Stuart Dix, along with Michael Brown, co-founded the Blythedale Invitational Golf Outing in 2013. Both men were longtime golfers who came to know about Blythedale and took a personal interest in helping our patients. In 2013, the outing began as a way to bring together people who love to golf and introduce them to the wonderful work being done at Blythedale Children’s Hospital. In 2014, the outing grew to a full-scale event with 80 golfers, resulting in more than $200,000 raised for the children at Blythedale.
Stuart, father of Blythedale Trustee Farrel Starker, died unexpectedly three summers ago and his family and friends have carried on the wonderful tradition he started by continuing the outing in his honor - hosting the first Stuart H. Dix Memorial Golf Outing in 2015. Since its inception, this incredible event has raised nearly $1.2 million for programs and services benefiting the children at Blythedale.
"Stuart was a wonderful advocate for the work that we do to help medically fragile children,” said Blythedale President & CEO Larry Levine.
"His impact on the Hospital was felt in no small way and we can think of no greater honor than to continue the outing in his name.”
We will be offering an opportunity to visit Blythedale Children’s Hospital at 2:00 p.m. on the afternoon of the outing to do an activity with some of our children. This visit will enable you to see the magic of Blythedale first-hand and meet some of the incredible children who benefit from our programs and services.
Rick Blank, Jr.
Check out the photo album from last year's event here!