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1st Annual Strive Cup

November 12 – 14, 2017

Hosted by Kiawah Island Real Estate

 
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Host Sponsor

Just outside of the world’s #1 City you’ll find America’s #2 Island. Day breaks across a magnificent 10-mile beach, expansive marsh savannahs, 30 miles of biking and walking trails, seven golf courses, and some of the most-acclaimed amenities available on the Eastern Seaboard. The Island is also home to the 1991 Ryder Cup, 2012 PGA Championship, and the upcoming 2021 PGA Championship. A day, a weekend, or a lifetime spent here promises adventures both sporting and social, inspiring and inspired.

Our host sponsor, Kiawah Island Real Estate, is the trusted resource for people seeking the Kiawah lifestyle. Kiawah Island Real Estate is the primary real estate broker on the Island and has helped more than 10,000 families find a place to call their own on Kiawah.

Kickoff Dinner & 1st Round Cocktail Hour Sponsor

The CRDA is a growing network of investors, staff, business, academic and governmental partners committed to strengthening regional employment and building a base of high-value industries to improve the three-county Charleston region’s economy now and into the future.

The Charleston Regional Development Alliance serves as a catalyst for long-term regional prosperity by attracting the world’s best companies, talent, and entrepreneurs.

Host Sponsor

Kiawah Island is many things - a world renowned natural environment with 10 miles of pristine Atlantic Ocean beach, a luxurious golf resort that has played host to the 1991 Ryder Cup and the 2012 PGA Championship (with the 2021 PGA coming!), a best-in-class private Club, and an island community respected and awarded for its environmentally sensitive design. It’s been named America’s #1 Island by the same magazine (Condé Nast Traveler) that named nearby Charleston America’s #1 City.

Apparel Sponsor

Founded in 1996 by former University of Maryland football player Kevin Plank, Under Armour is the originator of performance apparel - gear engineered to keep athletes cool, dry and light throughout the course of a game, practice or workout. The technology behind Under Armour's diverse product assortment for men, women and youth is complex, but the program for reaping the benefits is simple: wear HeatGear® when it's hot, ColdGear® when it's cold, and AllSeasonGear® between the extremes.

Team Title Sponsor
0 available
$25,000 per
Corporate Sponsor
0 available
$5,000 per
1st Round Cocktail Hour
0 available
$2,500
Kickoff Dinner Sponsor
0 available
$2,500
Breakfast Sponsor
0 available
$1,500
Lunch Sponsor
0 available
$1,500

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About the Event

Kiawah Island Real Estate invites you to the first annual Strive Cup. This unique golf tournament gathers investors and Venture Capitalists for a Ryder Cup-style golf tournament held on Kiawah Island, South Carolina. Strive Cup is designed to bring thought leaders within the VC community together to spend a few days together in an exclusive, high-end setting. We believe the relationships fostered during this experience can only lead to great things.

What to Expect

For three days and two nights, participants in the Strive Cup will experience five-star golf, dining, and accommodations offered in an unparalleled setting. Kiawah Island has played host to several high profile golf tournaments including: the 1991 Ryder Cup, 2003 World Cup, and the 2012 PGA Championship at the Ocean Course. In addition to experiencing the famed Pete Dye Course, participants will have the opportunity to play the Kiawah Island Club’s private, championship-level, links-style Cassique course. Participants will stay at The Sanctuary Hotel, an exquisitely designed oceanfront hotel. Dinners and cocktail hours will be presented in luxurious, private venues around the island. This exclusive event is by invitation only and offered exclusively to Strive Cup participants.

The Tournament

Participants can expect two days of challenging fun on the course. Players will be divided into two twelve person teams assigned at the welcome dinner on Sunday evening. That night, teams will meet and captains will select the pairings for the following morning’s rounds. Day one of the tournament, on the Ocean Course, will be a two-person best ball match. The back nine will be a two-person scramble match. Day two at Cassique will be an 18 singles match.

