In September, more than 100 people attended the 21st George Buckhardt Memorial Golf Outing in Fort Wayne, Indiana, in honor of the father of Tony and Michael Buckhardt and the deceased husband of Marie Odle. It was the largest gathering to date.
In 2000, Marie Odle and her sons, Michael and Tony Buckhardt created the memorial golf outing to provide financial assistance for flooring installers and their families. The event has raised over $370,000.
A total of $15,000 was collected this year for the fund. Event organizers say due to the success of the largest event to date, the George Buckhardt Memorial Golf Outing will be held during the Labor Day weekend.