Thomas Richards Charity

Thomas Richards Charity

A beloved member of our family, Matt Moscato, died on June 12, 2005. His untimely passing inspired the creation and name of our charity, “Thomas Richards,” from the once owned clothing line by Matt “Thomas” Moscato, and business partner, Brant “Richard” Wiwi. We believe using his business name for our charity is an honorable way to celebrate Matt Moscato’s life. The charity was created to help people in six degrees of separation. The goal of our charity events is not only to raise money for a worthy cause, but also to bring people together, in the spirit of enjoying life’s purpose. In hopes of being inclusive, we strive to keep these events affordable and entertaining with 100% Volunteer Support. Consequently, we enrich our lives and hopefully inspire others to do the same as Matt did for us.

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🏌️‍♂️ Get ready to tee off for a great cause! 🏌️‍♀️

🎉 We're thrilled to officially kick off planning for the Matt Moscato Charity Golf Outing! Save The Date: Friday, July 26, and join us at Sylvan Glen Golf Course in Troy, MI, for a day of fun, camaraderie, and giving back.

⛳ Gather your foursome and mark your calendars for an unforgettable event in support of Thomas Richards Charity's mission. Stay tuned for more details coming soon!

Let's make a difference together on the green! 🌟🏌️‍♂️🏌️‍♀️
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🏌️‍♂️ Get ready to tee off for a great cause! 🏌️‍♀️

🎉 Were thrilled to officially kick off planning for the Matt Moscato Charity Golf Outing! Save The Date: Friday, July 26, and join us at Sylvan Glen Golf Course in Troy, MI, for a day of fun, camaraderie, and giving back.

⛳ Gather your foursome and mark your calendars for an unforgettable event in support of Thomas Richards Charitys mission. Stay tuned for more details coming soon!

Lets make a difference together on the green! 🌟🏌️‍♂️🏌️‍♀️

🌸 Happy Mother's Day from Thomas Richards Charity! 🌸

Today, we honor the strength and love of all mothers. Whether biological, step, foster, or a guiding figure, your impact is immeasurable.

To every mom facing challenges with grace, and to those missing a child or in difficult times, your resilience inspires us.

Thank you for shaping lives and communities. From all of us, Happy Mother's Day! 💖
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🌸 Happy Mothers Day from Thomas Richards Charity! 🌸

Today, we honor the strength and love of all mothers. Whether biological, step, foster, or a guiding figure, your impact is immeasurable. 

To every mom facing challenges with grace, and to those missing a child or in difficult times, your resilience inspires us.

Thank you for shaping lives and communities. From all of us, Happy Mothers Day! 💖

🌟 Volunteer Spotlight: Meet Maddy Kelly! 🌟

👋 Say hello to Maddy Kelly, a dedicated volunteer at Thomas Richards Charity! Maddy's journey with TRC began in 2021 when fate led her to cross paths with Tim Ciotti. Since then, she's been an integral part of our team, bringing passion and dedication to everything she does.

🤝 Maddy's commitment to making a difference shines through her role as a board member, a new venture for her within the nonprofit world. She's embraced the opportunity to delve into the inner workings of TRC, gaining invaluable insights and contributing her expertise to our cause.

💙 What does Maddy love most about TRC? It's the profound sense of community that permeates everything we do. From offering support to those in need to fostering connections that uplift everyone involved, our charity is a beacon of hope and solidarity.

🧠 Maddy's favorite experience? Being part of TRC's groundbreaking mental health initiative. Despite having to scale back her involvement, she's witnessed firsthand the unwavering passion of our team to advocate for mental health awareness and support within our community.

⛳ And let's not forget the joy of coming together for the annual Matt Moscato golf outing! It's moments like these that remind us of the healing power of community and the importance of standing together in times of need.

👏 Join us in celebrating Maddy Kelly for her outstanding contributions to TRC and our community. Together, we're making a difference that truly matters! 💪
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🌟 Volunteer Spotlight: Meet Maddy Kelly! 🌟

👋 Say hello to Maddy Kelly, a dedicated volunteer at Thomas Richards Charity! Maddys journey with TRC began in 2021 when fate led her to cross paths with Tim Ciotti. Since then, shes been an integral part of our team, bringing passion and dedication to everything she does.

🤝 Maddys commitment to making a difference shines through her role as a board member, a new venture for her within the nonprofit world. Shes embraced the opportunity to delve into the inner workings of TRC, gaining invaluable insights and contributing her expertise to our cause.

