8th Annual Desire Cup
October 25-26, 2018
Desire Street Ministries is proud to host the eighth annual Desire Cup golf tournament, presented by Pilgrim’s. The event takes place this year on Thursday and Friday, October 25-26, 2018. Occurring the weekend of the football game between the Georgia Bulldogs and Florida Gators, the event is a fun way for both school’s fans to connect and compete both on and off the golf course. In just a short time, the Desire Cup has become a source of pride and legacy for both school’s fans, and is also enjoyed by friends of Desire Street everywhere.
We kick off the event on Thursday, October 25th with an evening of delicious food, good-natured fun, and fundraising for a great cause. Then Friday morning, we take sides! Golfers associate with the team of their choice and we offer either our original 2-man Ryder Cup format, or a 4-man team Scramble. At the end of the day, the winning team takes home the coveted Desire Cup trophy.
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Proceeds from the 2018 Desire Cup help support Desire Street Ministries as we coach and care for ministry leaders in under-resourced neighborhoods in the Southeastern US.
In the past our celebrities have included Gator Greats Terrence Barber, Judd Davis, Chris DiMarco, Chris Doering, Billy Horschel, Wilber Marshall, Shane Matthews, Travis McGriff, Johnny Nichols, Emmitt Smith, Tim Tebow and Danny Wuerffel … plus Bulldog Greats Herschel Walker, Kevin Butler, Vince Dooley, David Greene, John Lastinger, Lindsay Scott, Musa Smith and Marcus Stroud. And a few other celebrities like Mike Ditka. George Rogers and Dancing with the Stars Tony Dovolani have joined us on the links too. To see who’s on board this year, scroll down!
This year we’ll be back at the beautiful and challenging TPC Sawgrass, taking on the Stadium course, where every hole has water!
Plus we’ll enjoy the luxury accommodations at Ponte Vedra Inn and Club, a grand hotel with a storied pedigree. Lodging includes very special rates so mention you’re with Desire Street when you make your reservations.
We are grateful to our past and present sponsors over the last seven years…
for their generous support of the Desire Cup, benefiting Desire Street Ministries.
Interested in sponsoring or joining us for the event?
The Stadium Course at TPC Sawgrass
The championship-caliber, truly balanced Stadium Course at TPC Sawgrass was designed by Pete Dye and built in 1982 as the home of THE PLAYERS Championship. It features a selection of short, medium and long holes within the categories of par-3s, par-4s and par-5s; both right and left doglegs; and a course routing laid out so no two consecutive holes ever play in the same direction. While the 17th hole, being a par-3 island green is one of the most recognized in golf, the 18th hole—a 462-yard, par 4 guarded by water down the left side—is a formidable finishing hole. Get more information and a Yardage Guide at TPC’s website.
Accommodations at the Ponte Vedra Inn
A grand hotel with a storied pedigree, the AAA Five-Diamond rated Ponte Vedra Inn and Club is celebrated as one of the great, exclusive luxury resorts. With upscale rooms, exceptional service, exquisite dining, a luxurious spa and all types of recreation and sporting activities in a family-friendly atmosphere, this Florida retreat will exceed your expectations for relaxation and leisure.
Just 40 minutes from Jacksonville Airport and 15 minutes from TPC Sawgrass, golfview rooms at Desire Street’s special rate are $219/night, oceanview rooms are $239/night, and oceanfront rooms and one-bedroom suites are available for $269/night. A $24 Resort Fee covers parking, twice-daily maid service, access to wifi and online news and magazines, coffee service, gym and local phone calls. Reservations at these prices must be made by Wednesday, October 3, 201 by calling the Marriott at 1-888-839-9145 and telling them you are with our Desire Street Ministries group.
Desire Cup Schedule of Events
We have plenty of golf, rivalry, food and fun planned for you and your guests! Check out the Schedule for Thursday’s kickoff and Friday’s competition… all for a great cause!
7 Years of Desire Cup Rivalry
Beginning to be almost as storied as that of the two school’s football games, read how the Gators have pushed to a 5-2 series lead in the Desire Cup Rivalry. But the Dawgs are coming back! Right Bulldogs?
How to Join Us!
Various levels of sponsorships are available depending upon whether you want to come solo, bring a golfing buddy, or a whole party of friends and family! Check out our Sponsorship Information, then contact us and we will work with you to make your experience amazing!
Participating this year for
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A PEEK AT LAST YEAR’S FESTIVITIES
Special thanks to K. White Photography for photos from last year’s event.