Editor's note: Today marks the second annual Giving Tuesday, a national campaign to create a day of giving at the start of the annual holiday season. In honor of that effort, GCSAA is spotlighting today the ways the association, its members and the industry as a whole gives back to their communities and their industry. As a part of that effort, we asked Luke Cella, CGCS, the executive director of The Wee One Foundation, to contribute a short blog post on one of the most notable charitable efforts in golf course management. His post is below:
The Wee One Foundation (weeone.org) was formed in memory of an individual, who was beloved by many, to help those who incur overwhelming expenses due to medical hardship and illness. The Wee One Foundation makes those lives impacted by illness a little easier, a little more bearable. While the Foundation can’t take sickness away, it does relieve some of the financial burden that comes from these unsolicited life-disrupting events.
Since its’ existence the Wee One Foundation has done a lot of good, but as its’ namesake would recognize, it is the people in the golf industry that have helped the foundation do the good. The Wee One Foundation is a conduit to help, one we hope you’ll be a part of this Giving Tuesday. In honor of today, we share with you some of the feedback we've received from those that the Wee One Foundation, and by extension the golf course management industry, have helped over the years, feedback that has helped keep the Wee One moving forward: