This year’s annual Charity Golf Outing was a huge success! We are excited to report that the golf outing netted over $2,900.00 and that Rick Norton has agreed to “top off” the number to an even $3,000.00. The majority of the proceeds were given to Lucky Dog Speedway Charities (LDSC), dedicated to providing aid to children and their families when a medical crisis strikes. They are a 501(c)3 not-for-profit charity and are partially funded by monies paid by Michigan International Speedway. All funds collected, less expenses, go directly to children and their families within the Michigan area and Northern Ohio. LDSC raises funds which are distributed in various ways to help families in need during a medical crisis, whether it be on a temporary or ongoing basis, i.e. by providing gas cards to families when children must travel frequently to hospitals and other medical facilities for treatment, financial aid for essential services caused by the medical crisis, wheelchair ramps or other necessary equipment needed to aid normal function, as well as other special family requests.
The remainder of the proceeds benefited Alexa’s Butterflies of Hope, a local 501(c)3 charity offering financial support to local families with children afflicted by cancer. The foundation was started by Warren and Wendy Brown after their daughter. Alexa lost her battle with medulloblastoma, a form of brain cancer, in 2009. The “Clyde Cancer Cluster” is the large number of youth from Clyde and the surrounding areas that have developed cancer. No answers have yet to be found as to why there is such a high number of children with cancer in that particular area. A portion of the money raised from this event will benefit Alexa’s foundation and kids that are diagnosed with juvenile cancer as a result of Clyde’s Cancer Cluster. This cause is near and dear to many people’s hearts in the Fremont and Clyde area.