Charity Golf Tournament raises more than $70,000 for Traumatic Brain Injuries

NOVSFOn October 3rd, 120 golfers came together at the 1757 Golf Club in Dulles, Virginia to participate in the 3rd Annual Northern Virginia Security Forum Charity Golf Tournament to benefit Kennedy Krieger Institute’s Center for Brain Injury Recovery. Participants enjoyed a beautiful day of golf, followed by a great evening filled with fun, comradery and lots of laughter.

The Northern Virginia Security Forum (NoVSF), a group of security professionals throughout the DC Metro area, chose Kennedy Krieger Institute as the beneficiary of their tournament after David Sawczuk told fellow members of the forum about his personal experiences with the Institute.

David’s son, Ben, received life-changing rehabilitation at Kennedy Krieger’s Pediatric Brain Injury Program after a serious accident at age 8. Ben had to relearn everything—walking, talking, breathing, and swallowing—but nine years later, he’s doing great.

“It is inspiring to see how the Sawczuk family and their community at the Northern Virginia Security Forum have come together for Kennedy Krieger,” said Michele Mueller, Director of Special Events at Kennedy Krieger Institute. “Their enthusiasm and tenacity to raise funds for the Institute will make a huge difference in the lives of other children and families we serve.”

Support from the event has helped fund brain injury research, patient transition from hospital to home, as well as much needed wheelchairs. This year’s tournament raised more than $70,000 for Kennedy Krieger Institute bringing their three year total to nearly $250,000!