💙 What does Maddy love most about TRC? Its the profound sense of community that permeates everything we do. From offering support to those in need to fostering connections that uplift everyone involved, our charity is a beacon of hope and solidarity.

🧠 Maddys favorite experience? Being part of TRCs groundbreaking mental health initiative. Despite having to scale back her involvement, shes witnessed firsthand the unwavering passion of our team to advocate for mental health awareness and support within our community.

⛳ And lets not forget the joy of coming together for the annual Matt Moscato golf outing! Its moments like these that remind us of the healing power of community and the importance of standing together in times of need.

👏 Join us in celebrating Maddy Kelly for her outstanding contributions to TRC and our community. Together, were making a difference that truly matters! 💪

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Happy birthday! Thank you for all you do 🤩

Happy birthday Maddy!

Happy Birthday sweet Maddy 😘💕

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🍎 Happy National Teacher Appreciation Day! 🍎

On behalf of Thomas Richards Charity, we extend our heartfelt gratitude to all teachers who inspire, educate, and empower our future leaders. Your dedication and passion make a lasting impact on countless lives, shaping a brighter tomorrow.

Thank you for your unwavering commitment to nurturing minds, fostering creativity, and building a foundation of knowledge. Today and every day, we celebrate you and your invaluable contributions to our communities.
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🍎 Happy National Teacher Appreciation Day! 🍎

On behalf of Thomas Richards Charity, we extend our heartfelt gratitude to all teachers who inspire, educate, and empower our future leaders. Your dedication and passion make a lasting impact on countless lives, shaping a brighter tomorrow.

Thank you for your unwavering commitment to nurturing minds, fostering creativity, and building a foundation of knowledge. Today and every day, we celebrate you and your invaluable contributions to our communities.

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Much love for Teachers 💕

🌼 Honoring Mental Health Awareness Month with Thomas Richards Charity 🌼

As May brings Mental Health Awareness Month into focus, we reflect on the importance of mental well-being in our lives and communities. At Thomas Richards Charity (TRC), mental health is not just a priority but a core value that drives our mission.

We believe that supporting mental health is fundamental to building strong, resilient communities. Through our programs and initiatives, we strive to promote awareness, access to care, and resources that uplift individuals facing mental health challenges.

Let's continue to break stigmas, foster understanding, and support one another in our mental health journeys. Together, we can create a world where everyone's mental well-being is valued and nurtured. 💙
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🌟 Volunteer Spotlight: Nick Lalonde 🌟

Meet Nick Lalonde, a dedicated volunteer at Thomas Richards Charity (TRC) whose commitment and passion have made a lasting impact on our community!

Nick's first "official" year with TRC is 2024, however his journey with TRC began at a young age. Introduced by his mom Kathie and since then, he's been an integral part of our mission. From printing logos on drawstring bags to participating in our annual golf outing, Nick's enthusiasm shines through in everything he does.

"I am part of TRC to help the community but also help the charity make sure they have people who can carry it on for years to come," Nick shared. His dedication goes beyond just lending a hand; he's invested in ensuring TRC's legacy of giving continues for generations.

What Nick loves most about TRC is our inclusive approach to helping people of all abilities. "I love the scope of people we help with different abilities to help anybody at any time of need," he mentioned.

Nick's favorite experience? Reuniting with out-of-town folks at our annual golf outing, where fun meets fundraising for a greater cause. Together, we raise funds to support as many people as possible, making a real difference in their lives.

Thank you, Nick, for embodying the spirit of service and kindness that defines TRC. Your dedication inspires us all to do more and make a positive impact in our community! 💙
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🌟 Volunteer Spotlight: Nick Lalonde 🌟

Meet Nick Lalonde, a dedicated volunteer at Thomas Richards Charity (TRC) whose commitment and passion have made a lasting impact on our community!

Nicks first official year with TRC is 2024, however his journey with TRC began at a young age. Introduced by his mom Kathie and since then, hes been an integral part of our mission. From printing logos on drawstring bags to participating in our annual golf outing, Nicks enthusiasm shines through in everything he does.

I am part of TRC to help the community but also help the charity make sure they have people who can carry it on for years to come, Nick shared. His dedication goes beyond just lending a hand; hes invested in ensuring TRCs legacy of giving continues for generations.

What Nick loves most about TRC is our inclusive approach to helping people of all abilities. I love the scope of people we help with different abilities to help anybody at any time of need, he mentioned.

Nicks favorite experience? Reuniting with out-of-town folks at our annual golf outing, where fun meets fundraising for a greater cause. Together, we raise funds to support as many people as possible, making a real difference in their lives.

