Our friend Ben Callahan, a stand out three-sport athlete, musician, scholar, and humanitarian passed away tragically in a drowning accident two years ago. His reach amongst the local community was immense and his legacy has spread internationally. Ben’s infectious smile, boldness, compassion, and character brought together thousands of people in the wake of his death including family, friends, teammates, coaches, bandmates, opponents on the field, and countless lives who have had been impacted by the way he lived.
As we mourn, our family and community have grown closer. We remember Ben’s crazy spirit that reached for the extravagant but always looked to help others in need. In his honor, we have set up the Ben Callahan Memorial Foundation with the purpose of serving children in and around the community and spreading the same hope of eternity that Ben carried in his heart. We hope to enhance educational needs, sports teams, fitness and enrichment and gifted programs!
The tragic drowning of Ben touched us all in so many ways and I am proud to be working with Ben’s parents, Dave and Paula, as well as some great volunteers to make this dream a reality. More information on our project can be found at: https://bc2sports.org/
or Facebook at bc2sports/
To that end, we are running the first annual BC2 Golf outing taking place on Tuesday, 10/15 at the beautiful Madison Country Club. I ask you to please support this amazing project by playing, sponsoring or donating to this golf event. The golf website is: www.bc2golf.com where you can register to play, be a sponsor or make a donation. All information about the days event can be found on this site.
If you would like more information on the project, or would like to get involved, please reach out to the contact info below.
I thank you for your consideration in supporting our project and golf outing!
Douglas P. Shaw
Ben Callahan Sports and Fitness Complex