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Over $14,000 Raised For Pediatric Brain Tumor Research and Support at the 1st Annual Life of Riley Foundation Golf Tournament
November 28, 2007 • Sarasota, FL
It was a picture-perfect day when 88 golfers turned out to play the newly redesigned West Course of Laurel Oak Country Club on October 1, 2007 as Jersey Mike’s Subs hosted a charity golf tournament for The Life of Riley Foundation netting over $14,000 for the non-profit.
“We were overwhelmed by the generosity of everybody”, remarked Bill Schulte, owner of Jersey Mike’s Subs. And generous they were. When SNN 6 Sports Anchor Antawan Smith kicked off the live auction portion of the awards dinner nobody was sure how the evening would pan out. But when one participant bid $2500 for a diamond necklace it was clear that the event was going to be a huge success for The Life of Riley Foundation.
“We have lots of people to thank for this”, commented Bill Schulte’s wife Kathleen. “Namely the committee members, the volunteers, the entire staff at Laurel Oak Country Club and all the corporate sponsors and businesses who helped make this such a success. We are so grateful to live in such a generous community.”
There are already plans for the 2nd Annual Life of Riley Foundation Golf Tournament set for Friday, October 24, 2008 at Laurel Oak Country Club
The Life of Riley Foundation dedicates itself to raising awareness of and funding research for pediatric brain tumors as well as assisting families whose children have these tumors. More information can be found at their website: www.lifeofrileyfoundation.org