“Team X-Man” will hold its first golf outing to raise funds for the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) on Sunday, Aug. 6.
Sponsored by Gusweiler GM Center and Shane McMahon, of State Farm Insurance, the MDA will benefit from an upcoming “MDA Shoot for a Cure: Golf Scramble” fundraising golf outing.
Organized by Wayne Turner and his wife, Ronda, the couple have been working for years to raise money in an attempt to find a cure for muscular dystrophy (MD). Their grandson, Xavier Swiger, a Miami Trace student, has been suffering from MD for several years and Turner said Xavier travels regularly to Children’s Hospital. It was because of him that the family decided to form team “X-Man” to support not only Xavier, but all children suffering from MD.
“The golf outing all started when I went out to the golf course and asked them about donating a round of golf for our other MDA event back in June,” Turner said. “They suggested maybe we should do a golf outing to help raise funds.”
Turner said that the community is invited to participate and can do so by filling out and returning a registration form. The form will allow a captain and three friends to create a team for $50 a player, $200 total. This price includes a meal, cart, a round of golf and a raffle ticket for the chance to win one of many prizes donated by locals. Additionally, businesses can sponsor a hole for $100 and advertisements at the event will feature these businesses. Turner said that registration forms and hole sponsors need to be returned by Aug. 1, but asked that they be returned as soon as possible.
The event will be held at The Greens at 703 State Route 41 in Washington Court House. Team check-in will start at 12:30 p.m. on Aug. 6 and teams will tee off at 1:30 p.m.
“Gusweiler GM Center will donate a car as part of a hole in one contest,” Turner said. “The car is to be determined. The chance to win is during the first round and you have one shot on a par three to win. I think it is around 158 yards. Everyone has the chance to get a hole in one there and win. There will be other hole in one prizes as well.”
Turner said that 100 percent of the proceeds will go to the MDA. These funds will not only go toward finding a cure, but will also help send kids who are suffering from MD to fun camps. During camp, the child has a chance to come out of his or her shell, become a little more independent, and enjoy a plethora of activities, but are watched on a one-on-one basis by a counselor throughout to ensure a safe and fun environment.
“Everybody should come out and support the MDA,” Turner said. “We have some great sponsors so we are going to have a great raffle. We have some Cincinnati Reds tickets, a baseball and bat signed and donated by Travis Shaw that were used in a game, lots of gift cards and more. We hope everyone will play some golf and just have a good time.”
For more information or to obtain a registration or hole sponsor form, contact Turner at (740) 606-9999.
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