WTKK-FM Boston talkers Michael Graham and Jay Severin will conduct a week-long auction of premier experiences for the Deutsche Bank Championship to benefit Fisher House Boston. The auction, which began 8/24 and runs through 8/31, will feature a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to play in the Deutsche Bank Championship Pro-Am on 9/3 alongside one of the Top 100 ranked golfers in the world. In addition, the Pro-Am group will include Fisher House Foundation Chairman Ken Fisher and SSG Dale Beatty — an Iraq War vet and Purple Heart recipient who lost both of his legs in combat.
Other experiences to be auctioned include: lunch with Graham at the TPC Boston Member Tent along with premium access to the DBC; a premium access package including lunch with Severin; an “Inside the Ropes” opportunity to walk with a threesome of PGA pros and their caddies during Round 1 and 3 of DBC tournament play; and an overload of exclusive access to DBC action with premium passes for four people to attend three days of tournament play. All proceeds from the WTKK auction will directly benefit Fisher House Boston. The Deutsche Bank Championship (DBC) runs from 9/1 through 9/7.
The Fisher House Foundation enables family members of wounded and ill veterans to be close to their loved ones during hospitalization and gives them a safe, comfortable, home-like environment. There are currently 42 Fisher House facilities worldwide.
Nestle — a sponsor of the Deutsche Bank Championship — is working with Alder Foods to also donate premium seating packages to be auctioned or sold to benefit Fisher House Boston. Alder Foods is one of the nation’s largest suppliers to military commissaries and has a presence in all key geographic regions around the world.
Fisher House Boston began construction last October on the grounds of the Veterans Administration Medical Center in West Roxbury — a Level 2 polytrauma center with the only spinal-chord-injury unit in New England. The Fisher House Foundation helps wounded veterans recover faster by providing their families with caring and supportive comfort homes near military and VA medical centers at no charge.