Nearly $1.5 million raised over the years
Ed Morse Golf Classic raises more than $125,000 for MDA
SouthFloridaSunrise.com Staff report
May 31--On Wednesday, May 16th Ted Morse and the Morse family hosted The 18th Annual Ed Morse Automotive Group Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) Golf Classic, raising an event record of $125,785.
“This year’s golf tournament was our most successful yet,” said Lauren Spalding, executive director of the Muscular Dystrophy Association of the Palm Beaches and Treasure Coast. “We are extremely grateful for the Ed Morse Automotive Group for their dedication and commitment to helping our families.”
Participants gathered for a fun-filled day of golf that included breakfast, a four-person shotgun scramble, the opportunity to win a car for a “hole-in-one,” cocktail hour, silent auction, live auction, lunch and an awards ceremony. Attending this year’s lunch and awards ceremony was eleven year old Hannah Westbrooks, the State of Florida’s 2012 MDA Goodwill Ambassador.
Since its inception in 1994, the Ed Morse Automotive Group Golf Classic has raised $1,345,023 to help local children and adults with 1 of 43 different types of neuromuscular diseases through the Muscular Dystrophy Association in Palm Beach County and the Treasure Coast providing repairs of wheelchairs, leg braces, and communication devices; physical therapy; occupational therapy; speech therapy; and a week-long summer camp at no charge to families.
The Muscular Dystrophy Association is a voluntary health agency working to defeat neuromuscular diseases through programs of worldwide research, comprehensive health and community services, and far-reaching professional and public health education. The Association's programs are funded almost entirely by individual private contributors. For more information about the MDA, visit www.mda.org.