Honorary Board Member: Natalie Coughlin
The Foundation takes great pleasure in announcing that Olympic Gold Medalist Natalie Coughlin, long time friend of “Pooh” and fellow competitive swimmer, has become an Honorary Member of the Foundation Board of Directors.
4th Annual DAM-Cancer Golf Tournament
SAVE THE DATE: The 4th Annual DAM-Cancer Golf Classic will be held on Friday, September 21, 2012.
Please click on the link to the left to download a sponsorship request letter and a sponsorship form. Donation forms for in-kind items for the silent auction are also available. YOUR support is critical to our success. Golf Tournament Invitations will be going out in early June. Check back then for links to download a copy of the invitation and registration forms.
For further information, contact Janine at Janine@DAM-Cancer.org
Special Tribute to FINIS, Inc.
The David Andrew “Pooh” Maddan Foundation wishes to pay a special tribute to one of its most ardent supporters, FINIS, Inc., the swimming technology company, and to John Mix, President of FINIS. David Maddan, in whose memory the Foundation is named, had worked in sales at the headquarters of FINIS located in Livermore, California.
When the Foundation was formed, FINIS wanted to do its part to help keep Dave’s legacy alive. At that time, FINIS was designing the cutting edge Aqua Pulse Heart Monitor. John Mix advised the Foundation that he planned to dedicate the Aqua Pulse to the memory of David when the heart monitor was released.
FINIS did dedicate the Aqua Pulse to Pooh’s memory and included on its website a promise that a portion of all Aqua Pulse sales would be donated to the Foundation. The FINIS website even includes a direct link to the Foundation website.
In addition, FINIS has increased its contribution to the mission of the Foundation by contributing a portion of all its sales for its Pink Snorkel. FINIS further supports the DAM-Cancer Golf Classic fundraiser each year by donating swimming technology equipment and other swimming equipment to the Dinner Event Silent Auction.
Although a photograph of David hangs in the FINIS headquarters in his memory, FINIS honors Dave’s legacy most by its dedication of the Aqua Pulse and its continuing contributions to the Foundation from the sales of the Aqua Pulse and the Pink Snorkel. The Board of Directors of the Foundation expresses its sincere appreciation to FINIS for its spirit of generosity and for assisting the Foundation to make David’s dream a reality.
3rd Annual DAM-Cancer Golf Tournament
The 3rd Annual DAM-Cancer Golf Classic and Dinner was an overwhelming success. Our golfers teed off under a gorgeous blue sky and the day was capped off by a sold-out dinner. Thanks to our many supporters we realized a net profit that day of $40,000 – ALL of which will go directly towards providing financial assistance to young adults battling cancer.
We had a record number of sponsors, an unbelievable silent auction, our first-ever live auction, and fabulous opportunity drawing prizes ALL of which contributed to the greatest golf tournament the DAPM Foundation has hosted yet!
We wish to acknowledge our 2011 Tournament Sponsors:
The Ambrose Group
Community Bank, Pasadena
Pat and Joanne Graham
JMC Management and Realty
Kojima and Oka, CPA
Jack and Anna Maddan
Old West Investment Management, Joe Boskovich
National Liner, LLP
Lee Porteous, DDS
NF Rusteen Co.
Ronan O’Dea, Inc
Stanford Hospital and Medical Center
The Wooditch Company
If you would like more information on Sponsorship opportunities for the 4th Annual DAM-Cancer Golf Classic, please contact Janine Colich at Janine@dam-cancer.org
2nd Annual DAM-Cancer Golf Tournament
Our 2nd Annual Golf Tournament and Dinner, now known as the DAM- Cancer Golf Classic, was held on Friday, September 24, 2010 at the Presidio Golf Course in San Francisco. This fun and successful event raised over $29,000; all of which will be given out to our 2011 recipients.
A great day of golf was followed by a dinner with silent auction and opportunity drawings. There were some amazing items donated including stays at 5 star hotels, award winning wines, autographed sports memorabilia, tickets to sporting events, restaurant certificates, etc.
A special thanks to our 2010 Golf Tournament Sponsors:
The Ambrose Family
Colich and Sons, JV
The Former All American Great Gouchos Partnership
Old West Investment Management, Joe Boskovich
Dave and Susan Williams
David and Marta Wheeler
Ronan O’Dea Construction
Since Our Inception…
The David Andrew “Pooh” Maddan Foundation has become a leading non-profit organization assisting young adults battling cancer. In just over two years, the Foundation has been granted its 501(c)(3) public charity status and has raised over $200,000 through the generosity of our donors and the hard work of many of David’s friends. We have provided financial grants to more than fifty young adults to support them in their fight against cancer and we are receiving more requests for aid every day.
About our Financial Support:
Many people, inspired by Pooh’s courageous battle, have held their own mini-fundraisers to contribute to the Foundation. Their support markets the Foundation at a grass roots level and allows us to network with people who would otherwise be out of reach. In addition, the DAM-Cancer Foundation has held its own annual major Fundraiser, a golf tournament and dinner with silent auction and opportunity drawings at the Presidio Golf Course in San Francisco.