Community rallied to make fundraiser a success

EDITOR:

It is my privilege to announce that the Marshall County Exceptional Center raised approximately $30,000 at the 2020 Mike Miller Memorial Golf Tournament on June 27 at Benton Country Club.

This year’s total is an absolute blessing that completely caught me by surprise. I thought with the COVID-19 pandemic and financial struggles that so many are facing that the tournament may suffer this year. Luckily for MCEC, the community once again proved how they can ban together to support those who need it most. Saying “thank you” does not seem to be enough to express my gratitude to everyone, however I hope that I can convey our heartfelt thankfulness to everyone who joined in to make this a record-breaking year for us.

I want to personally thank everyone who helped to make this year such a tremendous success. While I cannot list each and every person who made this year’s tournament so amazing, I do want to express how grateful the board of Directors, Individuals and Staff of MCEC are to every single donor and participant that so graciously helped us to achieve our fundraising goal. The Golf Tournament Committee, corporate sponsors, hole sponsors, team players, Benton Country Club, Tyler D Par 3 Challenge sponsors, and so many more worked tirelessly to ensure that MCEC raised the funds necessary to continue operating. I also want to specially thank Doug and Rita Dotson for their dedication to the tournament’s success.

The Exceptional Center relies on fundraising events such as this golf tournament to provide the services that our individuals and community rely upon. Without the support that we receive, our center simply would not be in operation. Every single dollar raised directly benefits the Exceptional Center and its mission to serve individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. With our 57th anniversary quickly approaching, it is safe to say that we truly understand the importance of community support and dedication to our individuals and agency that is necessary for our survival.

Once again, thank you to everyone who assisted MCEC to make the 2020 Mike Miller Memorial Golf Tournament one for the books.

Lindsey A. Walker, M.Ed

Executive Director