For the last several years, Nick Crivella's family golf tournament has raised more than $100,000 for Casey Cares, which provides programs to critically ill children and their families.
Crivella said the tournament started out as a family outing, but the participation was so good, they decided to turn it into a charity endeavor. The tournament raised funds for the American Cancer Society in 2009, and benefited a FBI scholarship fund in 2010.
The eighth annual Crivella Golf Tournament was held on Sept. 14 at the Musket Ridge Golf Club in Myersville, MD.
“Having a close relative die of cancer at an early age, we understand what so many Casey Cares families are going through, said Crivella. “If we can help them enjoy life together while they’re going through such adversity, we feel we have made a difference.”
In an email to participants and those who helped make the tournament possible, Crivella thanked everyone for their support, and said his family "could not be more proud."
“We are so honored once again that this generous family chose Casey Cares to give to,” said Casey Baynes, the charity’s founder. “This will help us provide hundreds of heartwarming activities in time for the holidays.”
The Crivella family was honored at the charity’s gala with the 2013 Champion of Children Award.