The members of the Leon D. Carr Memorial Foundation are dedicated to living life to its' fullest and the spirit of adventure. Our core values include life , equality, health, nature, family, friends, happiness, courage, fresh air, clean water, and wholesome food. Our goal is to empower the youth of Western New York to shape their future through physical activity and a connection to nature. We plan to accomplish this through advocacy, education and innovation. Family and Friends who have fulfilled their obligation here on earth guide our conscience.
On Behalf of the LDCMF.....
Posted Apr 4, 2013, 6:52 PM by Daniel SlaimanThank You Sascha: Visit our Always Remembering Leon's FB Page Here.....
On behalf of LDCMF we would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone that has been involved in our events, organizations, &interest in remembering Leon Carr over the past 5 years. We originally began our fundraising in the summer of 2008 w/ the 1st Leons Day including the Annual Leon Carr Classic disc golf tournament because of Leon's love of the sport. We aimed these fundraising efforts for the 1st Leons Day primarily at acquiring a Head Stone for Leon due to his accident&unexpected passing. We continued on w/ organizing events that grew to include our Annual Redbone Winter Classic soup fest which is a friendly competition that pays tribute to Leon's superior soup making skills he displayed for years while working at the Village Inn.
LDCMF continuing to host these 2 major events annually for Leon's community&all the times we have gotten together over the past half-decade has created benevolent fundraising for many positive causes. Our community's efforts has created 8semesters worth of $500 E.C.C. Scholarships at the last scholastic institution Leon graduated from. We donated $3000+ to UNYTS out of respect for Leon's organ donation that incredibly aided strangers who desperately needed the help. We also donated $4000+ from our events fundraising to Grand Island Conservation interests&to help the Miracle League help set up a baseball diamond on Grand Island for regional handicapped kids to have a place to play:)
Leon's community's donations through all of these events has also seen $2000+ go to another half dozen local organizations that have positive interests for WNY including local farming interests as well as Buffalo bike riding communities. All of these efforts&benevolent results couldn't have happened w/out so many great peoples coming to our community building events that commemorate Leon Carr's positive effect he had on so many friends, family, & strangers. We gather for these events to pay respects to Leon's generously loving character by staying in contact w/ each other while we get together even if its only a few times a year.
Not everyone knows this but the annual summer event was actually Leon's idea originally. In September of 2007 Leon&I plus Karen, Monaco& Nicole went to go throw discs @Beaver Island in Leon's last time out for disc golf. Walking from Hole #1 to Hole #2 Leon was talking&stopped me as he pointed to the Pavillion that has been the central location to multiple Leon's Day summer events. He asked "Look at this. Why can't we get all the people we know down here? Get all the people from the Village, card games, & all our friends in the area. We should get everyone together down here once a year for a big gathering&grilling out, would be amazing.." That thought later became the basis for what has become our Annual Leon's Day events that commemorate Leon w/ the gathering of his community plus many more people atleast once a year to get out&have a nice day in the summer together:)
Moving forward were still going to have the annual summer&winter events. The winter wont change but the summer is going to become less orientated at raising funds. The original goal of being able to purchase a headstone for Leon was accomplished&that was paramount. Though many members involved in the LDCMF organization have recently run into many more life responsibilities&wont be able to put the work&time into raising so many funds. This would probably include not being able to provide food, beer, &the raffle for fundraising sales possibly. The event will therefore move to a byob&food outing w/ there being bands only if people wanted to play w/out the usual perks we would have for them. Were still going to have the disc golf trny&the Leon's Day event itself, but will most likely not be able to provide everything there for the day of purchases. As we move to this format our organization will be primarily focused on only continuing the E.C.C. semester scholarships. The major goal of the headstone for Leon was initially accomplished&then so much more! For this LDCMF would like to sincerely Thank Absolutely Everyone thats been involved on all the levels of this organization&Events throughout the past 5 years as we continue to remember Leon Carr 0:)
9:00am Disc Golf start on Sunday....
Posted Jul 6, 2012, 6:28 PM by Daniel SlaimanI just wanted to drop a quick note about the 5th Annual Leon Carr Disc Golf Classic this Sunday. Please be there by 8:45 am for registration. We will be starting at 9am. After much thought and positive feedback, we have changed up the tournament a bit. We will have two divisions...Advanced and Intermediate. If you average a score of -3 or better (par 3 course) from the whites, we are asking that you shoot from the blue tee's. Not only will this make it more competitive for the Advanced players, it will give everyone a chance to place. Please sign up accordingly on Sunday. There will still only be one prize pool. A full list of rules are attached to this post, please read them. We also have custom made Discs for sale with a picture of Leon 'throwing', They are $20 each and will be available day of. I am looking forward to seeing you all on Sunday, it's gonna be awesome.....This Year's Disc ArtClick HERE to view/download Rules
'5th Annual' Redbone Disc Golf Classic Sign Up
Posted May 9, 2012, 8:22 PM by Daniel SlaimanClick HERE for PayPal Tournament Donation:
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Thank You All for an Outstanding Evening!
Posted Feb 18, 2012, 11:17 PM by Daniel SlaimanThe '3rd Annual' Redbone Winter Classic and Soup Social was held this evening at the Moose Lodge on Grand Island. We had an outstanding turn-out. 21 soups were entered into the competition. This years winner is no stranger to the Winter Classic. Sean Paonessa, who also won in 2010, took the trophy with a brilliant Steak and Roasted Garlic Soup. Unfortunately, I did not have the honor to try his soup. By the time I made my way over to the soups, Sean's was gone. This came as no surprise...everyone was raving about it. The money raised tonight will go towards the Leon D. Carr Memorial Scholarship at Erie County Community College. Thanks again, and please check back as I will be posting pictures of the event soon. - Dan
LDCMF Soup and Social Winter Classic
Posted Feb 18, 2012, 11:15 PM by Daniel SlaimanWhere: Grand Island Moose Lodge (2524 Grand Island Blvd Grand Island, NY)
When: February 18th, 2012 7pm - 12am
The LDCMF organization is hosting its annual winter event that commemorates Leon Carr. This event will once again be held at the GI Moose Lodge on the night of Saturday February 18th at 7pm - 12am. We are having our Best Fuckin' Soup Ever competition & urge all that would be interested or anyone you know to bring & enter their best creation. A donation of $20 will be asked at the door which enables you access all night to draft beer & all the food that will be available. For those that enter soups into the competition only $10 will be asked for your donation. Anyone attending is also encouraged to bring any type of food dish that you think would be thankfully enjoyed. Please feel free to bring friends & family to come share in some excellent times as we have a nice night with good peoples & raise a toast or two to Leon:)
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