Saturday is “Orange Out For ChadTough” Day at the Volvik Championship. The effort is designed to raise funds for the ChadTough Foundation, which works to increase awareness and funding for pediatric brain tumors.
The ChadTough Foundation is named in honor of Chad Carr, grandson of Michigan football legend Lloyd Carr and Hall of Fame Michigan safety Tom Curtis. Chad lost his fight with a pediatric brain tumor at age five. Orange was his favorite color.
The Volvik Championship is selling a special ChadTough Orange Ticket package, and will donate $10 from the sale of each $30 Orange Ticket directly to The ChadTough Foundation. The ticket package will only be available until May 15th.
The ChadTough Orange Ticket package will includes:
- One Saturday Grounds ticket
- One Orange Out for ChadTough! T-shirt\Your choice of one of these items (while supplies last):
- Sleeve of orange ChadTough Volvik golf balls
- an orange Volvik baseball hat
- an orange tee-holder made by Tee Bagz.
“At the age of 5, our beautiful son Chad lost his fight to DIPG (Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma), a pediatric brain tumor with a zero percent survival rate,” said Chad’s father Jason. “We created the ChadTough Foundation in his honor, to increase awareness and funding for pediatric brain tumors, which are the leading cause of cancer related death in children. We are grateful to the LPGA and Volvik for joining us in our mission and supporting our efforts to create change.”
To learn more about The ChadTough Foundation go to www.chadtough.org.
Another charity at the Tournament, Moving Day for MS, also coincidentally uses orange as their official color. Moving Day was formed by Air Force veteran and former touring golf pro Jimmy Dee Dowsett. Dowsett has Multiple Sclerosis and started the organization to benefit individuals with MS by providing items such as financial assistance, mobility solutions, adaptive equipment and more.
“It’s so exciting to be involved with this world-class event.” said the organization’s founder, Jimmy Dee Dowsett. “This will undoubtedly be one of our most important collaborative efforts. We are grateful to the LPGA, Volvik and all our collaborative partners who have graciously supported our efforts and certainly helped make this a reality for us.”
“Moving Day” is a golf term for the day (generally Saturday) when players “move” up and down the leaderboard to get into position for the final round.
To raise funds, Moving Day for MS is raffling off a special orange Volvik golf bag.