The eighth annual golf event is designed to raise money for research into the causes and a possible cure for Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP). The rare neurological disease claimed the life of Ken Jennings, a former owner of the Frog Tavern, in 2009. His family has continued to organize the golf event each year in hopes that a cure can be found.
Joining the event this year are Jim and Cheryl Kroemer, who also live in Syracuse. Cheryl was diagnosed with PSP in 2009 and continues to battle the disease with unshaken faith in God. Jim has joined the Putt for PSP Board of Directors and is helping raise support for a cure.
This year, Putt for PSP will include a golf scramble in the morning, lunch at the golf course and an afternoon cruise around Lake Wawasee on the famous Lilypad II in the afternoon. Anyone interested in participating can do all three or any combination: The entire day costs $100, golf plus lunch is $75, lunch only is $15, and Lily Pad Cruise only is $25.
There are also sponsorship opportunities of all levels, from event sponsor to hole sponsor to a golf ball drop for $5 per ball. You can register to play, donate, or sponsor online, or contact Jack Jennings at [email protected] or Jim Kroemer at [email protected] Jennings or Kroemer are also accepting contributions for “goody bags” to be given out at the event.
For more details on the day’s events or to register, go to www.psp.org and click on ‘Special Events’ under ‘News and Events’ menu at the top of the page. Scroll down to the Ken Jennings Putt for PSP information and click on the link provided.