Keeping the Spirit Alive

August 26th, 2012 No Comments Tags: , ,

I couldn’t be any more proud of a certain nephew of mine and his friends aka “Team Darko”. These “cream of the croppers”, mid-twenty somethings banned together to organize a fab fundraiser for their university friend who passed away some years ago. Actually, truth be told they have organized one fundraiser or another just about each year since his passing to keep his spirit alive.

It seemed like almost a hundred people came out to join in the event – a golf shotgun tourney. The sky was blue, the temp was up as butterflies fluttered around. Fun was had by all, that’s for sure.

I must admit I had a lump in my throat a few times during the event for many reasons. Seeing all of these grown up kids giving unselfishly of their time and money for a worthy cause was truly inspiring. It seems everybody’s so busy running around doing so much these days – who has any extra time to devote to such things? Many are complaining about how tight budgets are too. Nonetheless this gang gave their time, money, spirit and creativity so unselfishly.

Yes there are leaders among us you might not necessarily spot in a crowd. This group transformed the reputation of the “Me Generation” to the “We Generation” on that fine day. Yes a group who could have come up with a hundred legitimate excuses why they couldn’t organize this, stepped up to the plate and hit a grand slam out of the park.

Thanks Team Darko for inspiring me this fine summer’s weekend. And remember “No giving up EVER!” DD

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