Letter: Golf tournament raised over $15K for Special Olympics

May. 15, 2014 @ 08:50 PM

Editor,

On behalf of the athletes of Area 10 Special Olympics and the golfers of the Sevier County Gifted Olympians Lifelong Friends League, I would like to thank you for your participation in our charity golf tournament.

As the tournament was being played, nearly 600 of the 800 athletes who compete in the Area 10 Special Olympics were competing in the annual track and field meet. Watching these people from ages 5-79 on Tuesday made Wednesday’s work well worth it. The effort these folks give, the determination they show, and the joy they experience are just a few of the reasons why the tournament was started 18 years ago.

Nearly 250 people either played, donated items for the auction, or helped sponsor the event which raised over $15,000 for the cause.

Thank you for being part of our tournament. We look forward to seeing you next year.

Dan Deremer

Seymour