The National Runaway Safeline (NRS) is proud to honor The Longest Day of Golf (LDOG) as our June 2016 donor of the month. Dating back to 1994, this fundraising legacy celebrates the lives of loved ones that have passed and supports the critical work of selected nonprofits. NRS could not have been more thrilled when we found out that we were the selected recipient of this year’s Longest Day of Golf fundraiser. We owe Joyce Sapir, board member, Spirit of Youth task force co-chair, and liner, a big thank you, for connecting us with this great group.
On Wednesday, June 22, 2016, a group of six golfers (David Brown, Steve Brown, Steve Goldsher, Ben Kopin, Craig Krandel, and Glen Krandel) set out to raise upwards of 40,000 dollars doing something they love…golfing! As the name implies, they played for quite a while. Most participants play 60+ holes and were on the course for well over 12 hours! NRS is so impressed with their extraordinary efforts and dedication. One of the golfers, Steve Brown, shared a little bit about his experience at this year’s LDOG:
“Hard to have a better day than waking up at 4:15, teeing off at 5:45, and playing golf until it’s too dark to see and, in doing so, raise $40,000 for great charities. For many years, I thought my friends and family were nervous to hear from me at this time of year, but, to the contrary, I typically get 10 emails asking who we’re supporting this year and when they can expect my letter. Longest day reflects the amazing power and giving nature of our community. I’m proud to be part of this group and thrilled to help agencies like National Runaway Safeline.”
Another golfer, Craig Krandel, also weighed in on his experience this year:
“On behalf of our group, I would like to say that we were most pleased to be able to raise funds for a most worthy recipient this year. As is typical, our Longest Day of Golf was full of laughs and lots of golf while looking to the sky to see what weather, if any, would befall us. Again, despite predictions for heavy rains, etc. we pretty well escaped it all. I attribute it to the karma we generate each year in this endeavor. Most of us played 60+ holes which as 55+ -ers does take a little out of you….;) Thank you for allowing us to carry the torch this year for National Runaway Safeline and wishing you all a great balance of your summer and kudos to all that you do for the troubled youth who reach to you.”
Thank you to all those who participated in the Longest Day of Golf 2016. It’s people like you who allow the National Runaway Safeline to continue on its mission to keep runaway, homeless and at-risk youth safe and off the streets.
David Brown, Steve Brown, Steve Goldsher, Ben Kopin, Craig Krandel, Glen Krandel, Paul Lopata