Imagine playing a game of golf and harvesting that joy to benefit the life of a child. That is exactly what Matanya’s Hope 1st Annual Golf Outing participants did on September 22.
Just two weeks after I returned from our 9th mission to Kenya, 31 players gathered at Ruffled Feathers Golf Course in Lemont to participate in a game that would ultimately change the life of 9 Kenyan students in dire need of sponsorship.
Each golf card was named in honor of one of our students in need. Participants spent the day enjoying golf and learning about the student they were representing. Specialty games added a fun perk to the day for everyone, golf pro or not.
The golf outing was a wonderful way to merge humanitarian efforts with the love of golf and it would never have happened without our incredible team of voluteers: Brian Grad – event chair, Tom Aldrich – assistant chair, Gretchen Grad and Tina Plunket – event planners, Maeve Plunkett – video production, Lauren Ingebrigtsen – mission participant and volunteer, Janice Surles – volunteer and Michelle Stark (yeah – that’s me) – volunteer. To each one of you who helped make this a reality, thank you! As a result of your unselfish efforts, 7 students were sponsored: 7 lives were forever changed!