15th Annual BR+A for MDA Charity Golf Tournament
Bard, Rao + Athanas Consulting Engineers have teamed up once again with The International in Bolton, MA for the 15th Annual Charity Golf Outing in support of the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA). Taking place on Thursday, July 17th, 56 foursomes took to both courses of The International to tee off.
The Charity Golf Outing was started in support of BR+A employee Nick Johnson, who had been diagnosed with Friedreich’s Ataxia, a neuromuscular disease covered by MDA. Along with his wife Sue, Nick joined the hundreds of golfers and volunteers as they took part to help raise approximately $50,000 in funding, bringing the overall total to almost $400,000 since inception. “Nick continues to inspire us all with his strong will and dedication to the fight against Muscular Dystrophy and the turnout and generosity from all involved with the event is overwhelming” said BR+A president, Allan Ames.
Every year many local companies throughout New England generously come together to sponsor the golf outing, including Platinum Sponsor Electric Supply Center (ESC). “The ESC team is always honored to help in the effort to raise funds and awareness for those struggling with Muscular Dystrophy,” stated ESC president, Larry LaFreniere. “Nick and I started on very similar paths, both attending WPI at the same time and it really hits home when you see how Muscular Dystrophy changes the trajectory of someone’s life.”