The Randy Smith Memorial Golf Classic
Several days ago, Gary Camarato asked me to write a guest blog for Optima. Gary’s mistake was not giving me a topic, which leaves me open to grandstand a little bit about something very special that goes on in our industry October. The Randy Smith Memorial Golf Classic.
If you have been around this industry for any length of time, “the Randy” is about as recognizable as Cher, Madonna. The Randy is an annual charitable golf tournament held in the Atlanta area. Randy Smith was tragically taken from us several years ago. The first Randy was to raise money to help the Smith family with the financial burden they experienced. After that, It has been to raise money to help those who have had tragedy strike them, leaving them with excessive financial hardship
We all feel invincible, assuming that nothing bad is ever going to happen to us. Well, a few years ago, Mike Swartout (my friend and Creative Director at Classic Exhibits) was diagnosed with prostate cancer. Mike is still battling that cancer today, but in 2011 was a recipient at the Randy.
Several years ago now, one of Optima’s employees Jim Wetherington Jr. was diagnosed with brain cancer and was taken from us at a very young age. The Randy was able to provide both emotional and financial support to his family during that time of great need.
I have said all that to say this. The Randy Smith Golf Memorial Golf Classic is the one event all year where competitors come together; lay down their swords, and work to help those people in this industry who need it most.
This year the Randy is October 14th at Chateau Elan a few miles north of Atlanta. We welcome golfers, sponsors and workers. It is an incredible event. We have at least 11 recipients, so your financial donations, or hole sponsorships, or corporate sponsorships are very needed.
To see more information please visit The Randy. We would love to see you there.
National Sales Manager
Classic Exhibits Inc.
Based in Portland, Oregon, Classic Exhibits Inc. designs and manufacturers portable, modular, and custom-hybrid exhibit solutions. Classic Exhibits products are represented by an extensive distributor network in North America and in select International markets. For more information, contact us at 866-652-2100.