Mike Darby Memorial Golf Tournament

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Want to stay involved with Tour de Hope after the ride? We cordially invite you to participate in the 2019 Mike Darby Memorial Golf Tournament!

A Letter From the Darby Family

After Mike’s passing in 2017 there was a tremendous outpouring of love from all his friends and family that helped bring us all together and remember the man who never had a bad day and always had a smile on his face. We wanted to create an event to honor Mike that took into account as many of his life’s joys as possible. While Mike wasn’t a golfer, he was always a fan of large gatherings with friends and plenty of laughter. We hope that is what this tournament has become.

For those of you that have participated in the first two years, you know that we created special golf holes and games that take into account Mike’s passions. We have had a Bike Hole, Frisbee Golf Hole, and Poker Holes. We hope to continue to add small nuances each year to the tournament to make it more unique as well as to make sure Mike is smiling down on us.

In our first two years, the Mike Darby Memorial Golf Tournament has raised over $75,000. This money is primarily going to a scholarship in Mike’s name at Rockhurst High School. Mike was truly a “man for others” and this fund is helping lesser fortunate young men get a tremendous education they otherwise would not be able to afford. Our goal is to reach $250,000 over the next several years which will allow the scholarship fund to be fully endowed- meaning Mike’s name will stay alive forever at his alma mater. Secondly, some funds are also going to TOUR de HOPE, a not-for-profit that Mike started which follows two of his passions, Cycling and Helping Others. TOUR de HOPE raises money for the Hope Center.

We are sending this letter in the hopes that you will either continue your generous giving from previous years or join us as a new Sponsor for 2019. Please see our sponsorship levels and options on the following page.

On behalf of the entire Darby Family, we want to thank you for your consideration.

Best Wishes,
Bob, Bill and Brett Darby

The Mike Darby Memorial Golf Tournament supports two charities that were closest to Mike’s heart – Tour de Hope & the Rockhurst High School Scholarship Fund.

Sponsorship Levels

Labrador Sponsor: $5,000

  • Sponsorship logo on all 18 holes
  • Sponsorship logo on all scorecards
  • Individual Banner to be hung at the clubhouse
  • Eight (8) player registrations
  • Eight (8) pullovers/polos

Leprechaun Sponsor: $2,500

  • Sponsorship logo on all 18 holes
  • Logo on Main Banner at registration
  • Four (4) player registrations
  • Four (4) pullovers/polos

Tiger Sponsor: $1,500

  • Sponsorship logo on a single hole
  • Logo on Main Banner at registration
  • Four (4) player registrations

Interested in becoming a Sponsor?

To discuss sponsorship opportunities, please contact:

Brett Darby