A great day to have a day

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By: Jenn Kovalski

Our 3rd Annual US Wealth Jimmy Fund Golf Classic was a huge success! Thank you to all of you who golfed, joined in on the fun at the 19th hole, donated money or prizes. You had a direct hand in helping us raise almost $16,000, all of which was donated to The Jimmy Fund and Dana Farber. A special thanks goes out to Dr. Jim and Rosie Lonborg who helped emcee our event. They do an immense amount of work on behalf of the Jimmy Fund, all on their own time. They are as classy as it gets, they walk the walk and talk the talk.

This year’s unsung hero award goes to the weather. It is no exaggeration when I say that no one has forgotten, (and I mean no one) the 2nd Annual US Wealth’s Jimmy Fund Golf Classic outing during hurricane Jose. This year’s weather, a perfect 70 degrees sunny with a breeze. The course was in great shape, and it was ‘a great day to have a day’ as they say.

We had 52 golfers tee off, with 29 of them being brand new faces to our tournament. One group used the outing to team build with coworkers and others used it to catch up with old college roommates. We have a more the merrier-all are welcome attitude at our tourney, and we are glad people took us up on that. We love meeting your friends, families, and co-workers, so we were thrilled and honored to meet all of those people who are important and significant in your lives!

Then there was the 19th Hole, aka the code word for food and drink. Scituate Country Club did not disappoint, they have some seriously great eats! The clam chowder is always great, but my personal favorite this year was the lobster grilled cheese. So even if you don’t golf, join us next year at the 19th hole for some comradery, prizes and some yummy appetizers.

Most importantly, I think everyone had a great time, and if you can have a great time and the main beneficiary of your fun is a charity like The Jimmy Fund, that’s pretty awesome. One of the more unique aspects (aside from John Nap’s famous golf pants) is that 100% of every cent raised at the event is given to the Jimmy Fund. US Wealth covers the cost of the entire event so that that our participants have the maximum impact for Dana Farber’s benefit.

We originally selected the Jimmy Fund and Dana Farber Cancer Institute as our charity of choice because most of us have been directly affected by a loved one having cancer, and therefore it’s a cause we all can relate to. Dana Farber and The Jimmy Fund provide world class care, treatment and support for their patients and their families. Did you know that Dana Farber calls family members after the loss of a loved one who was their patient every so often to check in and see if they can help them in any way? World Class. 86 cents of every dollar donated goes directly to cancer research and patient care, that’s maximum impact.

Thank you to all of those who supported us this year, we are all truly grateful for your generosity and thoughtfulness. We hope you come back or join us for the first time next year. The 4th Annual US Wealth Jimmy Fund Golf Classic will be on Friday, September 20th, 2019.