A photo of Nick Murphy and his dad, Ed, taken on September 24, 2016. This was the last round of golf they were able to play together before Nick was killed on November 19, 2016.
Click on this link to see Nick in golfing action on September 24, 2016. This was the best $200.00 ever spent playing 9 holes of golf with Nick in Elberta, Alabama.
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"FAIRWAYS FOR THE ARMED FORCES"
THE 2017 NICHOLAS J. MURPHY FOUNDATION CHARITY GOLF OUTING
The Nicholas J. Murphy Foundation is proud to announce that the 2017 "Fairways for the Armed Forces" golf outing to honor Nick Murphy and to raise money for the educational, military, legal and charitable donations, grants and scholarships given out by Nick's Foundation was a complete success. This year we raised over $50,000.00. This inaugural golf outing was held on June 12, 2017 at Mt. Hawley Country Club.
Thank you to Pat Clark Productions for the wonderful video of the event. Next year's outing will be even bigger and better and be held on June 11, 2018. Click on the link below to see the video. Wait until the end and watch all of it to see Nick himself.
All of the proceeds will go toward all of the scholarships, grants and donations being given out through the Nicholas J. Murphy Foundation, including current military and Armed Forces families in need, current and future high school and college student-athletes receiving college scholarships, toward the Nicholas J. Murphy Foundation Pro Bono Clinic to help provide free legal services to military families in need, and to the charitable donations to be made to the Children's Hospital of Illinois and Almost Home Kids.
Thank you to our amazing golf committee, including Karyn and Chris Winkel, Cheryl and Dean Murin, Jamie and Ted Brodeur, Adam Winkel, and all of the Murphy family members (Ed, Theresa, Grant, Alec and Laney) for all of your help in putting this tournament together. You are all awesome and have been wonderful to donate all of your time, talent and treasure. This is a big undertaking, especially this first year, and we want all of you to know how much we appreciate your love and friendship. It has been a struggle for all of us Murphy's and we truly value and appreciate all of our extended family and friends in helping us since Nick's death. We could not have done it without you.
Thank you also to all of our sponsors and volunteers. We raised over $50,000.00 net profit because of all of their donations and hard work in putting this together. Please visit our Sponsor Page and visit and use their companies to pay them back for all of their hard work and contributions. Also do not hesitate to thank personally all of the volunteers who made this possible. We had over 50 individual volunteers, in addition to the golf committee, help put this golf outing together and it was because of their hard work and dedication that it was such a success. Our community stepped it up and came together for this event and we are very proud and humbled to be a part of this great community. Central Illinois is truly a special place to live.
Finally, a big thank you to God and to Nick Murphy. If it were not through our faith in God and Him getting us through all of this as a family and as a community, none of this would be possible. We truly believe that Nick Murphy is watching over us with that big Nick Murphy smile gracing us with his presence in all that we do. We know now more than ever that "Paying it Forward" in all that we do from this time forward is the right course of action and that helping others will not only make the world and our community a better place, but bring benefit to us all. We will see Nick again and we have no doubt that when we do he will still be smiling at us. That brings great joy to our hearts. Thank you again everyone.