CoupMe Profile: 1st Annual Matt Brown Invitational


Here at CoupMe, we’re big into charities and the local community. Today, I wanted to take a moment to recognize one such charity and an upcoming fundraiser for it.

On Saturday, Norwood Country Club will be hosting the 1st Annual Matt Brown Invitational, with all proceeds going to the Matt Brown Foundation. For those unfamiliar with Matt Brown, his story is both tragic and inspiring. Matt is a 16-year-old Norwood resident who was injured earlier this year when playing for the Norwood High hockey team. Matt was initially left paralyzed, but after months of physical therapy, he has been to able to move certain parts of his body and feel sensations in others. Matt has seen incredible support from his community, with numerous fundraisers taking place and several media outlets detailing his story and achievements.

In addition to hockey, Matt was also an avid golf fan and belonged to the Norwood Country Club. Thus, the event has significant meaning beyond the surface. This event is set to begin at 1 pm on Saturday and features a busy schedule. For golf enthusiasts, a shotgun-style four-person scramble will take place earlier in the day, while there will also be driving range contests featuring high school golf teams and putting competitions as well. Later in the day, the country club will host a dinner as well as dancing and a large raffle of items donated by others. Music will be provided by The Echoes. For those interested in attending, you can visit http://www.ltsevent.com/boston/mbrown3/ for more details. Past fundraisers for the foundation include a comedy night, various other golf tournaments and hockey games.

Having also grown up locally and participated in such events, I know the power in numbers and how communities can come together to create incredible showings of support. With some of my best friends hailing from Norwood, I’ve also witnessed firsthand how tight-knit a town it is and how all residents look out for each other. Thus, I’m excited for this event and proud of those involved who are truly men and women for others.

For anyone interested in donating to Matt’s foundation, you can visit http://www.mattbrownnumber3.org/p/donations.html to contribute.

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One Response to “CoupMe Profile: 1st Annual Matt Brown Invitational”

  1. Cross Country Running Shoes Says:

    i am interersted to get a physical therapy course because it seems like a good job `-;

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