For the past 5 years, the Justin Brittain Memorial Scholarship Foundation has held its annual JBM Golf Open. Kerry Kicos, advertising sales extraordinaire, has attended this event every year as a volunteer with only one exception, the Foo Fighters Concert circa 2008.
This year’s golf open was held on July 18th at Weatherwax Golf Course in beautiful Middletown, Ohio. That Saturday proved to be a cold one for our golfers and volunteers. However in 2009, the sign-in line and participation in the raffle was the best the Foundation has seen yet!
The Justin Brittain Memorial Scholarship Foundation is a group that began in 1997 after the untimely death of Justin Brittain. He was a great person and asset to the community in life, and the foundation allows that to continue through the 114 scholarships and donations it has awarded throughout the years. Last year the Foundation sponsored an epilepsy awareness dog through Circle Tail for a 16 year old girl with a seizure condition. This was an especially great moment for the Foundation because Justin suffered seizures for many years and they eventually lead to his passing. The donation of a seizure dog will allow this girl to live a more normal life and quite possibly a longer one.