Once again, Montereau residents, staff, and vendors showed just how generous they can be when supporting the fight against Alzheimer’s during the inaugural Swing to End Alzheimer’s golf tournament held in May at Meadowbrook Country Club! Montereau hosted the event, which was goaled to raise $20,000 for the Alzheimer’s Association. Thanks to participants’ and sponsors’ contributions, though, the final total exceeded $162,000!
“We’re quite happy with the fact that we generated more than 8 times our goal amount!” Montereau’s Wellness Director, Kristen Schooley, said. “Our fundraising goal for the Walk to End Alzheimer’s – including all of the fundraisers we have planned for the next several months – was $150,000. This one event blew our goal out of the water, which is very exciting! We’ve got our sights set on $200,000 as a Walk fundraising goal now.”
Thirty teams played in the four-person scramble, and it couldn’t have been a more perfect day to play golf. The weather was gorgeous and Meadowbrook Country Club is beautiful.
The idea to host a golf tournament benefiting the Alzheimer’s Association was first proposed last May by Montereau porter, Tom Carlson. In the end the event was a joint effort between Kristen, Tom, and CEO David Murlette.
“Tom really lobbied for us to hold a golf tournament to raise money for our Walk to End Alzheimer’s team,” Kristen explained. “David had always wanted to host a tournament fundraiser of some sort, as well. It turns out I have some experience organizing golf tournaments, so it was the perfect trifecta!”
After months of planning, players teed up to play on May 1st at noon. The players included a mix of Montereau residents and also many people from the Tulsa community, several of whom are Montereau vendors.
Kristen said, “I think this tournament was the perfect way to appeal to potential donors off-campus. So much of our Walk fundraising takes place on campus and is targeted at staff and residents. The golf tournament allowed us an opportunity to get our vendors involved with the fight to end Alzheimer’s, as well as members of the Tulsa community, in general.”
After the tournament, Montereau hosted an awards dinner for all of the golfers. Including pledges and matching donations, $117,000 was raised during the dinner; combined with the $35,000 raised from the golf tournament, the Swing to End Alzheimer’s Golf Tournament raised an incredible $162,000.
The date for next year’s golf tournament is already set for May 7, 2018 at Meadowbrook Country Club. We hope you will join us!
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