Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Bittersweet Follow-Up

Christopher Ramsey
August 29, 2002 - August, 8, 2007

Results Of 2007 Benefit Tournament

Airway Meadows Golf Course held its 4th Annual Benefit Tournament on Saturday, August 18th. 74 players came out to play in the 4-player scramble tournament. The event was to benefit the family of Christopher Ramsey, who last winter was diagnosed with stage four high-risk neuroblastoma. He passed away on August 8th from an infection after successfully battling the cancer.
We raised $6261 for the family through the golfers who participated, the selling of hole sponsor signs, a 50/50 raffle and a live auction. We would especially like to thank some of the winning teams who donated their prizes back so they could be included in the auction.

Cash Donations for The Family of Christopher Ramsey: ASAP Container Rentals, Airway Meadows GC Grounds Crew, Airway Meadows Kitchen, Tavern, Bev Cart Staff, Airway Meadows Pro Shop, Golf Staff, All Around Sound, Anonymous, Bottom’s Up Golf League, AMGC, Doc’s Steakhouses, Fire Control Systems, Inc., Fran’s Hallmark Shop, Glens Falls Metal Fabricators, Joan and Jayme Heber, The Legend Group, Brad and Missy Morgan, Pallette Stone, Quaker Bay Roofing Company, Reeds Hydraulics, Shelly Park Adult Community, Steve Rajeski Electric, Stone Bridge Iron & Steel Co., TMG-The McCormick Group

Misc. Cash Donations: Anonymous Golfers

Raffle & Auction Items: Airway Meadows Golf Club, Arbonne International-Marianne Hoosier, Brian Rhodes, PGA Prof., Curt Lohrey, PGA Prof., Fran’s Hallmark, Fitzgerald Bros. – Pepsi Folks, Eagle Crest Golf Club, The Highland Golf Club, Kingswood Golf Club, Mary Kay Cosmetics – Sharon Bianco, Minisceongo Golf Club, Pioneer Hills, Pole Valley Players Club, Queensbury County Club, The Sagamore Golf Course, Saratoga Eagle, Saratoga National Golf Club, Scott’s Flea Market, Top of the World Golf Course, Trevor Wheeler Golf, Trusto Bank, Titleist, Windy Hills Golf Course

Christopher's obituary, as printed in The Post-Star:

HUDSON FALLS * Christopher David Ramsey, 4, of Pearl Street, passed away on Wednesday Aug. 8, 2007, at Boston Children's Hospital in Boston, Mass., surrounded by his loving family. Born Aug. 29, 2002, in Glens Falls, he was the son of Paul R. and Trisha (Kirsch) Ramsey.

Christopher loved baseball, the New York Yankees, motorcycles, his four-wheeler, bowling, and playing with his sister, Payten. He was an honorary firefighter in Hudson Falls. He liked the song, "Footloose" and really enjoyed playing with his cousins Logan and Casey, and most of all he loved to be with his "Pa." His laugh was infectious and his smile just didn't quit. He attended the Lights on Learning Center in Hudson Falls.

Survivors include his loving parents, Paul and Trisha Ramsey of Hudson Falls; his beloved sister, Payten Ramsey of Hudson Falls; his maternal grandparents, Helen and David "Mimi and Papa" Kirsch of Fort Edward; his paternal grandparents, Debra "Grammy" Ramsey of Conway, S.C., Paul "Grandpa" Ramsey of Glens Falls; his maternal great-grandmothers, Marie Weatherwax of Fort Edward and Edith Kirsch of Houston, Texas; his paternal great-grandparents, Robert and Beverly Wheeler of Conway, S.C.; his aunts, Shannon "Auntie" Kirsch of Hudson Falls, Taylor Ramsey of Glens Falls, Theresa Higgins of Glens Falls; his special aunts, "Cinny" and "Luv Luv"; and several other aunts uncles and cousins, and a community that loved him.

Donations in Christopher's memory may be made to the Children's Neuroblastoma Cancer Foundation, P.O. Box 6635, Bloomingdale, IL 60108 or The Childhood Cancer and Blood Disorder Center at Albany Medical Center, Mail Code 24, 43 New Scotland Ave., Albany, NY 12208.

Our thoughts are with Christopher's family. Special thanks to Airway Meadows for an exceptional event for an extraordinary boy.