Woolfington legacy grows with 4th annual golf outing
PLYMOUTH — A simple promise made to a friend has grown into an opportunity for many as the legacy of Craig Woolfington lives on in his hometown.
Several years ago Woolfington died suddenly and tragically of cancer. Mark Lindsey made a promise to his friend that he would be sure that Woolfington’s daughter Kate would attend college. Along with another close friend of Woolfington’s, Tony Plothow, the pair have done their best the past few years to raise money for that cause.
They’ve done so well that they have expanded their friend’s legacy to help many other people.
Along with Kate’s scholarship fund, the group works with the Marshall County Community Foundation to make contributions to fund cancer research at the group’s Alma Mater — Purdue University — and have established the Craig Woolfington Scholarship for a local high school senior headed to college. This year’s scholarship recipient was Plymouth’s Kelly Hoeffler.
“When they find out it’s for Craig and what we are doing, people are really happy to help,” said Lindsey. “Craig and his family mean a lot to a lot of people, and it really hasn’t been difficult to get people involved especially when they learn they’re helping other people too.”
In the last four years Lindsey and Plothow have been able to raise close to $13,000 each year to go to the cause.
The annual golf tournament for the cause will be held on July 20 at the Plymouth Country Club. Some spots are still available for golfers, individuals can play for $80 and a team spot is $320. Lunch, dinner and beverages are provided.
There will also be a silent auction that will include hotel packages, sports memorabilia and many other items.
For more information or to reserve your spot call Lindsey at 574-219-1014.