Mini Golf & Games at the Library! ¡Minigolf y Juegos a la Biblioteca!
Mini Golf, a FUN community event and fundraiser for the Holyoke Public Library, returned in 2022 after a two-year hiatus. We aim to do it again in spring 2023.
For photos of the 2022 event, visit click here.
Saturday, April 9, 2022, 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Mini Golf and Games at the Library!
¡Minigolf y juegos en la Biblioteca!
All ages welcome.13- Adult $5 to play. Discount rate for ages 5-12 ($3); under 5 free.
A Tournament of Human FOOSBALL in the Library Park, 10:30 am - 3:00 pm
Teams of 6 competing for Bragging rights, $30 per team
Food Truck: Fritura Latina and CRAVE 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Spradley Deluxe Coffee: Black or Latte, served free in morning, while supply lasts.
We welcome VOLUNTEERS and SPONSORS. Please click here for the 2022 Sponsorship Form and Official Letter. Or contact Nancy Kocsmiersky, firstname.lastname@example.org or 413-420-8109. Thank you!
HISTORY (and links to photos from past years)
Our first Mini Golf event (April 2016) was a big success: people of all ages enjoyed playing 18 holes of miniature golf inside the library, and the event raised over $6K. This wonderful community event has now become an Annual FUN raiser and Fundraiser. See Sandy Ward's PHOTO albums for 2016; 2017; 2018, and 2019. And, 2022.
See also photographer Steven Nanton's 35 photos on MassLive, April 6, 2019.
Major funding comes from local businesses and donors that sponsor "holes" on the golf course or choose other ways to underwrite the event. Funds raised through ticket sales and sponsorships (and an evening party and auction) help enhance library programming and services, especially for teens and children.
For 2020 we had planned to add an outdoor Foosball tournament; we expanded the event title to "Mini Golf & Games at the Library!" Unfortunately, COVID-19 disrupted those plans. We postponed from April to September, but eventually had to cancel. For 2021, we aimed for a summer event, but ultimately chose to wait for April 2022.
VOLUNTEERS are welcome! We need many volunteers each year. You may email friendsofthehpl @gmail.com or contact Nancy Kocsmiersky at 413-420-8109.
The 18-hole course: The first four tees and putting greens are on the top floor (Level 4) in and around the Non-fiction stacks and Reference stacks. Play continues down the stairs and throughout the Children's Room on Level 2, then down to the Fiction Stacks, Level 1, and the Teen Room on the ground level.
We thank the SPONSORS of Mini Golf & Games at the Library!
Event Sponsors and Hole Sponsors make this wonderful event possible.
Would you like to become a Sponsor? Please see the 2022 Sponsorship letter & form or contact Nancy Kocsmiersky, HPL Development Office, 413-420-8109 or email@example.com. Thanks!
Sponsors who have committed for 2022:
- PeoplesBank, Event Sponsor at the Diamond Level
- Open Square, Event Sponsor at the Diamond Level
- Michael Baron, Hole Sponsor "In Memory of Tom Schwab"
- Lois Schwab, Sponsoring In Memory of Tom Schwab
- Brad Matthews Jewelers, Event Sponsor at the Bronze Level
- CHI Insurance, Event Sponsor at the Bronze Level
- Marcotte Ford, sponsoring 50 student golfers
- Bresnahan Insurance, sponsoring 50 student golfers
- Clayton Insurance, sponsoring 50 student golfers
- Polish National Credit Union, sponsoring 100 student golfers
- Mass. Surgical Supply, Event Sponsor at the Bronze Level
- River Valley Counseling Center, Hole Sponsor
- Ross, Webber & Grinnell Insurance, Hole Sponsor
- Conklin Office Furniture, Premium Hole Sponsor (18th)
- Girl Scouts of Central and Western Massachusetts
- State Representative Pat Duffy, sponsoring 100 student golfers
- Racing Mart, Event Sponsor at the Bronze Level
- La Rosa Funeral Home, Event Sponsor at the Bronze Level
- Witman Properties, Hole Sponsor
- Holyoke Gas & Electric, Event Sponsor at the Gold Level
- Mount Holyoke College, Event Sponsor at the Bronze Level
- MIFA, sponsoring student golfers
Deadline extended to March 28 for inclusion of sponsor logos on the printed Scorecard for 2022.
