Wasilla, Alaska- On June 20th, 2014, Alaskans stayed up into the late hours of the night, celebrating summer solstice and raising $3,850 for the Arthritis Foundation.
Midnight Sun Home Care, a business that provides in-home care for seniors and other adult needs, teamed up with Beacon Media+ Marketing and held Alaska’s first Midnight Sun Charity Golf Classic “Swing into Solstice” to raise funds for the Arthritis Foundation.
“Arthritis is a disease that does not discriminate, affecting one out of five people,” said Kevin Turkington, the founder and CEO of Midnight Sun Home Care. “ The Arthritis Foundation does so much to improve the quality of life for those suffering from the disease. We wanted to promote their work through the event.”
The Midnight Sun Charity Golf Classic began at 7 p.m. at the Settler’s Bay Golf Course with over 140 players and an abundance of hard working volunteers in attendance. The event started out warm and sunny with players enjoying the company of fellow golfers and the cold beer provided by Midnight Sun Brewing Company.
At midnight, the weather turned sour and presented a downpour of rain as well as lightning and thunder. However, like true Alaskans, the weather could not stop the fun spirit of those involved and golfers continued to laugh and enjoy themselves.
“We were delighted by the amount of people who attended the Midnight Sun Charity Golf Classic. Everyone enjoyed the enthusiasm provided by all the players and volunteers,” said Jennifer Christensen, the Vice President of Beacon Media+ Marketing.
Overall, Midnight Sun Home Care could not be more pleased over the turnout of the event, and gives thanks to all the businesses and volunteers who helped contribute to the event’s success.
Plans are already in the making for the Midnight Sun Charity Golf Classic “Swing into Solstice” to become an annual event, with hopes of raising $10,000 in funds for next year.
Kevin Turkington, Midnight Sun Home Care
241 E 5th Ave., Suite 204
Anchorage, AK 99501