[r88] Speaker Bosma honors local golfer for cross-country fundraising effort (1/14/2014)

Tuesday, January 14, 2014 7:00 pm

Bielawski Resolution
Start Date:  1/14/2014  Start Time:  4:30 PM

STATEHOUSE –House Speaker Brian C. Bosma (R-Indianapolis) along with Representative Todd Huston (R-Fishers) introduced a House Resolution honoring Fishers resident Luke Bielawski.

In early 2013, Bielawski founded the Get on the Green Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to raising money through golf-related fundraising events for worthwhile national, regional and local charities. In his first fundraising venture, called “From Tee to Shining Tee,” Bielawski “teed off” from the shores of the Pacific Ocean and proceeded to hit and putt golf balls across the nation.

Bielawski ended his 93-day trek in Kiawah Island, South Carolina with a score of 52,345 and 5,540 lost golf balls. Throughout his journey, Bielawski hit golf balls using United States Golf Association rules through everything from country roads to remote highways and would putt the ball through more congested areas. Bielawski’s fundraising campaign raised $60,000 to further scholarships for Providence Cristo Rey High School, a Catholic college-preparatory secondary school in Indianapolis for at-risk students.

“The drive and ingenuity that Luke has shown through this fundraising effort is inspiring,” Speaker Bosma said. “He has had a tremendous, positive effect for many students at Providence Cristo Rey. By combining his passion for helping others and his love of golf, I know that he will continue to do great things for people in need across the nation.”

More information about the Get on the Green Foundation can be found at www.getonthegreen.org.

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