Ashburn, VA (August 22, 2015) – After the passing of Broad Run’s Madison Small in April 2015, family, friends and teammates have found several ways to keep her memory alive. From fundraisers, media articles, honors in the Virginia House of Delegates, scholarship drives, and more. Most recently, the first Annual Madison Small Memorial Golf Tournament was held at the 1757 Golf Club on July 27th.
Madison Small’s former teammate Dani Cook, 2013 graduate of Broad Run, found a way to keep Madison’s memory alive! While having never experienced setting up a golf tournament, she actually led the inaugural event, The Annual Madison Small Memorial Golf Tournament. Once the event was kicked off and through the help of many sponsors, Viva Loudoun included, it spread like wildfire! According to Tim Small, they hoped to get 18 foursomes to participate. In the end with the nearly the entire community pitching in, there were 32 foursomes and it was a fantastic day for all involved. This event was a great way to raise money for scholarships to help local students and athletes in the community and further meningitis research and awareness.
The tournament organizers brought together family, friends and businesses for a “fun-filled day of golf, camaraderie, laughter and celebration in honor of Madison, and made the event a huge success. The event was a great success! The 32 foursomes totalled 128 golfers competing, and afterwards there were over 200 guests at the reception. There were more people on a waiting list wanting to participate in the tournament, but they were not able due to the course capacity at 1757 Golf Club.”
The raffle and silent auction also brought in great proceeds from some great prizes. Prizes and trophies were given out to the first and second place teams, and the last place team.
The winning foursome of the first Annual Madison Small Memorial Tournament included Brian Pittman, Connor Pittman, Mitch Pittman and David Trout, and the last place foursome included Drew Butler, Monika Guerrero, Christine Swartz, and Matthew Swartz. Everyone that came out had a great time and raised money for a great cause (local scholarships and meningitis research and awareness) in Madison’s honor.
Tim and Rachel Small were overjoyed with the outpouring of community support in the tournament and love for their daughter, Madison. Special thanks goes out to the 1757 Golf Club, sponsors, participants and attendees for a great event!
It is fitting to say that Madison is smiling down on everyone! We all have lost a beautiful young lady, but heaven has gained an angel.
Photos courtesy of Shelley Larrabee Photography.
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