Axiom Tournament Raises Over $20,000 for Fisher Houses of Washington
October 27, 2005
Falls Church, Virginia. A perfect autumn morning brought 124 members of the Axiom Resource Management, Inc., workforce, their friends and colleagues to the rolling hills of Ft. Belvoir, Virginia, for a day of golf, good cheer, and good works. The company's 4th annual charity golf tournament raised $20,106 to benefit the Fisher House Foundation.
For the second year, 100 percent of the money raised will be dedicated to supporting the Fisher Houses of the Washington area. In two years, the tourney has donated over $36,000 to this cause.
At a post-golf awards luncheon, Axiom Partners Doug Peardon & Keving Riley presented the check to Jim Weiskopf, the Foundation's Vice President for Communications. "Axiom is extremely proud of our association with the Fisher House Foundation," said Peardon. "We admire and respect the work they do, and we look forward to working with them in the years ahead."
A total of 33 Fisher Houses are located on the campus of 23 military and veterans medical centers, offering military families the chance to lodge as close as possible to loved ones who require hospitalization for wounds, illness, or serious injury. Fisher Houses open their doors to eligible families, often at no cost. When families can help defray the costs of housing, the average charge is less than $10 a day; in some cases, lodging is provided at no cost.
Weiskopf expressed thanks for Axiom's support. "On behalf of the Fisher House Foundation, I offer our heartfelt thanks to Axiom," he said. "We would not be able to help America's military personnel and their families without the generous support of companies like yours."
Four wounded soldiers, recovering at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, participated in the tournament. Two (Army Capts. Marc Giamatteo and Troy O'Donley) were on the team that won the tournament, and Sgt. Michelle Saunders, US Army, won the prize for the woman's longest drive. Army Staff Sgt. Dan Nevins, while not garnering any trophies, simply enjoyed a nice day of golf on a beautiful day.
Unfortunately, one prize went unclaimed: a 2006 Ford Mustang that would become the property of any golfer who hit a hole-in-one on the 15th hole. The sleek Mustang, provided by Ted Britt Ford of Fairfax, Virginia, returned safely to the showroom after the tourney. Many golfers, wishing they had hit the hole-in-one, looked wistfully at the Mustang as they departed the course in their same old cars.
For more information contact Frank Cumberland, Vice President for Communications, Axiom Resource Management, Inc., 703.998.0327 Ext 222.