News : Yankee Thermal Imaging Helps Charity Event Boom

Oct 29, 2013

Originally published in the Seacoastonline Blog on October 22, 2013.

Seven lost Titleists. Too many bogies to count. The only team in a field of 88 to finish above par.

For most, such superlatives are the stuff of golfing nightmares. But for Chris Meyer, owner of Yankee Thermal Imaging, it all added up to the tiniest of clouds on an otherwise sparkling day.

“We were awful,” Meyer laughs. “But the whole time you have at the back of your mind what you’re doing it for, and it really puts things into perspective.”

Together with a host of local and regional sponsors, Meyer helped produce the Third Annual Black Bear Cafe Golf Tournament, held on September 16th at the Point Sebago Golf Club in Casco, Maine. The tournament was launched three years ago to support the Michael J. Dunleavy Foundation, named in honor of a young Massachusetts boy who succumbed to a sudden brain tumor in 2002 at the age of eight.

All funds raised from the tournament go to the Massachusetts General Hospital Pediatric Cancer Center and Camp Sunshine, a year-round program that provides respite, support, joy and hope to children with life-threatening illnesses and their families – free of charge.

Beginning with its eponymous 5K Walk and Road Race in 2003, the Michael J. Dunleavy Foundation – which focuses is on childhood cancers and brain tumor research and provides treatment and assistance for afflicted children and their families – has served as the inspiration for many subsequent events.

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