We were honored to help out the folks at the Beat Tom & Bill Foundation at their golf outing this year. They raised over $100,000 to help families struggling with cancer, which took them over the $1 million mark since they started this event in 2002.
It’s hard to overstate what an unusual golf outing this is. They do whatever they can to make it fun and entertaining. For instance, how many golf outings have their own opera?
Last year one of the sponsored kids was Eckhartz Press publisher Rick Kaempfer’s cousin’s son Caleb. He couldn’t be there this year for all the happiest reasons. He was in Disneyworld with his family enjoying their “Make a Wish” trip. Caleb is doing very well!
Caleb’s absence didn’t stop several other members of Rick’s family from going out there. His sister and aunt came out to volunteer. So did his son Sean and wife Bridget. Bridget got the very glamorous gig of dressing up like a T-rex.
One hole had a hydraulic gun that did the drive for you. Another hole you had to drive off a toilet seat. Another one you had to dress like Elvis. Another hole featured the polka stylings of Eddie Korosa.
At the banquet later that night, Tom Latourette (one of the brothers) unveiled his brand new book. That book, I Had a Runny Nose, is published by Eckhartz Press and is available now. ALL proceeds from the book will go to the Beat Tom & Bill Foundation.
Thanks Tom & Bill for all you do.