Ten years ago when we started the outing in Billy's memory, no one could have imagined how far we would go. Leaving behind no children of his own, we decided to get him some. And we have...lots of them. With the generous support of many, we have helped keep a number of young ROHA hockey players in the program and donated to the education funds of some very special kids. It's been a labor of love and we see no end in sight!
Thank you to everyone who attended this year's outing or supported us from afar. We were happy to see our loyal friends who show up every year, and it was nice to see the faces of some we hadn't seen in a long time. To all those who sponsored holes and/or donated prizes, your generosity was especially appreciated.
We also want to extend a very special thank you to our dear friend, Ric Martin (Martin Images). For the past two years Ric has donated his time and talents, by taking photographs throughout the day (and evening) to benefit the outing. What a BLESSING he has been. In years past, we did our best to get at least one clear photograph of every golfer and of those who attended the dinner; however, we always seemed to come up short. Ric, on the other hand, runs around all day with his extensive amount of equipment, smiling and making it look so easy.
Last year he posted hundreds of pictures online to view and purchase, with all proceeds going to the fund. The end results were spectacular (2009 slide shows 1 & 2) and we can't thank him enough for his uncommon kindness. Click here to view photographs.
Last, but not least, we feel like we have finally found a new home for our outing. Our experience this year at Sycamore Hills Golf Club left us all breathing a sigh of relief. The staff was gracious and accommodating, our golfers were impressed with the course and we have heard nothing but praise for the dinner. Many thanks to Max and the entire staff at Sycamore Hills Golf Club. Get ready...we'll be back!
Mark your calendars now for next year: SEPTEMBER 24, 2011