Golf marathon to benefit employee who needs kidney transplant

Published 2:56 pm Tuesday, September 8, 2020

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PGA Director of Coaching Jimmy McMullen at The Golf Academy at Salem Glen will be conducting a 13-hour golf marathon to benefit one of the club’s most valuable employees who needs a kidney transplant. McMullen will start playing golf at 7 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 13, and will play all day until 8 p.m. He will be attempting to play more than 100 holes in which funds will be pledged to help fund the kidney transplant process. Pledge sheets will be in the golf shop or you can email McMullen at to pledge. For example, a pledge of 50 cents per hole will be roughly $50. You can also pledge by the birdie that Jimmy will make — $5 per birdie will be roughly $75. The club appreciates all of your support and generous donations.

Alfredo “Junior” Urena Jr. has been with the club for more than 15 years. He is the equipment manager and is one of the best in the business. Urena is in need of a kidney transplant. He currently has a dialysis treatment three times a week. This limits his time available to work as well as his energy and ability to perform his job per his usual. His doctors want to put him on the list for a transplant. This requires Urena to prove he has a certain amount of money saved before his name can go on the list. This is difficult for Urena to save up because of his limited hours that he can work. The club is asking that you would consider a donation to help raise money to help Urena through this time.