Hundred Hole Hike — a global giving platform supporting charitable fundraising by “golf marathoners” who will play and walk at least 100 holes in one day — has hooked up with True Linkswear to announce the launch of three limited-edition HHH shoes.
Crafted for the devoted walking golfer, the True HHH Limited-Edition stealth (black/electric blue and white/electric blue; $199/pair) and phx (black/electric blue; $99/pair), are available exclusively here. Half of each sale will be donated to charity, with 75 percent of those monies going to support One Divot and 25 percent to the Evans Scholars Foundation.
“Right of the gate, response to HHH has been off the charts as we’ve added some amazing venues and received tremendous support from all corners of the golf community,” says Jim Colton, 2011 Walking Golfer of the Year and founder of One Divot. “When taking on the challenge of playing 100 or more holes, having proper footwear is a must and True makes the best shoes I’ve ever worn.”
A member of Ballyneal Golf & Hunt Club in Holyoke, Colo., Colton established One Divot following the Ben Cox 155. That 2011 event saw him walk 155 holes in one day and raise more than $110,000 for Cox, a caddie paralyzed in a skiing accident. The organization aims to bring together passionate golfers seeking to use their love of the game to positively impact people's lives.
“We were so impressed by Jim's initiative and commitment to helping society that we wanted to be involved in a big way for 2012,” says Rob Rigg, president of True linkswear. “What he’s doing — and what the Evans Scholars Foundation has been doing for decades — exemplifies the commitment that golfers have for our great game and bettering the lives of others.”
Funds raised by One Divot through direct donations and corporate sponsorship goes to support individuals in the golf "family" in dire need of medical or financial assistance, and to develop and fund "grow the game" initiatives, particularly amongst youths in traditionally underserved areas.
The goal of Hundred Hole Hike is to take the same energy that fueled the Ben Cox 155 to a grander scale. Instead of one golfer at one club for one cause, HHH includes men and women at clubs worldwide, all walking to raise money for a variety of worthwhile causes. Since its launch in April, over 50 golfers have signed up for the challenge.
More than just a robust and centralized venue for pledge collection, www.hundredholehike.com is designed to be a daily web destination for avid walking golfers. It includes personalized blogs where HHH participants share updates on training, engage in friendly competition with other hikers and post items pertinent to those who embrace the game’s traditions and philanthropic heritage.
For additional information visit www.hundredholehike.com/how-it-works, or follow @100HoleHike on Twitter.