Thank you, Nick, for embodying the spirit of service and kindness that defines TRC. Your dedication inspires us all to do more and make a positive impact in our community! 💙

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So great to hear this! Happy birthday Nick!

Looking forward to great things from Nick. Happy Birthday 🎁🎂🎊🎉🎈

So happy to have you on board Nick! Happy Birthday 🎉

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🌟 Exciting Announcement from Thomas Richards Charity 🌟

We are thrilled to introduce the Christie Weeks Memorial Scholarship, a $1,500 award aimed at helping campers in need attend Camp Barnabas! Named in loving memory of Christie Weeks, this scholarship embodies her spirit of kindness and love.

🏕️ Camp Barnabas is a place where all campers, regardless of their abilities, feel empowered and embraced for who they are. Thanks to TRC's commitment and partnerships like with Camp Barnabas, we've been able to create unforgettable experiences for students with special needs.

This scholarship is part of TRC's mission to support health & wellness, education, and community involvement. It reflects our core values of Service, Compassion, Inspire, Inclusion, and Kindness.

We're honored to continue Christie's legacy and help more students achieve their dreams through this meaningful scholarship. Apply now or share with someone who could benefit!

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🌟 Exciting Announcement from Thomas Richards Charity 🌟

We are thrilled to introduce the Christie Weeks Memorial Scholarship, a $1,500 award aimed at helping campers in need attend Camp Barnabas! Named in loving memory of Christie Weeks, this scholarship embodies her spirit of kindness and love.

🏕️ Camp Barnabas is a place where all campers, regardless of their abilities, feel empowered and embraced for who they are. Thanks to TRCs commitment and partnerships like with Camp Barnabas, weve been able to create unforgettable experiences for students with special needs.

This scholarship is part of TRCs mission to support health & wellness, education, and community involvement. It reflects our core values of Service, Compassion, Inspire, Inclusion, and Kindness.

Were honored to continue Christies legacy and help more students achieve their dreams through this meaningful scholarship. Apply now or share with someone who could benefit!

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1x2AoIeKWz_Fbob3d1RHaCpCH9swNYUSk/view

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You guys are the best♥️

So much love ❤️

Congratulations rip Cece

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🌟 Let's Celebrate Mckenzie Gruzwalski! 🌟

McKenzie's journey with TRC began at the tender age of 12, inspired by her Aunt Robin's heartfelt tales about the incredible work of our charity. Since then, she has been an indispensable part of our family, spreading joy and making a real difference in the lives of others.

One rainy day, McKenzie's dedication shone brightly as she joined forces with our team to provide yard work assistance for a disabled Veteran. Despite the weather, her positivity and determination lit up the day, showcasing the true spirit of compassion and service.

Year after year, McKenzie's commitment has only grown stronger. Starting from helping with our annual golf outing to capturing precious moments through her camera lens, she's truly a beacon of inspiration. Her desire to document our events reflects her deep belief in preserving memories and honoring the legacy of our dear friend, Matt Moscato.

Through McKenzie's eyes, we witness the power of community coming together, extending hands of support to those in need. Though she never met Matt, she embodies his spirit through her unwavering dedication and compassion, keeping his memory alive in every act of kindness.

McKenzie, your dedication and kindness are the heart and soul of Thomas Richards Charity. Thank you for being a shining example of goodness and for making the world a brighter place, one act of kindness at a time. Here's to many more years of making a difference together! 🌟💙
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🌟 Lets Celebrate Mckenzie Gruzwalski! 🌟

McKenzies journey with TRC began at the tender age of 12, inspired by her Aunt Robins heartfelt tales about the incredible work of our charity. Since then, she has been an indispensable part of our family, spreading joy and making a real difference in the lives of others.

One rainy day, McKenzies dedication shone brightly as she joined forces with our team to provide yard work assistance for a disabled Veteran. Despite the weather, her positivity and determination lit up the day, showcasing the true spirit of compassion and service.

Year after year, McKenzies commitment has only grown stronger. Starting from helping with our annual golf outing to capturing precious moments through her camera lens, shes truly a beacon of inspiration. Her desire to document our events reflects her deep belief in preserving memories and honoring the legacy of our dear friend, Matt Moscato.

Through McKenzies eyes, we witness the power of community coming together, extending hands of support to those in need. Though she never met Matt, she embodies his spirit through her unwavering dedication and compassion, keeping his memory alive in every act of kindness.

McKenzie, your dedication and kindness are the heart and soul of Thomas Richards Charity. