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NFFF Events

Golf Tournaments

Chip in for the Families of America's Fallen Firefighters

The National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Golf Tournaments help the Foundation continue to support the families and co-workers of fallen firefighters.

In 2004, the first National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Golf Tournament was held to raise awareness and to help sustain the programs of the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation. Now in its seventeenth year, the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Golf program has grown to include nearly 20 regional golf tournaments held across the country on behalf of the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation.

Interested in Becoming a NFFF Golf Coordinator?

All National Fallen Firefighters Foundation Regional Golf Tournaments are coordinated by local volunteers.

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Get Involved

Frequently Asked Questions

Each year, the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation hosts a National Coordinators’ Meeting, usually during late winter. The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation covers the cost of transportation, food, and lodging for one coordinator from each tournament for this event. Attendance is highly recommended for both new and veteran coordinators; it is a time of learning and sharing information and ideas with other coordinators and NFFF staff members.
The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation has developed a detailed Incident Action Plan (IAP) to guide Coordinators through the process of planning their tournament. The NFFF also provides website design and hosting, use of the NFFF’s online registration system, financial guidance, and other forms of administrative and logistical support.
This varies by event, but please be aware that coordinating and marketing a golf tournament requires a significant investment of time and effort. We recommend a planning period of about six months. Many golf courses have onsite event coordinators, who can be of assistance with the planning and logistics.

We recommend a core Command Staff of 3-5 individuals.

Yes. However, we request that an active or retired firefighter, fire officer, or chief be represented on your Event Committee.

We provide logistical, financial, and administrative assistance by:
  • Providing liability coverage for all of our golf tournaments;
  • Making seed money available for course and catering deposits;
  • Issuing press releases to all print, radio, and television outlets in your area;
  • Providing online registration through the NFFF’s registration system;
  • Developing individual tournament web pages that can be linked through the main National Fallen Firefighters Foundation Golf website;
  • Marketing the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation Golf program through National Fallen Firefighters Foundation and Everyone Goes Home® newsletters; at trade shows and conventions; and in national magazines;
  • Promoting individual golf tournaments through social media i.e. Facebook and Twitter
No. An already existing local non-profit organization such as a fire department, union, or auxiliary can support your fundraising efforts. Alternatively, the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation Financial Office can handle the financial matters for your event, enabling your event to use the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation’s 501(c)3 status.
Though we prefer that 100% of our tournament proceeds go to support the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation, some of our events donate a portion of their earnings to other nonprofit organizations. These situations are approved on a case-by-case basis.

Please email [email protected] with your questions. National Fallen Firefighters Foundation Golf Office Coordinator or National Golf Coordinator Karl Ristow will be happy to provide you with more information about the program.