We had the opportunity to catch up with Team Fox member Debby as she gears up to host her Fourth Annual Pars for Parkinson's golf outing this weekend. Over the past three years, Pars for Parkinson's, has raised over $160,000†for the Foundation.
How long have your been holding your Golf Event?
Pars for Parkinsonís is in its fourth year -give a brief description of this yearís event.
Our event is held at tarry brae golf course in South Fallsburgh, NY on Sunday, June 23, 2013. The outing includes a continental breakfast, kosher BBQ lunch, beer soft drinks and beer. Goodie bags with embroidered performance shirts, a sleeve a balls, ball markers, tees, a hat, sunscreen and other surprises.†
Are you doing anything new or different?
This year's raffle includes a 60" flat screen TV among other great prizes
Whatís been the greatest challenge and/or what you have enjoyed the most thus far?
The greatest challenge is getting the weather to cooperate. Our supporters work hard, raise lots of money and help out any way they can. We never could have done what we do without our great committee.
What is your fundraising goal and how is the fundraising going?
We've raised close to $40,000 thus far. When we hit that mark, we will have raised over $200,000 for The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research.
What advice would you give other Team Fox members throwing Golf Events?
Put together a great committee; keep your overhead costs low. Get as much as you can donated. Be prepared to work really hard!