The Joey Wilkins Foundation (JWF), dedicated to assisting individuals with catastrophic spinal cord injuries, will host its 16th Annual Golf Tournament at Bear Creek Golf Club on Nov. 24.
The event will be held at the club, located at 3500 Bear Creek Court. A noon shotgun start will kick off the fundraising event.
Cost to play is $95 per person. Teams and individual players can register at www.joeywilkinsfoundation.org.
After the tournament, golfers are invited to attend a reception and dinner with live and silent auctions at 5:30 p.m. at Delaney Vineyards, located at 2000 Champagne Blvd. Non-golfers can also attend the dinner for $25 per person.
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Foundation members said their goal is to help those injured individuals live a productive life of independence.
Many people with spinal cord injuries are capable of living independently. With that in mind, the JWF’s mission is to assist paralyzed individuals as they adapt to the challenges of everyday living.
Home remodeling of bathrooms and ramps are examples of needed services that are not covered by many insurance plans or social services. Home needs often include something as basic as a bathroom remodel. Vehicle adaptations enable a paralyzed person to drive independently.
This year, the Joey Wilkins Foundation has helped two Grapevine residents, Will Rigby and Brittany Smith, who are working to regain their independence after their injuries.
About the Joey Wilkins Foundation: Since 1999, the foundation has been providing financial assistance to individuals with catastrophic spinal cord injuries. The foundation has supported a number of people in Grapevine and surrounding communities who needed assistance and a support network.
In the past 16 years, with the support of the community and all who participate in the annual golf tournament, the JWF has invested more than $700,000 in home remodeling and transportation to assist those recently paralyzed due to spinal cord injuries.