It didn’t take much arm twist­ing for James to agree to play golf for 24 hours.  He loves to golf — not to be con­fused with “he is great at golf” — and he has a pas­sion for help­ing kids in Scout­ing.  We asked him how he plans on keep­ing up with Tony – a dec­o­rat­ed mil­i­tary vet­er­an and avid adven­ture rac­er.  “Who — that old man?  I’ll be car­ry­ing him by the time this thing is over.”

Despite the cheap shot at Tony, James is excit­ed about the chal­lenge.  “I love talk­ing to peo­ple who were in Scout­ing as a kid.  Whether it was 10 years ago or 50, they have fond mem­o­ries of their expe­ri­ence and they always talk about how much it ben­e­fit­ed their lives.  I can’t think of a bet­ter way to spend 24 hours than by help­ing today’s youth enjoy the same expe­ri­ences!”

P.S. – Please don’t tell Tony about the old man com­ment!”


More About James:

Eagle Scout (Class of 1996)

Earned a Mas­ter of Music Degree in Trum­pet Per­for­mance

Fund Devel­op­ment Man­ag­er, Boy Scouts of Amer­i­ca

Cur­rent­ly Serves as Chair­man of the MET Tran­sit Board

Pres­i­dent-Elect of the Water­loo Exchange Club

Vice-Pres­i­dent of the Asso­ci­a­tion of Fundrais­ing Pro­fes­sion­als, North­east Iowa Chap­ter