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The MJB Foundation visits The Miracle League of Central Ohio

Wednesday, June 6th, 2012 Posted in Events | No Comments »

If you cannot see the video click here.

I posted the story of the quarter on my Facebook Timeline that day.  In truth, I still can’t tell the story without choking up so I’ll share it again here:

A little boy came to our table, asked what we do, looked over everything & asked if “we can donate money right now.” I said sure, thinking he might go find his Mom or Dad. Nope. He reached into his pocket and quietly handed me a quarter. – and that is just one of many cool stories from the day.

We are looking forward to seeing everyone on June 30th at Foxfire golf club. Deadline to register is Friday June 22. You can sign up today here.

Thank you for your support!

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Golf for Joy 2011 Flashback

Wednesday, April 25th, 2012 Posted in Events, History | No Comments »

Working on a lot of Golf for Joy and MJB Foundation business this week, thinking about last year’s tournament and what great success we had. Check out our guest speaker, former Ohio State Buckeye receive Bobby Olive talking about courage, and heart, and Meghan Joy.
(Bobby comes on about 2:25 with an introduction by Keith Hughes from Paetec, one of our sponsors.)

We are really looking forward to this year’s tournament on June 30th at Foxfire Golf Club.

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We’re All Batman

Saturday, June 25th, 2011 Posted in Events | No Comments »

Note: This is Jim’s speech from Golf for Joy today. It is being cross posted at his personal blog The Life of Jimmer.

When I was a little kid, and even a little bit today I would wonder how super heroes decided who to save? I mean you see Batman saving Vicky Vale, and Spider Man saving  Mary Jane. Heck, Superman turns the world backwards to save Lois Lane.

But let’s say it’s not their girlfriend. It’s not an easy or obvious choice, although even those choices aren’t always easy or obvious. 50 people on a bus or my girlfriend? Hmmm… Let me think about that…

What about if there is more than one crime going on at the same time? We see stuff blowing up on the screen, but you know some body is being robbed in the next block over right? Bad stuff happens to good people all the time. How does the super hero decide?

Here’s what I think.

Sometimes the super hero lets us decide. Because sometimes we are the super hero.

I’m gonna let you in on a secret – Actually, it might not be a secret at all… Still, I want to share it with you today because it’s something that is really special to me.

Ready?

I     Am     Batman

I know. I know. Most of you already knew that, What you don’t know is the secret behind why I am Batman? The core of my “super-hero – ness” if you will…

I am Batman because of you, and what’s more… You are Batman too.

So, uh Jimmer where are you going with this?

Think about this… How is Batman different from you or me or anybody else?

He can’t fly. He doesn’t shoot webs. He doesn’t talk to fish. He doesn’t have a mighty shield. He certainly is not a god.

He’s human. A regular everyday person like you, and like me.

Except…

For the toys.

Remember in the first Batman movie with Michael Keaton where it seemed like the Joker was always one step ahead and then Batman would press some button on his utility belt and swing off to safety. That’s how he rescued Vicky Vale right? and then the Joker said:

“Where does he get all those wonderful toys?”

Well in this world where I am Batman, where you are Batman – I get all my wonderful toys from you, and we get to try to save all these wonderful kids the Joy of childhood. Or at least share it with them anyway.

And just like Superman honors his parents Jor – El and Lara, Spiderman is driven by the death of his Uncle Ben and Batman is driven by the tragic death of his parents – we are all driven by a magical little girl named Meghan Joy.

We don’t have any of the “cool toys,” but we do have the love and support of family and friends and I feel very fortunate to have that support, to feel that love, to share the gifts that we can with folks who need them.

Because while we’re not really super heroes, we are all deciding to help, and that makes all the difference.

Thank you for supporting The MJB Foundation, (and for coming to Golf for Joy today.)

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Notes on Notifications & Sponsors for Golf for Joy

Friday, May 28th, 2010 Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment »

Wanted to share a bit about the notifications and sponsorship information that went out this week.

If you’d like to sponsor a hole in Golf for Joy click here.

Thank you for your time.

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Sponsor a hole in Golf for Joy 2010!

Wednesday, May 26th, 2010 Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment »

It as easy as 1 – 2 – 3!

1. Pick which hole you’d like your sign displayed on, and it will be posted at that tee box throughout the duration of Golf for Joy 2010. We will have more than one sponsor per hole. (Hole #1 is a premium hole which will go to the highest bidder)

2. Tell us exactly what you would like your sign to say. It is possible to add graphics to the signs, and they can say pretty much anything you would like them to.
Signs are approximately 24″ tall x 16″ wide. The area for sponsor’s information is approximately 4 1/4″ h x 11″ w.

3. Send payment for your hole sponsorship. Family Hole sponsorships start at $25. Business sponsorships start at $50. You may write a check (make checks payable to: The MJB Foundation and mail to: The MJB Foundation, 803 Spivey Ln.,Galloway, OH 43119) or use the PayPal link on the website here.

The deadline for sponsoring a hole in Golf for Joy 2010 is June 12th. Other sponsorship opportunities are available. Let us know if you are interested in becoming one of our Star supporters!

Thank you again for supporting our tournament and sharing our Joy!

Jim and Annette

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