Weekend Agenda

2:00pm – 4:00pm: Guest Check-In Arrival

6:00pm: Cocktail Hour
Sponsored by Charleston Regional Development Alliance

7:30pm: Dinner (35 people)
Sponsored by Charleston Regional Development Alliance
  • Includes kick-off speaker, some programming/details, 24 players, another 10 Sponsor/VIP/Partners
  • Teams determined by Blind Draw at Dinner
7:00am: Breakfast at Ocean Course
Sponsored by ____________________
  • Captains layout their lineup
  • Pairings determined

8:00am: Tee Time, Round 1, 24 players at Ocean Course
  • Front 9: play best ball, 6 points available
  • Back 9: play scramble, 6 points available

1:00pm – 2:00pm: Lunch at Ocean Course
Sponsored by ____________________

2:00pm – 6:00pm: Free Time
  • Boat ride
  • Pool
  • Nap
  • Meeting rooms available for use
  • Opportunity to schedule additional activities through the Kiawah Island Golf Resort or the Kiawah Island Club at an additional cost

6:00pm – 8:00pm: Cocktails and Heavy Hors d’oeuvres (50 people)
Sponsored by ____________________
  • Selected local VIP’s to attend
7:00am: Breakfast at Cassique
Sponsored by ____________________
  • Pairings announced

8:00am: Round 2 at Cassique
  • 18 Hole singles matches, *12 points available

1:00pm – 2:00pm: Lunch & Awards
Sponsored by ____________________

2:00pm on: Depart

About The Event

Sponsors & Kiawah Island Resort invite you to the first annual Strive Cup. Strive Cup will gather investors and Venture Capitalists for a Ryder Cup style golf tournament held in Kiawah Island, South Carolina. The objective of Strive Cup is to bring together leaders within the VC community to spend a few days together in an exclusive high-end experience. We believe, organically, the relationships built during this experience can only lead to great things. Each golfer, while playing the Ocean Course, will have a caddy provided for them. Recommended gratuity per caddy is $100.

What To Expect

Participants in the Strive Cup will be privy to a world-class experience delivered by a world-class resort. Kiawah Island has played host to several high profile golf tournaments including the 1991 Ryder Cup, 2003 World Cup, and the 2012 PGA Championship. In addition to experiencing the Ocean Course, participants will have the opportunity to access the private club and the scenic Cassique course. Accommodations at the Sanctuary are second to none. Dinners and cocktails hours will be held at unique private venues around the island. This packaged agenda is exclusive to Strive Cup participants and can not otherwise be obtained.

The Tournament

Participants will be divided into two twelve person teams assigned at the opening dinner on Sunday evening. That night teams will meet together and captains will select the pairings for the next morning’s rounds. Day one of the tournament, on the Ocean Course, will be a two-person best ball match. The back nine will be a two-person scramble match. Day two at Cassique will be an 18 singles match.

Weekend Agenda

2:00pm – 4:00pm: Guest Check-In Arrival

6:00pm: Cocktail Hour
Sponsored by ____________________

7:30pm: Dinner (35 people)
Sponsored by ____________________
  • Includes kick-off speaker, some programming/details, 24 players, another 10 Sponsor/VIP/Partners
  • Teams determined by Blind Draw at Dinner
7:00am: Breakfast at Ocean Course
Sponsored by ____________________
  • Captains layout their lineup
  • Pairings determined

8:00am: Tee Time, Round 1, 24 players at Ocean Course
  • Front 9: play best ball, *6 points available
  • Back 9: play scramble, *6 points available

1:00pm – 2:00pm: Lunch at Ocean Course
Sponsored by ____________________

2:00pm – 6:00pm: Free Time
  • Boat ride
  • Pool
  • Nap
  • Meeting rooms available for use

6:00pm – 8:00pm: Cocktails and Heavy Hors’devours (50 people)
Sponsored by ____________________
  • Selected local VIP’s to attend
7:00am: Breakfast at Cassique
Sponsored by ____________________
  • Pairings announced

8:00am: Round 2 at Cassique
  • 18 Hole singles matches, *12 points available

1:00pm – 2:00pm: Lunch & Awards
Sponsored by ____________________

2:00pm on: Depart

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Your Accommodations

  • Kiawah Island Club
  • The Sanctuary Hotel is a Top Ranked Luxury Beach Hotel awarded the Forbes Five Star Award and #1 U.S. Resort Hotel by Andrew Harper’s Hideaway Report.

    Come walk through the front doors and experience a seaside mansion, where you will be surrounded by the grandeur of the architecture and hospitality at its finest. This beautiful seaside mansion is waiting to envelop you in its service and southern hospitality.

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Your Accommodations

The Sanctuary Hotel is a Top Ranked Luxury Beach Hotel awarded the Forbes Five Star Award and #1 U.S. Resort Hotel by Andrew Harper’s Hideaway Report.

Come walk through the front doors and experience a seaside mansion, where you will be surrounded by the grandeur of the architecture and hospitality at its finest. This beautiful seaside mansion is waiting to envelop you in its service and southern hospitality.