“Come hell or excessive water we’re having a golf match for these children,” Dat Dads’ Membership of Luling President Claude Adams mentioned this week of the Oct. 23 match.
Dat Dads, a non-profit group based to help households with unexpected medical bills, has helped raised over $200,000 for native households since its inception in 2016. Annual fundraisers for the group embrace a cookoff, golf match and fishing rodeo.
A cookoff to profit two native kids, Avery Stromeyer and Jonah Landry, was deliberate for March. That, Adams mentioned, was cancelled as a consequence of coronavirus precautions. Then a September golf match was cancelled as a consequence of Hurricane Sally.
Adams mentioned with groups cooking on each different gap and a bevy of beverage sponsors, golfers are assured a very good time on the match.
“You’ll eat and drink effectively,” he mentioned. “Now we have numerous sponsors and we’re nonetheless on the lookout for golfers.”
The match is slated for Oct. 23 at Grand Ridge Golf Membership in Luling with 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. flights. There’s a $75 payment for particular person golfers and a $300 payment per group.
“Grand Ridge … I can’t say how a lot they do for us,” Adams mentioned. “They do so much. Grand Ridge has been a associate with us for the reason that starting.”
Adams mentioned Dat Dads’ members have been working tirelessly to ensure the match is a hit in order that the beneficiaries are blessed.
Amanda Stromeyer mentioned she was speechless when she was contacted by the membership about her daughter Avery being a beneficiary.
“I had by no means heard of Dat Dads’ Membership,” she mentioned. “We had simply moved to Luling and was unfamiliar with the realm or the individuals. I bought a name from Claude explaining his affiliation and that they needed Avery to be a beneficiary. I consider the membership had seen the article within the Herald Information concerning the fundraiser that my husband’s cousin had began for Avery, and that’s how they knew about us.”
Amanda mentioned Avery, who will flip 2 on the finish of October, was identified with Cystic Fibrosis at 9 days previous.
“Avery goes with the movement – she adapts to her ever-changing remedy regimens and coverings,” Amanda mentioned. “We throw one other respiration remedy at her and he or she acts like she’s been doing it since being a child.”
Amanda mentioned Avery’s each day regimens embrace synthetic pancreatic enzymes at each meal, acid reflux disease drugs, nutritional vitamins, nebulized respiration remedies and vest remedy. She at the moment sees three pediatric specialists.
Jessica Landry mentioned she was overwhelmed with gratitude when she realized her son Jonah, 14 months previous, was chosen as a beneficiary of the match.
“Our focus as a household has solely been on ensuring Jonah stays wholesome and the financial side of it was merely a second thought,” she mentioned. “To know that members of this group heard our story and are keen to acknowledge Jonah is extraordinarily humbling. I don’t suppose we might ever specific simply how honored and appreciative we’re of St. Charles Parish and Dat Dads’ Membership.”
Since start, Jonah has been intubated 3 times and has had 9 blood transfusions. In January of this yr he underwent open coronary heart surgical procedure.
“We had no concept previous to his start that he can be identified with Down Syndrome,” Jessica mentioned. “Since his first breath he has taught me and our household issues we by no means thought possible. You suppose you’ll train your child about energy, whereas he’s displaying us how sturdy we might be throughout essentially the most troublesome time of his life.”
For extra info on Dat Dads’ Membership or to register for the match, go to www.datdadsclub.com.
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