PHILADELPHIA, PA, August 20, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/
-- Golfer Troy Reddell
has two main passions in his life: golf and charities. For the past several years, he has partaken in his company's charitable golf tournament that is designed to assist organizations like Make A Wish Foundation. Other functions around the world are following this practice and hosting their own charity golf outings. One particular Missouri town has started raising funds through a golf tournament for a boy suffering from a severe medical condition.
An article posted on NewsmagazineNetwork.com talks about third-grader Chance Cole. Chance was diagnosed with a brain tumor when he was two years old. Although it was inoperable, Mr. and Mrs. Cole took their son to multiple sessions at the local hospital to treat the tumor. Chance has gone through two chemotherapy sessions over the course of 18 months. Unfortunately, these treatments did not make Chance's life any easier and the tumor has taken away most of his sight.
There have been some small positives that have come about during treatments. In 2009, the Cole family traveled to Texas to get Chance a proton beam radiation treatment. This helped stabilize the brain tumor, preventing its growth. The family is regularly fighting to keep the tumor under control.
The Cole family was also facing financial difficulties following the hospital treatments. Mr. and Mrs. Cole both work full time jobs and have missed multiple days of work to take care of their child. They were afraid of facing bankruptcy until someone assisted them in 2007. A family friend established the Chance Cole Fund to help offset medical expenses. This led to the creation of a charitable golf outing that raises funds each year. Four people can partner up for the price of $125 to join the outing. This price includes a full game of golf with 18 holes, lunch, dinner, drinks, and entry to an auction. People who do not wish to golf can pay $35 to partake in the dinner. All proceeds will go towards the Chance Cole Fund.
Troy Reddell notes how the Chance Cole Fund appreciates support of any kind. Donations, sponsorships, and items for the silent auction are all helpful components in making the event successful.
"It's quite touching to see the community come together like this," says Troy Reddell. "It's such a shame to see a young boy having to go through these types of medical conditions. It's also hard to see his family struggling financially. Medical treatments aren't cheap. That's why it's great that someone pulled together this golf outing." For seven years, people have been chipping in and showing their support. Golf and charities are helping to bring the community together.
Troy Reddell hopes that the family receives more support when they host the golf outing on Saturday, August 24th.
is an avid golfer with a single digit handicap. He has played the sport for many years for both recreation and charity. Each year, he participates in his company's golf outing that raises funds for the Make A Wish Foundation and Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Reddell has played in various locations around the world, including the United States, the UK, Fiji, and Bali. His goal is to play all of Australia's top 20 courses. Reddell is also an avid traveler.