The Dallas Chapter had the honor to co-host the 2006 11th Annual AITP National Collegiate Conference.
In preparation of this great event one year prior, the Dallas Board of Directors discussed with the NCC Director, Kevin Jetton, a need for our professional chapters to help support this conference financially. The Dallas Professional Chapter's mission, it was agreed, would be to assist in offsetting the costs of the NCC by providing cash for the programming contest winners' prizes as well as ensuring as many as possible of its own students could afford the registration fees to attend.
It was for certain that in order to meet this goal, it would take hosting a high revenue producing fundraiser and so, the "First Ever" AITP NCC Golf Classic was born!
The Dallas Chapter challenged itself not only to co-host the NCC but to also host a golf tournament the opening day of the 2006 NCC so that the net proceeds could be distributed to the NCC and the Dallas student chapters.
The Catch: The tournament had to make a profit for the NCC to receive one-third of the net proceeds, AND the Dallas Chapter's student members had to volunteer to work the tournament to receive funding assistance to attend the 2006 NCC.
The Results: The "First Ever" AITP NCC Golf Classic was a tremendous success with net proceeds of over $4,500! These proceeds were distributed to the NCC, and the Dallas student chapters, Midwestern State University and Tarleton State University.
We appreciate our sponsors, Valtech, Teradata, Insala, SRT/Purple Edge, Tommy Armour Golf Corp., Flush Hit Golf, Prestige Ford, Lone Star Lucky Co., Women's Golf Society, The Quarry Golf Club, and our official Pro Shop, DallasGolf for their donations in supporting our fundraiser.
We also appreciate our 56 players for their continued support of our students and our local chapter as well as our professional and student volunteers who did an outstanding job on facilitating the golf games, hole in one car giveaway contest, and the fabulous and fun Awards Reception.
The Future: The Dallas Chapter will now be hosting on an annual basis, the AITP NCC Golf Classic, to continue its financial assistance of the National Collegiate Conference. Our 2nd Annual AITP NCC Golf Classic is scheduled to be held in March, 2007, in Big "D" of course!
Our Challenge: AITP Dallas proudly challenges all Professional Chapters to establish a fundraiser to financially support the continuance of the NCC and help develop our next generation of IT leaders!