Towanda, PA – We hear people say Thank You so many times a day that it gets easy to forget how truly special a thank you is. For Flynn Energy & Propane president EJ Flynn, a simple Thank You has the power to change a life.
Addressing a crowd of over 200 guests, Flynn shared a heartfelt Thank You to the crowd for its overwhelming support at Flynn Energy’s seventh annual charity golf tournament, which was held on Friday, June 2nd at the Towanda Country Club. The tournament raised $16,000 for four-year-old Ainsleigh Carrington from Rome, PA.
“Over the past seven years this tournament has raised over $70,000 for people that are suffering from various setbacks and illnesses. Flynn announced, “With the support of everyone at this tournament whether through donations, sponsorships or participation we have been able to change the lives of others. So, when we say thank you it just doesn’t seem like it’s enough.”
Ainsleigh Carrington has been diagnosed with Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome, which is caused by a severe infection of e.coli. In simple terms this means her body is destroying her red blood cells which in turn are clogging the filtering systems in her kidneys causing them to shut down. Over the course of her hospitalization, she had 2 surgeries and 8 dialysis treatments. Her kidneys did not respond as expected and now she is on an IV drug treatment called Soliris. Every two weeks, for an indefinite amount of time, she must receive this treatment which costs $20,000 each time.
The tournament featured 36 teams taking part in the 18-hole scramble event all vying for an opportunity to hoist the Flynn Cup.
The event kicked off in grand fashion with opening ceremonies including a 21-gun salute and playing of the taps by the Towanda VFW. Flynn made a few opening remarks and then the teams broke to begin the tournament. Participants were treated to a lunch and live music from local musician Justin Raynor.
After the event the teams stuck around for the awarding of door prizes, 50/50 drawing, and on course prizes. Flynn wrapped the event up with the awarding of the Flynn Cup to Falcon Flowback (Chuck Kellog, Dave Straley, Chad Kelley and JD Davidson), and a big announcement during his closing remarks.
“This tournament continues to get bigger and bigger every year. I want to Thank our sponsors for their generous contributions for today’s tournament; Platinum sponsor: Panda Liberty; Gold sponsor: Howard Energy; Silver sponsors: Stevensville Auto Body, Moore’s Auto Sales, Cummins Sales & Service, Mountain Energy, Henry Dunn Insurance & Real Estate, Southwestern Energy, Flynn Propane, Wayne Township Landfill, Abma’s Heating & Cooling, Dr. John Cox Chiropractic, Barrett Century Farms, Towanda VFW, Superior Supply, Woody’s Ale House & Grille, Cintas, and Cargill.”
“I want to personally thank Adam Diaz of Diaz Companies Group. Adam pulled me aside to offer a matching donation towards this year’s contribution to Ainsleigh. Adam is a great example of why it is important to shop local.” Flynn said.
Diaz is a local entrepreneur from Montrose, PA and is the president and CEO of the Diaz Companies Group, which is a group of successful businesses serving both residential and commercial industries. Diaz’s companies include Diaz Manufacturing, Diaz Stone & Pallet, Diaz Disposal, and Diaz Forest Products.
“I can’t say Thank You enough to each one of you for being a part of this. We are all truly making a difference in little Ainsleigh’s life today.”
Donations can be made to Ainsleigh online by visiting https://www.youcaring.com/ainsleighcarrington-745112.