On Tuesday, IMMI hosted a charity golf outing at Wildcat Creek in Kokomo,IN to benefit Jacob from Make-A-Wish. Jacob is also the son of one of our employees and was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. Until last week, he had been in isolation for almost 2 full years, so we were especially excited when he was able to join us for the after-game lunch! His wish? To go to Disney World, of course!
The morning at the golf course started bright and early with volunteers arriving at 6AM for setup. Around 7:30, the corporate sponsors and competing teams arrived and each traded good-natured jabs about who’s team would come out on top! With 19 teams of 4 people each, we had a stacked day full of great competition. Each team was made of IMMI employees or IMMI suppliers, customers, and clients.
It was a scorcher of a day with temperatures in the mid-90s, but everyone had a blast. Hole 8 was specially designated the “Happy Gilmore” hole where golfers took running drives and putted with hockey sticks!
— Ben Conner (@thisisbenconner) July 16, 2013
The teams finished around 1:30PM and retired for a catered lunch and prize giveaway. As a special surprise, Jacob and his family arrived to celebrate the day with us! He made a lot of new friends.
At the end of the day, we raised over $15,000 for Jacob. It was a tremendously successful day that wouldn’t have been possible without the help of our volunteers, coordinators, sponsors and participants!