Honan, Thompson Honored for Philanthropy
Two Maine golfers were honored at Purpoodock Club on September 7 for their history of philanthropic giving to the Morrison Center, a non-profit dedicated to improving the lives of people with disabilities. The reception took place in conjunction with the Morrison Center’s 25th Shot in the Dark golf tournament, an annual fundraiser and night golf event.
Dan Honan (Portland CC) and Tim Thompson (Purpoodock Club) were both presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award of Philanthropy by the MSGA Executive Director Nancy Storey on behalf of the Morrison Center and the Maine State Golf Association.
In their 25 years of fundraising services to benefit the center, they have raised more than $500,000 for this charitable service with their night golf auction and event. It is men like these that help the state of Maine's golfing community to raise nearly $2 million annually. Congratulations are deserved for a job well done.
Dan Honan, Nancy Storey, Tim Thompson (left to right)
About the Morrison Center:
Morrison Center has been serving the greater Portland area for more than 60 years. In fact, what is known as Morrison Center today began in 1951 when a group of interested individuals from the Westbrook Kiwanis formed an affiliation with Down East Cerebral Palsy Association.
Throughout the 1950’s, the program expanded from a Saturday afternoon playgroup to offering services several days a week. 60 years later, we’ve grown to an organization that offering a wide variety of programs and services five days a week. We also changed our name to honor Betty Morrison who essentially founded the Center and served as the Executive Director from 1962-1999! Morrison Center now serves adults and children of all ages and abilities through several different programs offered at locations throughout Southern Maine.