Approximately 3.1 million people in the U.S. suffer from IBD, with the highest growing population of those being diagnosed are patients under the age of 18. The mission of the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation is to cure Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, and to improve the quality of life of children and adults affected by these diseases. The Foundation sponsors basic and clinical research of the highest quality. They also offer a wide range of educational programs for patients and healthcare professionals, while providing supportive services to help people cope with these chronic intestinal diseases. These programs are supported solely through donors, grants, fundraising efforts, and sponsors.
For more information, please visit their website: Homepage | Crohn's & Colitis Foundation (crohnscolitisfoundation.org)
OPG is proud to be a sponsor of the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation TopGolf Fore a Cure event. OPG's Pros will be walking the floors helping golfers with their swing and raffling tickets for mulligan shots. This event will take place on Monday night, April 25th from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM.
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Sponsoring TopGolf Fore a Cure brings OPG's business interests together with the philanthropic desires of the owners to give back to the community where we operate. OPG's owners, Paul and Jana Sarratori, have been active volunteers for the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation ever since their niece, Rayna, was diagnosed with Crohn's the day before her 12th birthday. Rayna spent 2 years on nutritional therapy, learning to alter her diet and managing the life-style changes that come with this diagnosis. This will be her life until a cure is found. For the past 5 years, Jana has lead Rayna's Warriors (their family team) engagement in local events like Take Steps, Spin4, Touch of Football, and the annual Gala. Rayna's Warriors has been recognized several times as a top fundraising team and was awarded the Catalysts for Change award in 2020. Rayna's Warriors believes it is not a matter of if, but when a cure will be found and we are passionate about supporting the quest to conquer these diseases!
We encourage you to get involved as well! Here are ways you can consider getting involved or supporting the TopGolf Fore a Cure Event:
- Create a Team: Get a group of 4-6 golfers together and register as a team to compete in this event.
- Support Team OPG: OPG will be participating in the event and we encourage you to support the team through a monetary donation. Every dollar counts and will be used to support clinical research and patient support. Don't forget to request donation matching from your employer, if available. Donations will be accepted at the Front Desk of OPG or can be made online: Donate to #3 OPG
- Promote the Event: Follow OPG social media and share posts about this event. Let others know how you're getting involved and spread the word.
- Submit a Silent Auction for the Raffle: During the event, there will be a raffle for items donated by local patrons. If you, or someone you know, has goods or services you'd like to submit for donation, please contact Jana Sarratori at firstname.lastname@example.org or Marissa Ampe at email@example.com.