100 Hole Marathon
|Wednesday, July 23, 2014, 6:54 AM- -|
100 Hole Marathon
Thanks for allowing me to take a day to write about something very important to me. I have joined a great cause and I need your help.
On Tuesday, August 5, I am playing in the Ryan Harless Foundation 100 Golf Marathon. I am joining 19 other golfers to help raise money for the Ryan Harless Foundation and four local charities. The charities are: Clemson Community Care-A local food bank. Helping Hands of Clemson-A local emergency children's home. The Frazee Dream Center-A local center focused on leadership and helping underfunded children and Tanner's Totes-A local charity that helps support children with cancer. Last year we raised over $20,000 and every penny went to the local charities.
The Ryan Harless Foundation is a recognized 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization and your donation is tax deductible.
I feel strong about these causes and know that your donation will go to help those in need in our community.
You can help by donating in my name. You can do so by giving a dollar a hole ($100), fifty cents a hole ($50), a quarter a hole ($25) or any amount you can give.
You can donate by credit card or paypal at the website www.ryanharlessfoundation.com. My name is on their page and you will see where to give in my name on their site.
Below is more information about the causes. Thanks again!
The Ryan Harless Foundation is set up to do two things. One is the goal of helping Ryan Harless in his recovery from an automobile accident. Also we will raise money to help support local charities in the upstate of South Carolina.
Our ten member board of directors ratified our by-laws that focused on three main items. First, the money raised for the foundation will stay local. Second, the money raised will go mainly to charities focusing on children and those that need help with the basics like food. Finally, none of the money will go to any individual. No one will be paid any compensation except those charities that need the assistance. Everyone involved is doing so as a volunteer.
On June 2, 2008, Ryan was a passenger in an automobile and suffered devastating injuries. He was given little chance to survive. Today, he continues to beat the odds.
Through prayer, Ryan's hard work and a great team supporting him, Ryan is progressing everyday.
A few years ago, Ryan volunteered at Clemson Community Care which provides food and other items to the needy in Clemson. It made a big impact on Ryan.
We are here to bring positive change and spread the word of perseverance and determination to as many people as we can. Ryan wants to help many people in our community get back on their feet. Our slogan is "Ryan is Back and Now He is Giving Back."
I want to thank you again for taking time to consider the foundation. Thanks to our board of directors, our sponsors, our volunteers and everyone for their help so far.
I wanted to leave you with the following letter Ryan wrote for our website.
Thank you for considering the Ryan Harless Foundation. I wanted to start this foundation for three reasons.
1. This community has given me so much. People have been so kind and their prayers have meant the world to me. I can never repay our community for how they have supported me.
2. There are so many people in our community that need help. Good people are having a difficult time by no fault of their own. There is a big need for so much assistance in our area.
3. It is my turn to give back.
Thanks again for your support of our foundation.
The Brad Hughes All-State Insurance Agency
We have started a prayer list on the blog. Here are the guidelines:
If you are offended by prayer or prayer lists then I apologize in advance. The blog is free and the prayer list will be on the bottom of the page so you don’t have to read it.
If you would like to add someone to the list please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
*Please let me know when it is appropriate to take the person off of the prayer list.
Those who need our prayers include: Finn Brookover, Jo Ann Bachman, Kenneth Bryant, Pruitt Martin, Got Igers and his family, David Rowland, Leonard, Gillespie and his family, Jim S., Daniel Rosborough, the Huffman family, Nancy Winkler, John Reeve, Vinnie Brock, Kaitlyn L., Susan Miller, Joyce Harley, Steve Proveaux, Jeffrey Greene, the Hutto family, Sherl Drawdy, Caleb Kennedy, Teresa O'Connor, Matt Jacobs, Perrin Seigler, Candee Massee, Lindsey Jordan, Sam Catoe, Tyler Felch, the Nicolopulos family, "the Jacksonville, FL guys," Kim Sims, the Coyle family, Ryleigh Tedder, Steve Lee, Kelly Trakas, Jimmy Moore, the Thomas V. family, Emary Claire Young, Kitty Bowers, Julie Locke, the Scheider family, Lauren Kittles' family, Frank Gentry, Joyce Bussey, Stacey McKeown, Dale Childs, Larry Lentz, Jr., Carl Sharperson, Scott Hannon, William Perry, Tyler Swaney, Lillian, Mark Feit, David Frame, Chad Berry, the family of Matthew M. Watson, the Dowis family, Alan Putnam, the Olivers, Lee Tate, Ronnie Abrams, Eddie Greene, the Jackson family, Bill Vader, Jim Taylor, Tina DeWitt, Rock Horne, Bobby Wayne Thomas, Emma and Danielle Carothers, Robert Ditty, Mr. and Mrs. Murray Smith, Dot Cartee, Ayden Mills, Millie Heatley, Lynn Martin and family, Michael Pinson, Jake David family, Angie Crowley, Ira, Mike Tolson, Poly Wells, Dr. Muriel Bishop, Jack Cunningham, Emily Jefford Meister, Zachary Stoller, Aaron Clackum, Pat James, Cortney Moore, William Moore, Angelia and Savannah Anderson, William Ross, Scott Johns, Frank Carroll,
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