For Hub City Times
MARSHFIELD – A new fundraiser will benefit the Marshfield Area Pet Shelter (MAPS), while honoring a local golf pro who was passionate about animal rescue.
“MAPS is hosting the Putts Fore Pets Golf Outing to honor our friend Tom Brockman, who was golf pro at Marshfield Country Club. He passed away unexpectedly in October 2015,” explained Dianne Schalow, MAPS Board of Directors secretary and dedicated volunteer. “MAPS is a non-profit organization and over 85 percent of our income depends on public donations and our fundraisers. We are raising funds to help hundreds of animals in our community, a cause Tom was very passionate about.”
In the summer of 2014, Tom held his own fundraiser for MAPS, golfing 111 holes with pledges from friends and golfers to raise money for MAPS. He also attended many MAPS fundraisers to support the organization.
“Tom was an avid animal lover who found a great way to show his love for animals. He even attended a dinner held by MAPS a week or so before he died,” said Schalow. “He was a friend of Marshfield Area Pet Shelter, and when we decided that we wanted to do a golf outing, we felt that we wanted to honor our friend. Tom is sorely missed by many of the people who knew him. We want other people to also remember him, and what better way than to ask people to golf with us?”
Schalow added that all are welcome to attend in memory of Tom, who was a friend to many golfers and animal lovers.
“Tom wanted to do everything in his power to help his students and other golfers. He also wanted to help a cause that he thought was doing a great job for the community. People (even non-golfers) who want to have a good time, learn about Marshfield Area Pet Shelter, and get to know some great people who work with the animals in Marshfield, should attend,” she said. “Anyone who just wants to golf on a Friday morning in August should attend.”
The fundraiser will take place on Aug. 17 at the Marshfield Country Club, 11426 Wren Rd, Marshfield. For more information, visit the Marshfield Area Pet Shelter Facebook page. To register, call 715-384-4409. Deadline is Aug. 10.