Organ Donor Memorial Golf Tournament

Golf Ball and Course FlagWe in Connecticut experienced a horrible loss in November of 2009.

Matt Buriak, affectionately known as “Matty”, suffered a brain aneurysm on the football field in November of 2009. Four days later Matt was taken off life support and passed away. His family abided by his wishes and donated his organs to others in need. In honor of Matt and his contributions to the Ledyard community, the inaugural golf tournament has been established as an annual event to fund the Matthew Buriak Scholarship. We gather to celebrate Matt’s life with the 18-hole golf tournament and day of fun.

The First Annual Matt Buriak Memorial Golf Tournament and Dinner will be held on Wednesday, May 19th at the Lake of Isles golf course, Foxwoods Resort Casino. We are currently soliciting donations for the event for use a raffle and auction items. Matt was an organ donor and in fact his family just last week heard from the man who received his heart.

To participate, register at the 1st Annual Matt Buriak Memorial Golf Tournament website.

After her husband received a double-lung (bilateral) transplant in 2004, Shannon founded the Angel Cove Organ Donation Awareness Shop, which provides awareness t-shirts and gifts products for transplant recipients, living organ donors and donor families - giving 100% of the profits to help heart and lung transplant recipients with medical costs. Shannon lives in Milwaukee, Wisconsin with her wonderful husband and two chocolate Labrador Retrievers.

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