The numbers are in, and we're delighted to report that the River Deep Foundation's 2023 Golf Fundraiser exceeded our fundraising goal by $5,000.
Our deepest thanks to the more than 100 people who participated in ways big and small during this Sept. 11 golf outing at the beautiful Jack Nicklaus Signature Meridian Golf Club in Englewood. Meridian provided a stellar course for golfers of all skill levels and a delectable breakfast and lunch from the comforts of a beautiful clubhouse with an excellent staff.
We have many thanks to extend, including to event emcee Conor McGahey, a veteran sports radio announcer currently serving as the voice of the NHL's Colorado Avalanche. To help us raise even more money during a live auction, the organization donated a hockey stick signed by the team's 2022-23 Leading Scorer and 2022 Stanley Cup winner Mikko Rantanen.
We also are grateful for these event sponsors and donors, whose generous gifts helped the River Deep Foundation exceed this year's goal:
The River Deep Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping military veterans and other individuals who have experienced physical, emotional, or psychological trauma -- and those who assist them -- to heal and re-engage in live through adventure, recreation and a network of support. Recreational outings are the cornerstone of our programming. They are funded, planned and organized by River Deep and serve a vital role in the healing process. River Deep is dedicated to providing the highest quality of experiences possible, and we work diligently to design events that specifically target the physical, social and emotional needs of our participants.