Thank you 2020 Volunteers!
Thank you for your interest in volunteering for The Ally Challenge presented by McLaren. The 2020 tournament was a success throughout a difficult time thanks in large part to our volunteers that dedicated their time and energy to this official PGA TOUR Champions event. THANK YOU VOLUNTEERS!
The fourth playing of The Ally Challenge presented by McLaren will take place August 23 – 29, 2021 at Warwick Hills Golf and Country Club.
Volunteering for The Ally Challenge is a great way to receive a first-hand behind the ropes experience, spend time with friends, co-workers, etc. and help support the local community. Please check back for details regarding volunteering for the 2021 tournament.
For a listing of potential volunteer committees please see below:
ADMISSIONS/ WILL CALL – Check tickets and credentials at various admission gates. Volunteers will use scanners to scan tickets and credential barcodes upon entrance. Issue and manage tickets at Will Call that are left for spectators or professionals. Sell tickets for walk up sales. Provide general information to spectators. Must be 21 years of age or older. Shifts Monday – Sunday with the majority of shifts Friday – Sunday
COURTESY CARS & TRANSPORTATION – Shifts for this committee will start the Friday before the tournament and will continue through the Tuesday following the event. Volunteers will drive shuttle vehicles between Flint and Detroit airports, hotels and course for players and family members. You will not be driving your own vehicle. It is intended to schedule volunteers to shuttle a specific player based on their flight plans as they arrive and return home after the tournament. Must have a valid driver's license and be 25 years of age or older. Background check required. Shifts Friday, July 24 – Tuesday, August 4
GOLF CARTS & ADA CART SHUTTLE – Role 1: Maintain/distribute carts: Use a predetermined list of those authorized to receive a cart. Track keys. Check carts in and out. Keep electric carts charged when not checked out. Role 2: Drive the ADA shuttle cart on a specific route near/on the golf course to assist spectators who may have physical limitations. Feel comfortable driving the larger 4 or 6 passenger carts through a crowd and turning the cart around in limited space. Training for the ADA Shuttle drivers will occur at the course to assure the drivers are certain of the route and expectations while driving. Anyone driving a cart must be at least 21 years old with a currently valid driver’s license. Shifts Wednesday – Sunday with the majority of shifts Friday – Sunday
HOSPITALITY & CLUBHOUSE CREDENTIALS – Ensure only those with proper credentials are admitted into the clubhouse and on-course hospitality venues and act as concierge for VIP guests. Know course map to assist spectators find their destination. Must be at least 21 years of age or older. Shifts Monday – Sunday
MARSHAL Flex Team – The members of this group will be assigned to support targeted areas of need as they develop throughout the tournament. Assignments will include being directed to an area that is experiencing significant spectator or player traffic, filling in spots on tee boxes, greens, landing areas and crosswalks. Will assist with on-course delivery of lunches to marshals. Could include assisting players move through crowds on course. Could be assigned to a specific hole if there is a need. These individuals will enjoy an opportunity to experience the event from an array of possible marshal assignments. Shifts Wednesday – Sunday with majority of shifts Friday – Sunday
MARSHALS – Maintain walkways throughout the golf course, provide gallery control and assist with player evacuation from the golf course should the tournament have a weather delay. Must be 18 years of age or older. Shifts Wednesday – Sunday with majority of shifts Friday – Sunday
ON-COURSE SERVICES – Stock and deliver on-course refreshments and ice to tee boxes, tee sheets, magazines, and Pairing Guides to appropriate locations. This includes set-up the weekend prior to tournament and final clean-up on Monday following tournament week. Requiring heavy lifting and manual labor, must consider physical demands of lifting and being active during a shift. Will work in teams throughout the day. Must be 18 years of age or older. Junior Volunteers ages 14-17 are welcome to serve alongside a parent/guardian. Shifts Sunday, July 26 – Monday, August 3 with majority of shifts Friday – Sunday
PRACTICE RANGE – Maintain driving range and practice areas, provide gallery control and assist with player evacuation from the golf course should the tournament have a weather delay. Change name cards, collect balls, and assist with moving the driving range off site on the afternoon of the concert. Shifts Monday – Sunday
TOURNAMENT ACTIVATION & INFORMATION – Help greet and direct patrons, distribute pairing sheets, answer questions, and assist at main entrances. Volunteers will be working Thursday through Sunday at the main Public Entrancesand at patron crossing points, assist with managing the Fan Zone/Kid Zone areas and other tournament activations on course. This position may require standing for long periods of time and volunteers must be 18 years of age or older. Shifts Thursday – Sunday
VOLUNTEER HEADQUARTERS – Operation of the volunteer headquarters facility during Tournament week. Provide an upbeat atmosphere for fellow volunteers. Daily tasks may include, but are not limited to, distributing volunteer uniforms/packages that were not picked up at training, assist with recording volunteer attendance, managing radio distribution, assisting with coffee and meal set up/distribution, and tidying up headquarters. Must be 21 years of age or older. Shifts Monday – Sunday
VOLUNTEER SHUTTLE – Drive shuttle loop transporting volunteers to and from the volunteer parking lot and main entrance. The volunteer parking lot will be across the street from Warwick Hills Golf and Country Club and the main entrance will be off Saginaw Street, right next to the Volunteer Headquarters. This is a two-mile round trip that will run approximately every 15 minutes. Must be comfortable driving a minivan or SUV. Must have a valid driver's license and be 25 years of age or older. Background check required. Shifts Thursday – Sunday
For questions please contact Rachelle Alcini at email@example.com.