Larry the Cable Guy’s Git-R-Done Golf Classic Aces It Again
The Git-R-Done Foundation pulled off the hugely successful 2nd Annual Git-R-Done Golf Classic recently. With help from sponsors like Cabela’s, Larry brought friends from near and far to raise money for charity. Guests were treated with a laugh filled party and round of golf that included celebrity guests, Super Bowl Champion Quarterback Joe Theismann, Bruce Hall, Dave Amato and Brian Hitt from the classic rock band REO Speedwagon, PGA’s Boo Weekley and local Huskers favorites, Johnny Rodgers and Mark Banker.
“What better way to raise money than to have fun?” said Larry the Cable Guy, AKA Dan Whitney. “The 2nd Annual Git-R-Done Golf Classic was a big hit and we hope the third will be even bigger!”
This year’s lead gift supported The Bryan Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Rooftop Healing Garden. The rooftop garden is a dedicated outdoor/indoor space for families experiencing the hardship of an extended hospital stay. While most hospital stays for expecting parents and babies are only a few days; each year more than 500 babies are cared for in the Bryan NICU due to prematurity, congenital disorder or other pregnancy complications. Some families find themselves in need of extended care and services and those days, weeks and months can be difficult to face inside the hospital walls. The garden will be a respite area for families and caregivers outside the confines of the hospital and create near-by access to a pleasant outdoor environment devoted to reducing stress, anxiety and emotional distress and while increasing decision-making clarity and a sense of well-being.
“We’re grateful to Larry the Cable Guy and the Git-R-Done Foundation for choosing the Bryan Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Rooftop Healing Garden,” said Bob Ravenscroft, vice president of advancement and chief development officer for Bryan Health. “This puts us over the top of our fundraising goal for this phase of our project allowing us to start construction in July, and propels us into Phase II of the campaign which is to secure $2.5 million for ongoing programmatic and capital support of our NICU.”
Additional funds from the event will be used to support The Git-R-Done Foundation’s mission to support children and veterans’ charity organizations. This year’s event was SOLD OUT in February so stay tuned for information on The 3rd Annual Git-R-Done Golf Classic!