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Tuesday, May 11, 2010

1st Annual Brian Buttars Memorial Golf Tournament


1st Annual Brian Buttars Memorial Golf Tournament


I have a wonderful friend, Courtney Geisler. I taught her son in preschool and she was in the Primary Presidency with me. Her life forever changed last November, right after Thanksgiving. She received the phone call that we all dread in life; she heard that her brother had just been killed in a dirtbike accident. Here is what Courtney wrote on her blog:

"I never thought that I would be the one to receive "that phone call". The one that tells you that your life has just changed forever, and not in a good way. On Saturday November 28, 2009 I received "that call" telling me that my brother Brian has been in a dirt bike accident and that he did not survive. What I did next was something I never want to experience again. There are no words for the pain that I feel today as I look at my sweet little nephew Cole and my precious little niece Hallie and their mom Colette, who is due in a couple of weeks with another little boy. To think that they will not get to know my amazing brother just kills me! He loved his kids so much!"

The family decided that they wanted to find a way to honor Brian. They are doing just that with the first annual Brian Buttars Memorial Golf Tournament.I wanted to spread the word about this great event. The official announcement came out on Courtney's blog on April 23rd...


"Dear Friends and Family, In memory of the recent passing of our Son, Brother, Husband and Father Brian Buttars, the Buttars family is celebrating his life by holding the first annual Brian Buttars Memorial Golf Tournament. This event will be held June 26, 2010 at Talons Cove Golf Course in Saratoga Springs. We are extending an invitation to you to come spend a day with the Buttars family and celebrate Brian’s life. All proceeds made from this golf tournament will go towards an education fund in Brian’s name to his children, and a scholarship to a Brighton High School student athlete. Most importantly, we are excited to get everyone together to honor him, and have a fun time doing it. We will be holding a raffle and lunch at the clubhouse after the round, and there are going to be some outstanding prizes given out to the tournament winners."

I wanted to share this information with you in case you would like to help by donating towards the tournament. All of the teams are full as of now, but more slots could open up before June 26th. If you would like more detailed information about the memorial tournament, here is the official letter.

On November 28, 2009, our Brother,
Son, Friend,Husband andFather, Brian Daniel Buttars,
was killed doing what he
loved very most,riding his dirtbike.
Although the details to the
accident are still unknown,
the void left in our family will never be
filled.
Brian was a wonderful friend to everyone who knew

him, but perhaps his best quality was his extraordinary love
for his wife Colette, his son Cole and daughter Hallie. Since
Brian's death, Colette has given birth to their second son, Eli.


In a striking tribute to Brian, hundreds of people gathered for
his funeral, as family and friends paid tribute to our hero Brian.


The Buttars Family is hosting the 1st Annual Brian Buttars Golf
Tournament as a celebration of his life. All of the funds raised from the golf tournament will go towards an education fund set
up for Brian's three children, and a small donation will go to

Brighton High School where Brian attended high school.

The tournament details are as follows:


Date: June 26, 2010
Place: TalonsCove Golf Course
Address: 2220 S. TalonsCove Drive Saratoga Springs
Time: 8:00am

We are in need of sponsorships in the following areas:

Raffle Prizes (i.e. Gift Cards, Baskets, Sports memorabilia, etc.)
Hole Sponsors @ $100 (with your name or logo on the hole)
Team Sponsors @ $300 (price of 1 foursome of golfers)
Platinum Sponsor @ $1,000 (name or logo on t-shirt, scorecard)
Score card sponsor @ $1,000 (name on all score cards)
Beverage Sponsor @ $500 (credit for all beverages served)
All monetary donations are greatly appreciated!
For questions on how to donate, please contact:
Courtney Geisler @ courtgeisler@gmail.com or 801-703-1469



Presented By Zions Bank

We all have experienced loss in our lives. We all react differently to these losses.
It is how we live and remember our loved ones that is the most important.
I know that this loving memorial will be a great healing tool for the Buttars family.
Though Brian is not with them here on Earth, I like to think that he is smiling down
from Heaven pleased and excited about this golf tournament. From what I have heard about Brian, that is what kind of man he was, always loving and enjoying life.

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2 comments:

  1. Sorry that the formatting is all messed up. I have tried to fix everything about 8 times and I am giving up so I can go to bed.

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  2. Thank you so very much Sheila! This was very sweet! I made me cry! You are so sweet to put this on your blog. Thank you!

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