Pete Crozier played 18 holes at Lyman Orchards Golf Club in Middlefield on Day 45 of Fifty for Father. The Ohio resident is playing 50 golf courses in 50 states in 50 days to honor his father and raise money for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.
“My dad died 20 years ago and I've always wanted to do something to honor him, remember him and even get to know him a little bit better,” said Crozier. "As I turned fifty years old this year, I decided to combine those three memories of my dad as a planner, a traveler and a golfer.”
The journey started on May 27 in North Carolina, and Pete has traveled more than 10,000 miles in the last six weeks.
“I never thought this would happen,” said Crozier. “I played a lot as a kid but never 50 days in a row.”
50 for Father is not just about Pete’s dad but also about his son Gavin, who was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes.
“I really wanted it to be hard, I wanted it to be tired because I think I'll be a better dad at the end of this, and feel what my son and more than a million Americans face every day.”
Pete has raised $40,755 for JDRF so far.
“I get to do something I love, with people I love, for people I love and make the world a better place,” Crozier said. “How lucky am I?”
Crozier will conclude 50 for Father on Monday in Worcester, Massachusetts on the same course his father learned to play the game.
Visit https://fiftyforfather.com/ to follow his journey or donate.