|Fond Farwell at 14th Annual Big Wedge|
GILA RIVER CASINOS SPONOSRED THE 14TH ANNUAL BIG WEDGE GOLF EVENT
April 13, 2012 marked the 14th and final Big Wedge Golf Tournament. It was a perfect day for golf at Ocotillo Golf Resort in Chandler. 76 golfers comprised our intimate field led by Honorary Chairman Arizona Cardinals Head Coach Ken Whisenhunt. Gila River Casinos sponosred the event which rasied $10,207 for The Melonhead Foundtion Patient Services Programs.
Other sponsors included AVPS, Malcolm Pirnie/ARCADIS, Hooters, and Cloud 9 Salon. Our Hole In One Sponosr was Glenn Jones Ford of Casa Grande. The combined support from all of these wonderful businesses created one of our most successful events ever.
We honored our dear friend David DeChant this year. He had played in the event for 11 years and had brought his friends from Malcolm Pirnie to participate. Dave passed away in September of 2011 and we plyaed in his memory this year. Another angel now watches over the unique work of The Melonhead Foundation.
While we bid farwell to a major event that has been the backbone of our fundraising, the Big WEdge, we will continue a golf outing in 2013 that will be redesigned and supportive on a different level.
To each of you participants, remember, when you support The Melonhead Foundation you are making a positive difference in the lives of children with cancer and their families on a very personla level.
I am grateful.