WHAT IS THE WIN GREEN CAMPAIGN?
OUR MANTRA: “I will utilize MY skills to benefit those who are in need.”
What started as a small effort by one 8 year old girl to help someone in need in conjunction with the 2 Seam Dream Foundation in 2015, has now grown to 50 elite golfers from all around the WORLD! These awesome kids have a unified focus and one goal in mind… to raise awareness for pediatric cancer. We raise awareness by our ACTIONS and in turn leading by example. We take action through the development of their interpersonal skills, sales & marketing, public speaking to raise awareness, media training and being a mentor to others in need.
Click on video (below) as it shows what the “Win Green Campaign” is all about.
SALES & MARKETING
Communication & Sales Skills: Encouraging communication development through interaction with others.
In life, everyone in a salesperson whether they think they are or not. You are always selling something even if it is just a good presentation of yourself to your colleagues as an attorney, for instance. As a doctor you must confidently explain why you recommend a procedure in order to garner the trust of your patient. By learning something simple like looking someone in the eyes when you speak, a firm handshake or reading body language while communicating; or more complex sales related skills such as: cold calling, developing an “elevator pitch” and “reading your audience” the Win Greener’s develop their skills they have to be successful in any walk of life.
Avery Zweig “cold calling” on a Las Vegas road trip
Emree Cameron sales call on the phone
Emree Cameron’s “haul” from cold calling at a local diner in town
Emree Cameron with one of the Win Green supporters from the local diner
Avery selling and hitting shots for the 1 Thing Better Foundation
Emree selling at a golf event for 3M
PUBLIC SPEAKING: Developing your public speaking skills while raising awareness to the Campaign.
See below for some great examples of Win Greener’s out in public speaking to local businesses, networking groups, speaking at events where people are gathered. A challenging, yet invaluable skill to use for the rest of your life.
Avery Zweig raising awareness at the TPC Men’s Member / Member Championship
Emree Cameron Sales Presentation
Avery Zweig speaking to the Win Greener’s at the 2017 Pinehurst Grand Prize Giveaway
Avery Zweig and Duff McKay speak to the audience at the 2016 World Stars of Junior Golf
Ellison Lundquist giving swing tips to her supporters
Team Cason from 2016 addressing the crowd at the US KIDS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
Ellison Lundquist and M2M Networks supporting Win Green
MEDIA APPEARANCES: Appear in your local market or nationwide to spread the word and develop your media skills.
Develop your skills to be a pro when on camera or behind the mic! TV and Radio interviews are invaluable tools to get the message out within your local community or nationally in some cases. Learning and developing these skills that only get better with experience while it provides a great venue for delivering their message… and in most cases, it is FUN!! See below for many case of Win Greener’s in the media getting reps, honing their skills and raising awareness.
Avery Zweig and Duff McKay on Fox 4 in 2017
Emree Cameron & Dad on Nevada, MO Local Network
Avery Zweig on the Golf Channel raising awareness for the Win Green Campaign in preparation for the 2018 Drive, Chip and Putt National Finals
Gianna Clemente appears on The Today Show after her 2017 Drive, Chip and Putt performance
Avery Zweig on ABC CH 8 raising awareness about the 2017 Win Green Campaign
Gianna Clemente on WFMJ NBC OH in preparation for the 2017 Drive, Chip and Putt
Avery Zweig on FOX 4 KDFW in preparation for the 2018 Drive, Chip and Putt and raising awareness for the Win Green Campaign
Emree Cameron on the Kansas City Local Affiliate KCTV NBC 5
Abigail Caine appears on Lexington, KY Local affiliate
Avery Zweig and Duff McKay on WB33 in 2017 for the Win Green Campaign
BE A MENTOR: Lead by example in your community through kindness, giving and great etiquette.
You can always have something to offer someone in need. Donate your time to someone in need of a friend. Teach someone how to putt, if you can putt you can ALWAYS score! Hold a door open for a stranger… It should not be a lost art to show respect to your elders; try to say, “please, thank you, yes ma’am, yes sir” as it applies. Address adults with respect and you usually get respect in return… “Hi Mr. Smith, great to see you.” Etiquette is a imperative and seems to be a “lost art” amongst most people these days. Another important, yet meaningful lost art? Thank you notes! Hand written ones always make a great impression and really convey your message effectively. Peyton Manning to this very day still sends personal, handwritten notes. So does Bob Parsons… so if its good enough for them, we definitely need to do it whenever possible. See an example below from Avery to Mr Jeff from 2015…
One of Avery Zweig’s favorite things to do is to play an event or events for someone. Go out, play hard and donate that trophy, medal or flag to someone that could use it as a source of inspiration.
