2014 Golf Outing and Auction
Another successful golf outing is behind us and a great time was had by all! Without the support and dedication of so many great friends of Kali’s Cure, none of this would be possible. In fact, we raised almost $215,000!
Despite a full course and even a couple new teams, last year’s winners held on to the prize! This team actually holds quite a few records including greatest total number of miles traveled to attend the event. The Porter, Porter, Barkman and Hoogerland team “bid” on famed special guest PGA star Dan Pohl who might have had just a little influence on the win! We had many faithful returning teams and special guests.
As always, we are both happy and fortunate that some of the recipients of the contributions we present are able to join us and give us updates regarding promising breakthroughs in the spinal cord community. This year, we welcomed a new guest, all the way from California, Dr. Justin Brown. Dr. Brown talked to the crowd about the amazing new technique of nerve transplant surgery. We were also happy to welcome back Patrick Rummerfield who everyone remembers is the first paralyzed individual to fully recover! Kali’s Cure was happy to present Dr. Brown and Patrick (on behalf of Kennedy Krieger) checks for $20,000 each! Although Dr. Onders was unable to make it as he was being honored at a medical conference, he was the recipient of a $50,000 Kali’s Cure contribution. The Independence Fund has become very important to Kali’s Cure and, prior to the outing, we had already donated 10 chairs in just one year! We had decided to donate $30,000 for an additional two chairs, however, we wanted to give the crowd the opportunity to bid on a chair. Al and Deb Kommel immediately accepted this challenge, allowing us to increase our donation to 3 chairs! However, that opportunity still exists and we are hoping to pull together enough funds by Saturday, September 20th to bump it up to a total of 5 chairs! It’s quite the goal but friends of Kali’s Cure always rise to the occasion.
Every year, Frank Beckmann contributes his all and rallies the troops to do the same! There’s never a dull moment with Frank…he keeps us all on our toes and he’s definitely done a great job of getting us all to dig into our pocket books! After years of Frank giving so much, we wanted to find a way to thank him for his generosity and all that he has done so we made him the first Honorary Board Member. We couldn’t be happier that he accepted and is now an even bigger part of Kali’s Cure!
Join Us For The 7th Annual Event!
Despite the long winter and cold spring, the golf season is upon us and the annual Kali’s Cure for Paralysis golf outing and auction is just around the corner! Once again, we look forward to seeing returning supporters as well as new friends come together at Dunmaglas Golf Course in Charlevoix Michigan for an event that gets bigger and better every year. Thanks to the generosity of so many, we have been able to help countless world renowned programs and top notch doctors making new advancements every day! With the recent medical breakthroughs, we are more energized than ever and believe that a cure is just around the corner.
More information will be available soon but please don’t forget to mark your calendars for the weekend of August 2nd and get your groups together now! It’s never too early to contact us to sign up in advance and, if you would like to donate to our auction or sponsor the event, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Without your support, this event would not be possible nor would we be able to help so many people and programs. In fact, since last year’s event where all of you helped us raise over $275,000, we continued our efforts and, this Christmas, donated our 9th and 10th track chairs to help our critically injured and paralyzed Veterans! That, in itself, is a huge feat and we couldn’t be luckier to have such supportive friends nor could we be prouder than to have the opportunity to give back to those who have given so much for us.
We would especially like to thank Aerotek for their early donation of $25,000! For the 8th year in a row, they have been dedicated to the cure and we can’t thank them enough for helping us get started on the right foot! AND to get our auction items started, check out what Bruce and Mary Ann Becker donated…for the right price, you could drive away in this sporty Lotus!
Looking forward to seeing you at Dunmaglas Golf Course on Saturday, August 2nd, 2014! More information coming soon!
Join Special Guests and Friends of Kali’s Cure
Saturday, August 2nd, 2014
Dunmaglas Golf Club