Omaha, Nebraska 2021-06-07 11:45:52 –
Omaha, Nebraska (KMTV) — When Dan Dolezal turned 50, instead of having a party, he gathered some friends to play golf.
He asked each to bring $ 50 and donated all the money. The birthday party has turned into an annual fundraising activity and now lasts for 19 years.
“We’re in the 19th year and it’s getting bigger and bigger. The support we get and the repetitive support we get is great. I often hear that this is the best they participate in every year. It’s an event and shows that we’re heading in the right direction, “says Dolezal.
The money collected in the tournament will be donated to American Great Plains paralyzed veterans. Supports sports and fitness programs.
Over the years, the tournament has raised over $ 650,000 and Great Plains PVA has been able to open a new fitness center for people with disabilities.
“The community in the area supports veterans very well, which is a good deal,” said Dave Nelson, National Director of Great Plains PVA. “It’s a humble experience because people are really kind. The pandemic slowed people down, but we followed the pandemic rules last year and of course worked well. Around Omaha and the Council Bluffs.”
Dolezal is pleased to be able to give back to organizations that help improve the quality of life for people.
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