For the first time ever To The Moon And Back hosted a golf tournament at Plymouth Country Club which is a private, highly rated golf destination in Plymouth, MA. This event raised nearly $14,000 for our children. Based on the success of the event we are already planning this as a repeat event next year to be help on October, 3, 2022. Please reach out to Andy Harmon at firstname.lastname@example.org as the event signup will be live after the first of the year and we will be looking for both golfers and sponsors! Thank you to this year’s Title Sponsor Marty’s GMC & Buick and to our dinner sponsors Brian & Grace Concannon! We’d also like to extend our thanks to Bob Hollis and the Plymouth Recovery Center who donated the date for the tournament.
We also want to highlight our 2021 Sam’s Award winner which was presented at the tournament. In the past the award has been presented at our Prom Gala but with COVID we were unable to host the past few years. However, we didn’t want that to stop us from singing the praises of our recipient and Sam’s dear friend Christine Alicandro Karnolt, CEO of Marty’s GMC & Buick. Christine has been our staunch supporter since our inception in 2017. She has been instrumental in getting the word out about our cause, engaging the local community, and financially supporting many of our programs that support our kids and families. She has shown time and again that her heart is with our children. A heartfelt thank you from our children and families.
Where Will the Money Go?
Long term outcomes for our children are still being studied and this has been a challenge in developing best practices in their care. Currently, the studies that are underway are not expected to be complete for the next decade. In the meantime our children continue to struggle developmentally, with minimal guidance from the providers that you would typical turn to for support like pediatricians, daycare providers, and schools.
To the Moon and Back has partnered with Child Trends to complete our own research study in 2022. Child Trends is the nation’s leading research organization who focuses on improving the lives of vulnerable children and families through its work. We expect results to be available within the year.
The money raised from the golf tournament is going directly towards kicking off this research. It will allow us to add more children to our study as well as make it possible for us to publish our findings and develop an educational training package around the results.
We are excited to announced our Golf Tournament coming on September 27, 2021.
Players are invited to golf on the exclusive America’s Hometown Course at the Plymouth Country Club. This course is usually only open to members, so don’t miss out!
Join us and help make this fundraiser a success!
Space is LIMITED! Please register early.
Complete this form and return along with your payment as soon as possible.
LIMITED FIELD! ONLY 112 GOLFERS.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Tournament Registration 11am
Announcements 11:45 – 11:55am
SHOT GUN START NOON
Awards & Dinner 5-7pm
Silent Raffle / Auction ALL DAY
Player Snack Bag
FOURSOME FEE $800 // $200 PER PLAYER
Check made payable to: To The Moon and Back
Dinner Only Ticket: $75
Player Registration Form
It’s official! Sam’s story has a title and the book is off to the publishing house! And… Sam is smiling! “Sam the Superhero and His Super Life” was the brainchild of Sophia Markella. Sophia is 8 years old and lives in Marshfield. She is a second grade student at Governor Winslow School, in Marshfield. Her hobbies include playing soccer, lacrosse, dancing, bike riding, and FaceTiming with her friends. She loves the beach and spending time with her family/friends. When she grows up, she aspires to be a teacher. She is an avid reader and looks forward to reading the book she named, “Sam the Superhero and his Super Life.”
Winner receives an Autographed copy of the book and To The Moon And Back will donate 20 copies wherever Sophia chooses!
Stay tuned for release date, ordering options, and Sophia’s choice recipient for the 20 copies!!
It’s time to turn the page on Sam’s book! Please help us pick a title and go to print. We were joyfully overwhelmed with the response of 182 entries, thank you so much! We have chosen our top 5 submittals, and would like your input on choosing the title. Please vote for your favorite with the form below. We will hold a week of voting and the title with the most votes will win. One vote per person please. The winner will be announced on May 18th.
We will be honoring the winner with one book signed by the authors and illustrator, and an additional 20 books donated to the libraries or schools of their choice. We also look forward to doing virtual readings with librarians and teachers and to provide copies in schools this fall. To the Moon and Back will provide books directly to the school, library, charity or community center in the winner’s name. The winner should not expect compensation or royalties from naming the book. Copyright will belong to To The Moon and Back.