DALLAS — On May 1, 126 golfers signed up to play in the 2017 Service Experts tournament for the Joseph Groh foundation. A record number of sponsors made it the most successful tournament ever for the foundation, with a total of $60,000 raised. During dinner following the tournament, the parents of Jeremy Ray, a recent grant recipient, spoke to the golfers about their son’s story. They read a letter written by their son, which chronicled his accident, some of the difficulties he faced following that, and how the foundation had helped make their life easier. The foundation paid for a ramp built in back of their house, the replacement of carpet in the house with hard surface flooring, and a bath remodel for accessibility.
Scott Murray once again was the host for post-golf activities. Murray spent more than three decades with NBC as a multiple Emmy award-winning sports anchor, having been named sportscaster of the year 17 times by various news organizations. Golfers and guests also shopped at the silent auction where 44 separate offerings were available ranging from high-end restaurant/hotel packages to Texas Rangers and Dallas Cowboys tickets. The foundation thanks all the sponsors, golfers, donors, and volunteers for making it a record-setting event.
For more information, visit http://www.josephgrohfoundation.org.
Publication date: 6/7/2017