Family, friends plan golf outing in memory of Mt. Pleasant man
“He had a quick wit with a quirky sense of humor, and that is how we want him remembered,” said Kara Fullman of her brother, Corey Moximchalk of Mt. Pleasant, who was killed in an automobile accident on March 9. “He was great with one-liners, and he always had a lot of fun.”
Fullman and a group of family and friends are planning a golf outing in memory of Moximchalk, who was an avid golfer and an advocate for The First Tee, an organization that instills important values in children through the sport of golf, like honesty, integrity, sportsmanship, respect, confidence, responsibility, perseverance, courtesy and good judgment.
“He used to talk to me about First Tee,” committee member and friend Sharalyn Deflorio said. “It was something he really wanted to get involved with.”
The committee felt it was natural to have a golf outing in Moximchalk's memory since the sport was one of his passions.
“Corey was a happy, fun-loving, generous and caring man with a kind heart and an amazing sense of humor,” Fullman said. “He had a passion for golf that was instilled in him by his grandfather, Jack Boytim, at an early age. He became a professional caddie by the Professional Caddie Foundation, worked with many golf professionals and celebrities and had recently graduated from the Keiser University in Port St. Lucie, Fla., with a degree in golf management, specializing in golf instruction.”
Fullman said her brother was passionate about teaching children the sport, and The First Tee was exactly the type of organization he wanted to work with.
“He wanted to try to start up some type of instructional program for youths in the area,” Fullman said. “There is nothing like that around.”
The outing will be held on Sept. 8 at Norvelt Golf Club.
The committee is accepting teams for registration. The group is looking for event sponsors, with several price tiers available for groups or individuals interested in making the event a success. In addition, there will be a Chinese auction at the outing; the committee is accepting donations to be included.
“His school donated a set of golf clubs,” Fullman said of the auction. “We are getting donations from all over the area.”
The outing will consist of four-person scramble teams. Prizes will be awarded for the first-, second- and last-place teams. There will be awards for longest drive, longest putt, closest to the pin and holes in one.
A dinner will be held at 5:30 p.m., in which people not participating in the outing can attend to be a part of the festivities for $25.
The committee wants to make the event an annual outing and hopes to not only have a day of fun and laughter in memory of Moximchalk, but take that day as an opportunity to bring awareness to the importance of using good judgment in all aspects of life.
“Good life choices are important and if we can help one person, or save one person by making them aware of the importance of using good judgment, then we will have accomplished something,” friend and committee member Bill Matthews said.
He added that the outing will also be a way to take all of Moximchalk's loved ones on a path of acceptance. “This is helping us to heal.”
Matthews stressed that the outing will be a day of fun, with several side events geared toward simply having a good time.
“If you come that day intending to play a serious game of golf, then you will be disappointed. It's all about having a good time in Corey's memory,” he said.
The committee expressed thanks to all who donated and are supporting the outing.
The event will begin with a shotgun start at 1:15 p.m., rain or shine, with registration from noon to 1 p.m. Cost is $85 per person, which includes green and cart fees, buffet dinner, refreshments and prizes.
Registration for golf will be taken through Aug. 19, but donations will be accepted until the day of the event. Call 724-516-1792 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
Marilyn Forbes is a freelance writer.
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