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In August of 2013, our friend Keith lost his battle with ALS.  Although it was a difficult journey which he faced with courage, humility and always a smile…the support and laughter of friends from Brookfield and beyond helped Keith and his family immeasurably.

It is now 2014, and the Keith James Family Fundraiser is in its SEVENTH year!  The fundraiser has always been a great success. Those who have participated have had an opportunity to make new friends, strengthen old relationships and most importantly come together to accomplish something amazing.

We will never forget the origins of the KJFF but we, along with Keith’s family, are aware that there are many in need. So this year, as we celebrate Keith’s life, we are offering a way to spread the collective goodwill to benefit new charities in addition to the ALS Association. We are calling it the 3-bucket approach.  At the tournament there will be 3 buckets, each representing a different value and cause which are meaningful to Keith’s legacy (see below).  On tournament day, each player will get 3 golf tees to place into the bucket(s) of his/her choice, indicating which charity or cause they would like their donation to support.

We look forward to seeing you in 2014 and thank you for your continued support!


THREE BUCKETS

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COMMITMENT

Keith was a very active supporter of the ALS Association. He was committed to raising awareness about ALS and used every opportunity offered to him to do so. We will continue Keith’s mission and support the ALS Association who’s community outreach programs are invaluable to patients and their families navigating this horrible disease. Their determination to finding a cure is unstoppable.

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COMPASSION

Keith showed compassion for others from the get go, he had a lifetime full of sincere and kind acts that benefitted others. Keith especially understood the importance of supporting individuals and their families whose lives have been profoundly altered by illness or injury. Gifts to this bucket will support multiple charities which will help those in need. These charities will be announced at the tournament.

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COMMUNITY

Through this experience we have been reminded how important strong communities are. In recognition of the strength, love and generosity of the Brookfield community we would like to create a college scholarship recognizing a Brookfield High School student who has exemplified community spirit and/or compassion for others in his community.