Avery teaching 2 year old Cason how to putt
Cason is very proud of his new putter and medal from one of Avery’s victories
Avery and Cason at the Parade of Champions for the US KIDS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS
Handwritten note from Avery Zweig to Mr Jeff back in 2015
Avery Zweig and Mr Jeff together after a successful first Campaign
Avery Zweig presenting Mr Jeff with his awards that she won for him that summer
Avery, Jax Fisher, his friend Cameron and the Horton Sisters (also fellow Win Greener’s) presenting recent trophies, medals and flags won over Spring Break 2018 for Jax
HOW DID WE GET HERE?
The Campaign mantra is simple, everyone has a skill of some sort. Our mantra starts and ends with each participant taking ownership and making it happen within their own network of friends, family and supporters of their skills. Most of the participants in this campaign just happen to be elite golfers! They enter each day saying and believing the Campaign mantra of “I will utilize MY skills to help those in need.” Some kids very well may play on the PGA or LPGA tour and can certainly use that platform as a voice to promote their cause. Many will become successful in business and will have some sort of skill, business or personal contacts and most importantly their time & energy to devote to a cause that is near and dear to their hearts. We hope they can learn this skill at an early age and experience a lifetime of giving back in the best way they can!
The Win Green Campaign Year 1 (2015) – featured just Avery by herself (with some help from her caddie) and it was called the “Win Green for Jeff” Campaign. Jeff was the school custodian and is still known as “Superman” because he could fix anything! This kids love him and he is just a wonderful person so it was easy for the school and others to get behind the campaign to support Jeff and Avery. Due to the love, generosity and support from the donors the “Win Green for Jeff” campaign exceeded its’ initial goal of $5,000 by raising $7,940.
The Win Green Campaign Year 2 (2016) – started the campaign with just nine-year-old golfer Avery Zweig who was kicking off her 2nd Annual Win “Green” pledge campaign to raise funds and awareness for a 2-year-old boy from Monroe, LA named Cason Crow and well as St Jude Children’s Hospital. It didn’t take long for others to want to help the cause. The 2016 Win “Green” pledge campaign added a unique and exciting twist which meant Avery wasn’t alone in fighting for the cause. Four stud golfers wound up joining #TeamCason in what became known as “The Win Green for Cason Campaign”(insert hyperlink to their page). The campaign was fantastic and had support from everyone who crossed paths with the effort through various mediums whether it was social media or one of the Radio & TV appearances that took place during the launch of the Campaign. The 2016 “Win Green for Cason” Campaign would end up raising over $29,000 in pledges and #TeamCason blew out its goal of $25,000 with some time to spare in the cause! Ending on a high note the hopes were to take the Campaign to the next level, including many more kids from all around the WORLD!
The Win Green Campaign Year 3 (2017) – fresh off of the momentum from the previous year’s “Win Green for Cason” Campaign, we decided to standardize the name and it will be known going forward as “The Win Green Campaign”. We always hope to be fortunate enough to find someone in need that we can play for but that may not always be the case, hence the name change. As fate would have it, we were ready to just play for St Jude Children’s Hospital this year but we were introduced to 9-year-old girl with Leukemia named Sadie Keller of Dallas, TX. You just never know when destiny will come knocking on your door, you just hope to be paying attention when it does! The best part of the 2017 Win Green Campaign was that it included 50 kids from all over the WORLD!!!! Players from the United States, Africa (Kenya), Australia, England and Asia set their sites set on raising $100,000 for the 2017 beneficiaries. All 50 kids will be doing what they can to help the cause in an effort to dominate pediatric cancer.
The Win Green Campaign Year 4 (2018)– The 2018 campaign has 50 kids with a unified goal of raising $100,000. The 2018 Win Green Campaign will benefit Jax Fisher of Colleyville, TX, St Jude Children’s Hospital and other small regionalized grants will be awarded based on the success of the campaign this year. In 2018 ALL donations of $100 or greater will be entered into the Grand Prize Drawing. For every $100 increment donated you will receive another entry into the Grand Prize Drawing with an opportunity to win one of the incredible “once-in-a-lifetime” experiences.
The 2 Seam Dream Foundation is a 501 ©(3) non-profit organization
The Win Green Campaign is made possible through a partnership with the 2 Seam Dream Foundation and founder Rick Greene. The inaugural Win “Green” Campaign was in 2015 managed to raise almost $8,000 for the Brentfield Elementary School Custodian (Mr. Jeff Ballard AKA “Superman”) to aid in his fight against lung cancer. It has since been the dream of Avery Zweig, her Caddie and The 2 Seam Dream Foundation’s goal to raise WORLDWIDE awareness for pediatric cancer. We hope that with each campaign participant learning to “utilize their skills to benefit those who are in need” the Win Green Campaign will make a significant impact each and every year.