Posted by Dani Gurrie in Blog Posts on Tue, May 8, 2012
I have been known to be gently coerced to volunteer for lots of things over the years – and when I was approached to help with “Marathon Golf” I was hesitant. What did I know about getting people to play 100 holes of golf in a day? I haven’t even played Mini Golf since last summer!! I had been familiar with St. Thomas More, a local Catholic school here in Frederick, but once I read about “Operation Second Chance” and heard more about how that organization is helping soldiers who return home from battle, I eagerly signed up and wanted to do more.
About the Organizations:
St. Thomas More Academy is an independent Catholic school founded in 2000 to meet the increasing demands for faith-
Inspired by the very best qualities of Catholic scholasticism that blend the rigors of a classical liberal arts curriculum with lessons in spirituality and virtuous living, STMA empowers each student to reach his or her fullest potential.
Operation Second Chance is made of people who are patriotic citizens committed to serving our wounded, injured and ill combat veterans. We support Veterans and their families while they recover in military hospitals, by building relationships and identifying and supporting immediate needs and interests. We are dedicated to promoting public awareness of the many sacrifices made by our Armed Forces.
What I am looking for:
As I said above, I don’t golf – so if you golf, we’d love to have you take part in this great event. Now, from what I have heard the day isn’t all about the “golf” – to be honest, it’s about endurance…if you can walk the course for 100 holes then you’ve basically qualified! The event is Monday, June 11, 2012 at Glade Valley Golf Club in Walkersville. As a participant, you need to find 25 people to donate $1 per hole – that’s it!
Okay, so like me, you don’t golf – no problems…You can still help:
1. You can sponsor one of our golfers – either personally, or get your company behind them. Click on this link and put “ANY” next to “Golfer’s Name” and we’ll rotate amongst the players.
2. You can sponsor the event – $250 from you or your company and it will help cover the costs incurred from putting on the event. Click on this link and put “SPONSOR” next to “Golfer’s Name” and we’ll contact you.
3. You can share this post with others…share this post on Facebook, Twitter, email, etc. and spread the word – maybe one of your contacts wants to play or sponsor the event.
4. You can leave a comment below – simply leave a comment in the space provided and name one of our golfer’s. (If you haven’t been sent from a particular golfer put “Any” and we’ll rotate your “vote”!) For every comment we get (up to 500), Tots2Tweens will donate $1. The golfer who generates the most comments will be sponsored!!
About Dani Gurrie
Dani Gurrie is the founder of Tots2Tweens, a wife to Ashley and mom to Cooper and Brodie. She spends most of her days trying to find the ultimate kids-related thing that mom's will love...just to share it with her world.