On Saturday, December 3, The Gallery Golf Club held its 8th Annual “Golf For A Tu Nidito Child” Tournament. Tu Nidito is a local charitable organization that provides comfort, hope, and support to seriously ill and grieving children – entirely free of charge.
Children like Luke, Leila and Damien
Luke is ten years old and his dad, his best friend, died last year. Luke attends grief support group at Tu Nidito. Leila is three-year-old has kidney cancer. She receives one-on-one support from a Tu Nidito case manager. Damien, whose mom also died last year, is only four years old. Damien attends a Tu Nidito grief support group with other kids his age.
72 Gallery members and non-members participated. Each foursome was paired with a Tu Nidito child. While the children were not present at the tournament, each team got a photo and the story of the child they were golfing for.
The event included a round of golf on The Gallery North Course and lunch with a silent auction and raffle. $100 of the entry fee went to Tu Nidito. More than $14,000 was raised in all, bringing the 8-year total benefit from this event to just under $100,000.
“Obviously, the opportunity to play The Gallery is a tremendous draw, but the cause is what makes the day for the participants.” said Tournament Member Coordinator Miles Weigold. “We hope to continue to grow the event to provide even more funding for Tu Nitido’s important work.”
“The Gallery tournament was originally Co-chaired by Gallery Members Bob Colburn and Al Fischer, who also are ardent supporters of the Tu Nidito efforts”, said Gallery General Manager Phil Satterfield. “These members have, through the years, been very vocal in rallying other Club members to this worthy cause and it shows during the event, and when we have contact with the Tu Nidito organization.”
Tu Nidito Provides Hope
Tu Nidito provides comfort, hope and support to children whose lives have been impacted by the most difficult times imaginable. Grief support through ongoing support groups for children and teenagers who are grieving the death of a loved one. Tu Nidito provides a safe place where grieving children can share their loss experiences in a caring, supportive environment.
Support for children with serious medical conditions in both one-on-one and group sessions. Services are designed to assist each family member through the difficulty and stress of diagnosis, change in prognosis, and course of treatment. Masters level social workers, case managers and highly trained volunteers provide individualized support to the diagnosed child, their siblings and their families.
Tu Nidito also offers ongoing support groups for children and teenagers who have a parent diagnosed with cancer or other serious medical condition.
In addition to The Gallery’s “Golf For A Tu Nidito Child” Tournament, Tu Nidito is the primary beneficiary of El Tour de Tucson.
All of Tu Nidito’s funding comes from our community’s generosity. There are several ways you too can donate to Tu Nidito. Online at www.tunidito.org, by phone 520.322.9155 or mail to Tu Nidito, 3922 N Mountain Avenue, Tucson, AZ 85719