September 17, 2014
Superstars were on hand at the UHCCF Golf Classic at Manor Country Club in Rockville, Maryland on September 8th. The list of participants included Washington Redskins Hall of Famer Charles Mann, Baltimore Ravens Cheerleaders and many local and national business leaders. But there was no bigger star in attendance than a young boy named Jayden, from Lexington, SC. This amazing seven-year-old was in attendance to share his inspiring story and infectious smile as one of the thousands of grant recipients UHCCF has helped in recent years.
The event’s hosts – Kevin Ruth, Michael Keating and Tammy O’Hare – welcomed over 100 golfers for a day of sport, contests, food and friends. And when the day was done, $85,000 had been raised to support future medical grants for children. The total is $10,000 greater than last year’s amount and demonstrates the impact we can all have when we come together for a cause. Of course, none of it could have happened without the tireless efforts of scores of UHCCF volunteers, led by the uncompromising vision of Jeanette Hager and her team. Plans are already underway for next year’s event. We can’t wait!
About this year’s featured grant recipient:
Jayden W., Age 7 - Lexington, SC
Jayden is an extraordinary and social little boy who is extremely inquisitive, creative and bright. He loves superhero action figures, swimming, fishing, building things with Legos and on the video game, Minecraft. Jayden was diagnosed with a sinus venosus ASD and partial anomalous pulmonary venous return at birth.
The UHCCF grant was able to help give Jayden the heart surgery that he needed and has helped offer him a better quality of life. A little boy with a great personality and sense of humor, his energy level has soared. His doctor said he will “go places.” We think so too!