Megger donates $3,000 to Phoenix Children’s Hospital Foundation in honor of 16 year old cancer survivor

27 February 2013

On Saturday, January 26, Megger held its 12th annual ‘Megger Distributor Golf Event’ at the Lakes of Ahawatukee Golf Course in Phoenix, Arizona.  This year, the company was able to donate $3,000 to the Phoenix Children’s Hospital (PCH) Foundation.   David Danner, national distribution manager for Megger and event co-coordinator said, “We had torrential rain the day of the event. 130 golfers were pre-registered and 104 played that day.  We are truly humbled and amazed by the support we got in light of the weather.  We quickly realized that nothing could dampen the enthusiasm and dedication people have for this worthwhile event.  It was touching.”

Danner’s 16 year old daughter, Tyler, was diagnosed with Rhabdomyosarcoma over five years ago.  She underwent chemotherapy and radiation treatments at PCH and is now cancer-free.  “Donating the proceeds from this special event is the best way we know how to give thanks and give back,” explains Danner.  “Megger makes that possible for me and my family.  It is a wonderful thing.”

“The overwhelming support and generosity of our customers, employees and vendors is amazing”

Peg Houck, Marketing Manager for Megger US Distribution

The event, which is hosted by the Megger US distribution team, authorized distributors, customers, employees and representatives from Phoenix Children’s Hospital Foundation, raised $3,000 this year.  “In lieu of awarding prizes, Megger donated $2,000 to the hospital this year.  That was $1,000 more than last year.  We were also able to raise $1,000 through the 50/50 Raffle. Dave Tanguary, Matt Tanguary, Travis Kawaje and Tom Dixon pooled their money together and won the raffle.  They selflessly donated their share of the winnings, helping us to donate three times what was raised last year,” said Danner.  An additional $250 was donated to the Phoenix Girls Choir through the sale of mulligans.   “We also had a 2013 Nissan Ultima from Larry H. Miller Nissan Mesa up for grabs at the 10th hole for anyone who got a hole-in-one at that hole.  Unfortunately, no one was able to do that that day,” said Danner.

Golfers Dan Kielbasa and David Sweet of IRBY Electrical Distributors won the golf round portion of the event. Peg Houck, marketing manager for Megger US distribution said, “The overwhelming support and generosity of our customers, employees and vendors is amazing.  We are so appreciative for all that everyone does for this event, from planning to playing.”   “We are already looking forward to next year’s event,” said Danner.