We thank these sponsors who, in early 2020, donated in support of this fundraiser. They hung with us even when we had to postpone, and eventually cancel, the public event. Their contributions did then support the Library directly.
- Walmart - Chicopee: A Grant for programming
- Ross, Webber & Grinnell: Event Sponsor at the GOLD Level
- Open Square: HOLE Sponsor
- Martin J. Clayton Insurance Agency: Event Sponsor at the BRONZE Level
- Michael Baron: Sponsoring a HOLE in Memory of Tom Schwab
- Marcotte Ford: Sponsoring 50 Student Golfers
- Holyoke Property Management: Sponsoring 50 Student Golfers
- WayFinders: HOLE Sponsor
- bankESB (Easthampton Savings Bank Foundation): Event Sponsor at the GOLD Level
- Too Sketchy Dudes: HOLE Sponsor
- Witman Properties: HOLE Sponsor
For 2019, we very much appreciated these sponsorship contributions for the April 2019 mini golf fundraiser:
- Open Square, HOLE Sponsor
- Marcotte Ford, HOLE Sponsor
- Mount Holyoke College, EVENT Sponsor at the Bronze Level
- Witman Properties, HOLE Sponsor
- Michael Baron, HOLE Sponsor in honor of Terry Plum
- WayFinders, HOLE Sponsor
- CHI Insurance Agency, HOLE Sponsor
- Martin J. Clayton Insurance Agency, Event Sponsor at the Bronze Level
- Ross, Webber, & Grinnell Insurance, Premium HOLE Sponsor
- PeoplesBank, Event Sponsor at the Silver Level
- Easthampton Savings Bank Foundation, Inc., Event Sponsor at the GOLD Level
- State Representative Aaron Vega, HOLE Sponsor
- Holyoke Gas and Electric, Event Sponsor at the GOLD Level
- MassHire Holyoke Career Center, Event Sponsor at the Silver Level
- Kestral Land Trust, HOLE decorations, sponsored by anonymous donor
- Racing Mart Fuels, 330 Main St, Event Sponsor at the Bronze Level
- Brad Matthew Jewelers, Event Sponsor at the Bronze Level
- Holyoke Mall, Event Sponsor at the Bronze Level
- Homewood Suites by Hilton, HOLE Sponsor
- Mass. Surgical Supply, HOLE Sponsor
We also thank our DONORS, who contribute auction items, in-kind services, and prizes for the April 2019 event.
- Mask Makers Face Painting by Emma Rose Huse – free face painting
- The Muse Custom Framing – two wine glasses etched with golfers
- Homewood Suites by Hilton – complimentary lodging for Mr. Bolton of Library Mini Golf, who brings us the equipment and supervises set-up of the 18-hole course.
- Tower Square Hotel – a gift certificate valued at $200.
- Children's Museum at Holyoke – 4 entry passes
- Holyoke Y – 3-month adult membership
- Wycoff Country Club Golf Course – green fee for two
- Holyoke High School, Upward Bound – team of students to set up 18-hole ourse
- La Mesa Food Truck – providing food truck service during day of event
- Sherwin Williams – supplies and t-shirts for a painting job
- Holyoke Fire Dept – a ride on a Fire Truck!
- Holyoke Codes – design and building of robotic animations
- Applebee's – gift card
- Cinemark movie theater, West Spfld – tickets
- Conklin Office Furniture – two (2) task chairs
- Crooked Stick Pops – a gift bag
- Hadley Printing – printing of the mini golf scorecards
- Prodigy Minigolf & Gameroom – membership or admission passes
- Pioneer VR (Virtual Reality) - gift certificates
- Red Robin – gift basket
- Spradley Deluxe Coffee – gift basket
- 413 Family Fitness – gift certificate and Yoga mat
- Brennan's of Holyoke – gift certificates
- Jay's Bed & Breakfast - tickets for brunch