Megger, an electrical test and measurement provider, held its 15th annual charity event this past January: the Megger Distributor Golf Event, which raised $7,500 for Phoenix Children’s Hospital Foundation.
The event, held at Ahwatukee Country Club in Phoenix, Arizona, is organized in honor of 19-year-old cancer graduate Tyler Danner, who is now a sophomore at Northern Arizona University.
David Danner, National Distribution Manager for Megger, as well as Tyler’s father and event co-coordinator, said: “We are reminded each year what a wonderful cause this is. This year we had over 110 golfers participate. Their enthusiasm and love of the event touches us beyond words.”
After being diagnosed and treated for Rhabdomyosarcoma nine years ago at Phoenix Children’s Hospital, Tyler Danner’s father wanted to give back. “By arranging this event each year, and donating all of the proceeds to the foundation, is one way of showing our deep appreciation for the care they provided to Tyler. Megger makes all this possible and it is wonderful,” said Danner.
The event, which is hosted by Megger’s U.S. distribution team, authorized distributors, customers, employees, and representatives from Phoenix Children’s Hospital Foundation, raised an additional $2,000 more than last year’s event.
Mike Palmer, event co-coordinator and the Western Regional Distribution Sales Manager for Megger said, “We raised over $1,800 with the 50/50 raffle. The raffle winner, who wanted to remain anonymous, took home in excess of $900.” Additional donations were made by IEC Supply LLC and T’Equipment in support of the event.
“A 2016 Nissan Altima from Larry H Miller Nissan Mesa was also a potential prize for anyone who got a hole-in-one at Hole 12 from 165 yards away. No one claimed the prize this year,” said Danner.
The Phoenix Girls’ Choir raised $1,100 through the sale of $5 mulligans and $1 raffle tickets sold for a chance to win one of three gift baskets donated by Popcornopolis. And, for a second year in a row, Andy Augustyniak, Andrew Augustyniak, Jim Cooke, and Jamie Braley from Newark Electronics won the event.
“It is always so nice to see the overwhelming support from our customers, employees and vendors,” said Peg Houck, Marketing Manager for Megger U.S. distribution. “We truly appreciate all of the hard work and dedication that goes into supporting such a great cause.”