The Position Has Been Filled!
OK, the position was never “officially” posted but I’m happy to say that I’m no longer in need of a seeing-eye-dog (for the purposes of golf!). My good friend Cary Allion has stepped to be my seeing-eye-“slink”dog.
You may have seen my request last night. If you didn’t, please reply to this note with your email address and I will send you a surprise. My request went as follows.
Please read to the end of this note. Some of you have already sponsored me. For that I say THANK YOU!
For those of you that haven’t, I need your help! I have committed to golf 36 holes in support of the non-profit organization A Kid Again at the 2013 Full Throttle Open Golf-A-Thon on June 24 at Heritage Golf Club!
This worthwhile event helps to raise awareness, critical funds and provides ongoing hope for local children with life threatening illnesses and their families. For more information about A Kid Again and its important work, please visit www.akidagain.org.
Please help support this effort by sponsoring me! It is faster and easier than ever to support this great cause by making your tax-deductible donation online by visiting my personal the page, see the link below. If you would prefer, you can send your contribution to the address listed below.
Please make checks payable to A Kid Again and include my name on the memo line.
To mail in a donation:
A Kid Again
777-G Dearborn Park Lane
Columbus, OH 43085
Whatever you can give will help – it all adds up! I greatly appreciate your support and will keep you posted on my progress.
What’s the wrinkle you ask? Well, as you may know my eyesight isn’t the best. Hitting a golf ball USUALLY isn’t a problem. Seeing it, after hitting IS a problem. That’s why I don’t golf nearly as much as I used to. When I do golf, it’s with “friends” or family. Typically, one of my friends (Eric Gowans, a.k.a. big E) doubles as my seeing-eye-dog for this event. This will be my first year without him. He will be missed, but is excused as he vacations with his family in Emerald Isle, NC.
Am I telling you about this wrinkle so you’ll keep reading? Partially. Is it so that you’ll feel sorry for me? Not at all. Maybe it’s for a phantom donation of golf balls? No, but just in case I like Titleist Pro-V’s. 🙂 You see, Eric and I always golf together, laugh together and raise money together. This year it’s just me. These kids need your help. I’m asking that all of you make your donation … and then double-down. You’ll make some kids day, week, month or even a year.
We like to have fun in what we do. But at the end of the day, it’s all about the kids. Thank you for your help. God’s peace and I love you!
BW (a previously unused nickname) and Big E
To make a donation online, visit my personal page.
By the way, “slink dog” was his nickname in high school. I think he had something to do with his stature and how he played baseball. Aside from that explanation, you’ll have to ask him how he got the nickname.
Thank you to everyone for supporting me in this and my daily walk through life.