David Beyel, Jr. presents a $20,000 donation to Shore Medical Center Chief Development Officer and Chief Financial Officer David Hughes, proceeds from the 2021 Kyle Evans Memorial Golf Outing. Pictured left to right is Nick Canderan, Shore Pharmacist Shannon Burke, Beyel, Jr., Hughes, Shore Director of Pharmacy Matt Piskun, and Shore Development Manager Jessica Giles.
Shore Medical Center announced that it has received a $20,000 donation from the proceeds of the 2021 Kyle Evans Memorial Golf Outing. This event focuses on preventing new opioid addictions, raising awareness, and helping people realize they are not fighting their addiction alone. The $20,000 donation will go toward Shore Medical Center initiatives to help prevent opioid addiction. The outing was held at Greate Bay Country Club in Somers Point on April 10. The Kyle Evans Memorial Golf Outing will return in the spring of 2022.
The $20,000 check was presented to David Hughes, Chief Development Officer and Chief Financial Officer of Shore Medical Center, and Jessica Giles, Development Manager of Shore Medical Center by David Beyel, Jr. and Nick Canderan on Tuesday, November 23. Beyel and Canderan, along with Jason Dugan and Ryan Scully, are members of OAR13, a nonprofit organization focused on attacking the opioid epidemic at its source and supporting new treatment methods in the community.
“With the funds raised, we hope to promote more communication about opioid addiction and through our work with Shore Medical Center, do a better job in the community limiting exposure to these drugs and educating on alternative options,” said David Beyel, Jr., who is also a member of the Shore Medical Center Board of Trustees.
OAR13 stands for Opioid Addiction and Recovery, with the 13 in honor of their friend Kyle Evans, who wore #13 as a star player on the Ocean City High School soccer team. In 2005, Kyle led the Ocean City High School boys’ soccer team to an undefeated season – the only one in Cape-Atlantic League history. Kyle passed away on November 1, 2017 shortly after his 30th birthday.
“We know far too many people affected by the opioid epidemic and have lost numerous friends way too soon,” said Nick Canderan. “After Kyle's passing, we wanted to do something to remember him and realized while doing so that there were not many organizations out there trying to fight opioid addiction.”
For additional information, sponsorships and volunteer opportunities for the spring 2022 outing, email email@example.com.