The Annual Tom Olen Memorial Golf Tournament
Every year O’LYN Roofing hosts their annual Tom Olen Memorial Golf Outing at Brookmeadow Country Club in Canton. The annual tournament is held in honor of long-time employee and resident of the Neponset Valley community, Tom Olen, who passed away from cancer in 2010. All of the proceeds from the golf tournament are used to support cancer research organizations, financially assist families struggling with cancer, and persons in need of organ transplants.
Last year, 84 golfers and 105 dinner attendees attended the event, helping raise over $13,000 in funds that will go directly to beneficiaries of the Tom Olen Memorial Fund.
Previous recipients of support from the Tom Olen Memorial Fund include the Paint Her Pink Foundation, Promise For Purple, We Love Jesse, the Make-A-Wish/Long Beach Polar Bears, the Furbush Children’s Fund, and Colton’s Crusade. We have also provided direct support to individuals and families struggling to finance the secondary costs associated with their fight against cancer, such as travel and accommodation for treatment, child educational and enrichment activities, and general overhead and sustenance expenses. Additionally, we award an annual $5,000 scholarship to an entering college undergraduate affected by cancer.
Each year our golf tournament attracts hundreds of attendees and sponsors. With generous contributions from local businesses who provided us with exciting raffle items, we have raised tens of thousands of dollars and made direct impacts on the lives of families in our community. Some of the most successful donations we received in the past have included gift cards and activity packages that provide recipients the opportunity to get out, explore, and experience what local businesses in our area have to offer. We are asking for the continued generosity of the local business community to help ensure the success of the event.
Due to COVID-19, we have decided not to host a golf tournament in 2021. However, our $5,000 student scholarship will still be offered for all eligible applicants! If your in the position to, please continue to support the Tom Olen Memorial Fund through individual or business contributions via the PayPal link below.