Thursday, June 25, 2009

Announcing...The Inaugural Ryan Salmons Foundation Golf Outing

A repost from The Columbus Dispatch Puck-rakers Blog (http://blog.dispatch.com/cbj/2009/06/salmons_golf_outing.shtml)

The inaugural Ryan Salmons Foundation Golf Outing will be held July 24 at Foxfire Golf Course.

Salmons, the former hockey player whose courage in the face of terminal illness helped inspire the Blue Jackets, died on May 1 after a year-long battle with cancer. He was 19.

His father, Brad, has worked with the Blue Jackets Foundation to establish a foundation in Ryan's memory.The golf outing is the first event for the foundation, which will raise money to help ensure families battling pediatric cancer can occasionally enjoy a night out at local sporting events such a Blue Jackets or Clippers game.

The outing on July 24th will feature a noon shotgun start with registatration at 11 a.m. The $100 per person ticket includes golf, a cart, dinner, four on-course drink tickets. All proceeds will benefit families of the Nationwide Children's Hospital Cancer Floor (J5).

"Ryan and I constantly spoke about 'The doctors doing the doctor stuff, and I (Brad) would work on the spirit stuff," Brad Salmons said. "Ryan's legacy to the other kids will be the spirit stuff. We could not venture more than a couple hours from Children's hospital. We will not be a Foundation for Disney trips or wishes, but an evening away at home without worry of the financial burden. Clippers, Blue Jackets, OSU sports, etc. If a family enjoys the zoo, we will try to make it happen for the kids."

Event Details

  • Friday July 24th 12:00 shotgun start
  • Fox Fire Golf Course - Lockbourne, Ohio
  • $100 per person. Price includes: round of golf, dinner, driving range balls, 4 drink tickets each
  • Participation in the silent auction
For more information, please contact Cindy Ackley at cackley4670@wideopenwest.com. If someone dosen't want to play in the outing but wishes to donate to help the families, they can also contact Cindy.