CARING. It appears last on Topgolf’s list of Core Values, but it’s far from the least important for the Topgolf Atlanta Midtown team. Our EDGY SPIRIT is obvious. Our ONE TEAM mindset is essential. Our FUN and EXCELLENCE speak for themselves when Guests walk in. CARING, however, is a value that isn’t necessarily obvious at first glance. But in one week, Topgolf Atlanta Midtown completed more than 420 hours of community service for National Volunteer Week. It was a multi-faceted effort to show how much Topgolf truly cares for the communities in which we reside.
Our goal was 420 hours, and we exceeded it. We arrived at 420 hours through discussion at our bi-weekly spirit committee meeting, which meets to ensure that the five Core Values of Topgolf are being executed. At first, it seemed like a lofty goal; however, after just a few minutes of discussion and brainstorming, we realized we had the right crew and mindset in order for it to be successful. Our ideas were as follows: reading sessions at elementary schools, a food drive, a clothing drive, donations and letters for the U.S. armed forces, random acts of kindness/encouragement, a neighborhood cleanup, urban forest watering/maintenance, and helping future pet adoptees adapt to living in a loving home. Because of the efforts of CARING Associates, we were able to make each of these ideas a reality.
Through our activities, we have become a stronger team. We have learned that giving to worthy causes has a higher return than many time investments. We have focused, executed and succeeded. I was proud to be a Topgolf Atlanta Midtown volunteer. I am proud to be a future Topgolf Atlanta Midtown volunteer. I am honored to be on this One Team. We have made our mark on the community, and I'm excited to see where we go next!
Daniel Giddens (Bay Host / Event Ambassador)