For Immediate Release
Contact: Greg Wilson
FLOSSMOOR, Ill. (June 21, 2013) — For the second year running, Matthew Sander has supported the Stuttering Foundation by raising nearly $2,500 in pledges during this year’s Hundred Hole Hike. Matt played 119 holes of golf at the Flossmoor Country Club, in Flossmoor, Illinois. He estimates he covered a total 35 miles during his 14 hours on the course for the benefit of the stuttering community.
“I am a life long stutterer,” said Sander, “although as an adult I've been able to cope with my symptoms and now many acquaintances aren't even aware of my stuttering. I wasn't always so comfortable with my condition and as a child and young adult there were many difficult times in school and social settings. My 5-year-old son Liam is also a person who stutters.
“My wife and I were doing online research and found The Stuttering Foundation. We were thrilled with the amount of information available to us regarding home-based behaviors to address stuttering as well as recommendations for childhood speech therapy,” he added.
“We decided to enroll Liam in therapy and he has shown marked progress over the last two school years. It is our hope that many more children can benefit from this same experience and supporting the Stuttering Foundation is certainly one of the best ways to ensure that stutterers and their families get this valuable information,” said Sander.
The Hundred Hole Hike is a worldwide-network of golf marathons where participants plan to walk and play 100 or more holes of golf in one day in order to raise money for various worthwhile charitable causes. Matt estimates more than 60 hikers raised approximately $273,000 in donations for many worthwhile causes including The Stuttering Foundation. Pledges are still being accepted.
“The generosity of people like Matt ensure that we can continue to reach the widest possible audience of individuals and families with accurate, cutting-edge information about stuttering, including brochures, books, DVDs, video, research, resources and referrals,” said Jane Fraser, president of the Stuttering Foundation. “We are so thrilled to have Matt’s support again.”
About the Foundation
Malcolm Fraser, a successful businessman who stuttered, went on to establish and endow the nonprofit Stuttering Foundation in 1947. The Stuttering Foundation provides a toll-free helpline, 800-992-9392, and free online resources on its Website, www.StutteringHelp.org, including services, referrals and support to people who stutter and their families, as well as support for research into the causes of stuttering. Please visit us at www.StutteringHelp.org. The Stuttering Foundation’s resources are also available via:
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