LONGMEADOW, Mass. (WGGB) — On a day when most people are doing whatever they can to stay out of the heat, there’s a group of people playing a lot of golf, all to raise money for cancer research.
It’s for Ken O’Neill’s 16th Annual Dawn to Dusk Golf Marathon at the Longmeadow Country Club. Ken lost his battle to cancer, but his nephew Mike and friend Tom Burke play 108 holes from dawn to dusk.
They’re joined by friends like Richard Kos and ABC40′s own Dave Madsen for a round and to continue Ken’s mission.
Mike O’Neill says, “Ken had colon cancer himself and wanted to give something back to those who were fighting the disease and he had called me and said let’s play 100 holes and it ended up being 108 holes and every once in a while I think, why do we do this and the main reason is to raise money for the Jimmy Fund.”
A long day of golf ends, with a 109th hole celebration at the HuKeLau in Chicopee.
By the way, Ken O’Neill’s Dawn to Dusk Golf Marathon has raised over $500,000 for the Jimmy Fund.