2023 Mike Burkett Memorial Golf Outing, Proceeds Benefit National MS Society
In Perrysburg, Ohio, Burkett Restaurant Equipment & Supplies annually hosts the Mike Burkett Memorial Golf Outing at Belmont Country Club. The event has been run as a memorial fundraiser since 2021 when the company’s founder, Mike Burkett, passed away after a 34-year battle with multiple sclerosis (MS).
As a respected business leader, and pillar in our community, Mike Burkett left a lasting legacy. His honesty, integrity, and dedication to customer satisfaction carries on.
Now, the Mike Burkett Memorial Golf Outing is a symbol of our commitment to community, and a testament to the enduring values our founder instilled. As we gather alongside valued partners and supporters each August, we honor this legacy and raise funds for the National MS Society.
The Mike Burkett Memorial Golf Outing announced a $24,000 total raised for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society (NMSS) this year.
Mike Burkett Memorial Golf Outing 2023
In 2023, the annual outing at Belmont Country Club in Perrysburg, Ohio, was a hit, drawing folks from all over who were eager to be part of the action.
It was a full house, and together, we raised an impressive $24,000 to benefit the NMSS.
That’s a big win, thanks to everyone who joined in – the participants, sponsors, and supporters that made this event possible. These funds will make a real difference. They go to support the National Multiple Sclerosis Society and those facing the challenges of multiple sclerosis.
The collective efforts of participants, sponsors, and supporters have not only elevated the event but have also reinforced our resolve to support the National Multiple Sclerosis Society’s mission.
In the years since inception, the Mike Burkett Memorial Golf Outing has raised $51,000 in support of the NMSS’ mission to cure MS while empowering people affected by MS to live their best lives.
Proceeds from the 2023 outing were matched by Karen and Brian Rasefske, Darci and Craig Weaver and the Gillett Family Foundation for a final total of $24,000
“To see the success of this outing and the continuous generosity of our partners supporting the National MS Society is unbelievable. My father would be proud of the work we are doing in his honor, and words cannot express what this means to me personally,” said Jameel Burkett, president and CEO of Burkett Restaurant Equipment & Supplies.
This week, we were excited to host Julie Leggett, Ohio Chapter President for the NMSS at our Perrysburg, OH showroom. She, as well as representatives from this year’s three premier-level sponsors, Zink Foodservice, Manitowoc and True Manufacturing were present.
Participants for the sold-out event in August traveled from as far as North Carolina to the Belmont Country Club in Perrysburg, Ohio to support the cause.
The $24,000 donation was made possible by the outing’s many attendees and sponsors as follows:
- Premier Sponsors – Zink Foodservice, Manitowoc and True Manufacturing
- Birdie Sponsors – Delfield, Professional Reps and Scotsman
- Par Sponsors – DRC Marketing Group and John BOOS
- Lunch Sponsor – Dynamic FoodService Solutions
- Skill Game Sponsor – Nemco Food Equipment
- Print Sponsor – Metzgers Printing
- Hole Sponsors – Ali Group (Beverage Air and Victory), Atosa, Eastman & Smith LTD. Extra Virgin Food Service, Gabriel Group, Greenwald Sales & Marketing, HRI, KeyBank, Marco’s Pizza, Nemco Food Equipment, Phoenix East and Vollrath
The collective efforts of these individuals and organizations have been instrumental in propelling our annual outing’s impact as we collectively strive to make a difference.
“This gift will impact the lives of those living with MS. Whether it is someone that lives with multiple sclerosis, a family member or someone concerned about someone with MS, the National MS Society is here to be a partner in that journey – providing answers to questions and access to information and resources available. No one should face MS alone. The National MS Society is here so that no one has to,” said Leggett.
Julie’s message resonates deeply with our belief that no one should face the challenges of MS alone. Through collaboration with the National MS Society, we stand united to provide support throughout this journey.
Conclusion: Embracing a Legacy of Support
We reflect on the success and heartwarming community spirit of the 2023 Mike Burkett Memorial Golf Outing.
Beyond the impressive $24,000 raised for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, this annual gathering stands as a testament to our enduring commitment to the legacy of Burkett’s founder, Mike Burkett.
His values of honesty, integrity, and dedication to community successes echo through the camaraderie shared among participants, sponsors, and supporters. The collective impact of this sold-out event exemplifies our shared determination to make a difference.
Our heartfelt gratitude extends to our premier sponsors. Zink Foodservice, Manitowoc, and True Manufacturing, as well as other sponsors’ generosity made this donation possible.
Julie Leggett’s inspiring words reinforce our belief that, together, we can be partners in the journey against MS. No one should face this journey alone.
With gratitude for every participant, sponsor, and supporter, we close this chapter. We’re confident that the donations made will continue to benefit the lives of those facing the challenges of multiple sclerosis.