Proposal Type
Project Lead

Lief Mangus

Date or Duration


Proposal Name

The Club League Founders Tournament

May 28, 2024 3:20 AM
Result: This proposal has been rejected. Next steps: Youngsun and the council provided Lief with the feedback and although this proposal was rejected as-is, we remain interested in a reworked proposal and has invited Lief to resubmit.


Submitted By:

Lief Mangus






Joe Dimeck/GoodToGoJoe- Club League Founder and event organizer. Over 20 years of event curation and execution, with recent focus on recreational networking.

Josh Bricker/Lief - Golf Industry Expert, 15 years of Sales/Marketing experience with Fortune 100 companies.

Danny DeRoo/Blurry Lurkin- Procurement by day and Internet Explorer by Night and day. Casual golfer with a passion for doing things outdoors. I've personally ran 3 side events for the CAMP opening in Chicago and am excited to be a part of a team with a drive to pull off a killer golf event adjacent to VeeCon.

Dougie DeGolf - The Founder and President of DeGolf, with over a decade of experience in event planning and merchandise design.

Cal Dorohoy - Director of Tech, Community & Partnerships at VaynerSports focusing on identifying new business opportunities and executing on the most promising ones for customer growth & satisfaction, applying both creative and analytical lenses.


Name of Event:

The Club League Founders Tournament

Event Date:


Event Type:

Cross-Community Event (host in-person get-togethers or activities with other communities)

Event One-Liner:

Provide a one-line description for your proposed event.

Event Cost:



Event Description:

The Founders Tournament is a casually competitive golf tournament for the Founding Clubs of The Club League.

The event helps connect professionals from various industries through a recreational networking experience, with the goal of fostering cross industry collaboration and innovation.

Look at it as a recreationally focused professional incubator.

Event Location:

Brookside Golf Club, LA

Venue Description:

Brookside Golf Club, accessible easily for out of state travel, capacity 72 individuals (8 minimum doodles, potential for 16-20+

Event Schedule:

Provide the planned schedule for the day of the event.

August 8th - 9am to 2pm 9am: Golf Tournament 12:30pm: Post Tournament Meal and Cocktail/Awards Reception

August 9th (if Option 2 is chosen)

Doodles Club Team dinner at location TBD


Registration Process:

Describe how attendees will register and check-in for the event.

Will use secure payment portal on Club League website for players to sign up.

Club Teams can consist of 4-8 players (if a club team has additional demand, spots can be added).

Scramble format.

Expected Registrants:

Attendance Details 40-72 participants

Detailed Budget:

Provide a detailed breakdown of how you intend to spend the budget. After the event, the expenditures will have to be substantiated with invoices/receipts and any unused funds must be returned to the Inkubator.

If approved the Inkubator would be given the Presenting Sponsor spot, which is the top sponsor tier for the Founders Tournament.

Presenting Sponsor - $7500 x 1: Branding featured prominently in all event marketing materials and post event content. Product (if applicable) included in gift bags. Logo on any event merch.

Option 1 for direct benefit to Doodles Club Team members: Subsidized ticket cost.


Option 2: Dinner for Doodles Club Team members on August 9th.

Inkubator funds would be helping to subsidize event costs including core event expenses, staff, and of course the aforementioned enhancements for Doodles Club Team members.


Marketing Plan:

Direct outreach to communities via Brand collaborations.

Podcasts and Social Media promotional campaigns.

Direct outreach to various Group Chats and networks of Founding Clubs.


Nothing confirmed, but once primary costs are covered additional revenue would be used to enhance event and provide more value to all event attendees.

Content Capture:

Funding dependent, we plan to hire a video crew to document the event while also having content challenges for attendees to participate in to produce content from the perspectives of attendees.



Own insurance.

Third Party Insurance:

Extra Details:

Provide any extra details that may help the Community Council better understand your proposal.

The Club League aims to exist within the Recreational Networking niche, providing structured competitive formats for different social clubs from unique industries. The goal is to connect folks across industries via recreation with the objective of inspiring cross-industry collaboration, and innovation as a result of that.

The plan is to have 4-8 Founding Clubs for the initial season in 2025, and to launch via Founders Tournament in August 2024.

The Club League also intends to expand into different sports and recreational formats over time. Long term vision is to use Club League programming to reshape the way people network and collaborate.

Current confirmed Founding Clubs:

Doodles, Vayner Sports, DeGolf, Bored Golf, Cannabis League Team.