The 2018 Tournament raised over $18,000 for Angel Flight! That brings the total amount raised by the J.J. Quinn Memorial Tournaments to almost $52,000 which goes to support Angel Flight's continuing mission of providing free transportation to distant medical facilities for those of all ages in need of specialized medical care.
This support enabled a total 1,121 missions last year for a public benefit of $1,846,287. These flights accommodated 320 children, 278 patients over the age of 60, and 391 veterans and their families. Because of the support of the J.J. Quinn Memorial Golf Tournament, Angel Flight Mid-Atlantic was able to provide an additional 454 trips that were directly underwritten with the monies provided by our annual tournaments.
In the summer of 2002, Tony Troilo and his sister, Frankie, were trying to decide what to do for Rosson & Troilo's 75th Anniversary; a family owned & operated business. Tony wanted to do something for the community; something that would give back for all the patronage the community had shown the family for the past 75 years. Instead of a big anniversary sale, the Soap Box Derby came to mind. He decided that a community event involving families would be the climax of their Anniversary Celebration. After many meetings with regional and area directors, the Soap Box Derby of Culpeper was planned for the last Saturday of June of 2003. Thirty five drivers participated in a double elimination race that took the town by storm. With the help of other area businesses, the Town of Culpeper, and many volunteers, the race was a huge success.
We have helped out with the cooking at farm day for several years.
Started in 1983, Camp Fantastic is Special Love’s hallmark program, offering a week-long camp adventure. The magic of Camp Fantastic is described best by one young camper; “Camp made everything bad feel good again.”
It’s a fun-filled week of swimming, canoeing, horseback riding, marshmallow roasting, campfire singing, pillow fighting – everything a child without cancer enjoys at a traditional camp. For a child with cancer, the experience is, well, liberating.
“I work with children who have cancer every day,” said one pediatric oncology nurse at camp. “I’m always saying, ‘No, you can’t do that.’ That’s why I love helping at Camp Fantastic because it’s the one week I get to say ‘Yes’ to these kids. Yes, have some ice cream. Yes, play soccer. Yes, stay up a little late for the dance.”
The adventure these special children discover at camp is therapeutic in so many ways. By the end of the week of Camp Fantastic, the once-timid troupe of pediatric cancer patients has built a bond as strong as any these kids will ever experience.
The Wetsel Middle School’s (Madison County, Virginia) eighth grade class put on a 5k Fun Run to honor one of our students, Andrew Windland.
The students above started the event in 2013.
Half the proceeds go toward 8th grade field trip and half goes to Andrew‘s Soapbox Scholarship.
Thank you to the great kids above that started it and Mr Devin Milbourne for leading it!