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7th Annual Swing Against Melanoma (S.A.M). Golf Scramble a success


August 8, 2015 – The 7th Annual Swing Against Melanoma golf tournament held at Rock Hollow on August 8, 2015 was an incredible success. The tournament was held to raise funds to help support melanoma awareness in memory of Sam Murphy who passed away from the disease in August of 2008. Sam’s family, along with the help of the Northern Indiana Community Foundation created the S.A.M. Foundation in efforts to raise awareness about the prevention of melanoma.

Thank you to all the golfers that supported this event. With 21 teams the event brought in over $9,000. The winning team consisted of Kurt Keifer, Chuck Bellar Dave VanBaalen and Jeff Zimmerman. Second place went to the team of Dr. James Hall, Dr. Dallas Bowditch, Chad Higgins and David Workman.

Thanks to the staff at Rock Hollow who made the event run smoothly and professionally. Thank you to Dave VanBaalen and Subway for supplying lunch and Beef O’ Brady’s with wings for the golfers.

In memory of Sam Murphy and his desire to educate everyone about melanoma, the ENTIRE Murphy family (way too many of us to list) extends their thanks and appreciation to all of you that supported this event. We hope to see you again next year on July 31, 2016 for the 8th Annual Swing Against Melanoma (S.A.M.) Golf Tournament. For more information about the SAM Foundation contact the NICF.

Welcome to the Miami County Community Foundation
Miami County is a wonderful community with a rich heritage, steeped in history. Since 1993, Miami County Community Foundation has brought caring people and charitable endeavors together for the good of this great community. The Community Foundation gives donors flexible and tax-effective ways to ensure their charitable giving. We work to build substantial endowment funds for our community through contributions large and small.

Miami County Community Foundation is proud to be a part of the Northern Indiana Community Foundation (NICF). The NICF allows us to maximize our investment benefits and be more cost efficient. This way Miami County donations can do more—right here in Miami County.

So far, Miami County Community Foundation has dispersed nearly 5.2 million dollars in grants and scholarships. Currently the Community Foundation holds over $7.6 million in assets and administers over 140 funds.