Twenty years ago, the Scottish Rite golf outing began as a fun event for members, with extra money going to RiteCare. Over the years, the annual golf benefit became one of the Scottish Rite signature events supporting the RiteCare Speech and Language Clinic. This year, the RiteCare Classic, held on June 13st at Pacific Springs Golf Club, grossed over $16,000 for speech and language services.
RiteCare Classic committee chair Buzz Garlock, 32° KCCH welcomed guests to the 21st annual RiteCare Classic and introduced Munroe-Meyer Director of Community Engagement Melonie Welsh, who spoke about the services and mission of MMI. Buzz also introduced Scottish Rite Brother, RiteCare Dad, and RiteCare Classic committee member T.J. Brumfield, 32°. T.J. spoke with passion about how he and wife Sarah have marveled at the progress daughter
Eva has made in her treatment for Apraxia. Her ability to communicate, to make herself understood, and to have conversations continue to amaze TJ and Sarah.
“As parents, we want to provide the best services for children so they can succeed in life,” said Buzz. “Thanks to our golfers today, we are able to help make a difference in the lives of children with speaking disorders.” With the generous support of golfers and sponsors, the annual RiteCare Classic has been able to raise well over $200,000 over the past 21 years!
Flight winners were Darrel Jackson, Dave Zuerlein, Jim Bennett and Chip McAuliffe, coming in 14 under par. The 2nd place teams at 12 under par were Brian Zahm, Brian Finn, Rich Toftness and Josh Toftness. Steve Barchus won the putting challenge.