Volunteer Package will show up on your statement as:  CHAUTAUQUA REGION ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION.  Chautauqua Region Economic Development Corporation is the 501(c)3 organization responsible for operating the LECOM Health Challenge.

Volunteers that work 3 or more shifts receive either one (1) complimentary round of golf at Peek’n Peak Resort, or one (1) complimentary admission pass to Splash Lagoon Indoor Water Park.

 

Junior volunteers between the ages of 13 and 17 (on July 2, 2018) may sign up to be Standard Bearers.  The Official Volunteer Package cost is waived for Junior Volunteers.

 

If you’re like to get started, click the button below to purchase your Official Volunteer Package:

Please Download our Waiver by clicking here.

Volunteer Registration Form

If you’re a Junior Volunteer (ages 13-17) , click the button below to sign up for your Official Volunteer Package:

Please Download our Waiver by clicking here.

Junior Volunteer Registration Form

 

For more information on the LECOM Health Challenge volunteer program please email volunteer@lecomhealthchallenge.com.

 

Descriptions of each Volunteer Committee:

 

Marshal

Control the flow of spectators outside the ropes, and players and officials inside the ropes.  Marshals quiet the gallery when players are hitting, spot golf balls, control crosswalks and maintain drop ropes.  Marshals are assigned to practice areas and to each hole.  Marshals stand/walk during most of the day.  Knowledge of the game of golf is preferred, but not required.

Available shifts on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday

 

Walking Scorer

Record player scores and statistics on a Cellular Device.  Walking Scorers must be able to walk 18 holes, and should have knowledge of the game of golf.

Available shifts on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday

 

Admissions

Manage ticket sales at the tournament main entrance.  Greet spectators as they enter, and check for proper credentials.  Hand out pairings sheets.  Provide general information to spectators about the golf course.

Available shifts on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday

 

Caddie Services / Finishing Tent

Organize and distribute caddie bibs prior to each round.  Ensure that caddie bibs are collected after each round.  Help maintain the Finishing Tent where players review, and verify, their scorecards.

Available shifts on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday

 

Golf Channel Aide

Assist Golf Channel with the tournament television broadcast.

Available shifts on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday

 

Hospitality

Help insure the exceptional appearance of each hospitality tent.  Greet sponsors at the entrances to each tent and check for proper credentials.

Available shifts on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday

 

Practice Range

Maintain the high quality presentation of the driving range and practice areas.  Gather, clean and distribute practice golf balls.  Place player name signs on the driving range.  Regulate access to all practice areas.

Available shifts on July 2 – 8, 2018

 

Scoring Central

Record and transmit scores from on course.  Work with PGA TOUR Staff and Rules Officials to ensure all scores are correct.

Available shifts on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

 

Scoring Communications

Help check out, and check in, scoring equipment to Walking Scorers.  Assist with training them on use of scoring equipment that record/transmit scores to Scoring Central.  Repairs/replace scoring equipment on the course during tournament.  Deliver scorecards from Scoring Central to PGA TOUR Truck.

Available shifts on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

 

Standard Bearer

This committee is open to adult and junior volunteers.  The Official Volunteer Package cost is waived for junior volunteers – who are between the ages of 13 and 17 (on July 2, 2018).

A standard bearer volunteer will accompany each group of players carrying a scoring standard that weighs approximately 8 lbs.  A scoring standard displays each player’s score in relation to par on a cumulative basis.  Volunteer standard bearers must be able to walk 18 holes while carrying a standard, and have a strong knowledge of golf etiquette.

Available shifts on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday

 

Player Transportation

Responsible for transportation of players, caddies, officials and designated guests both on and off the golf course via shuttle van or golf cart.  Transportation volunteers must be at least 25 years old on July 2, 2018, and possess a valid driver’s license.

Available shifts on July 2 – 8, 2018

 

 

If you’re like to get started, click the button below to purchase your Official Volunteer Package:

Please Download our Waiver by clicking here.

Volunteer Registration Form

If you’re a Junior Volunteer (ages 13-17) , click the button below to sign up for your Official Volunteer Package:

Please Download our Waiver by clicking here.

Junior Volunteer Registration Form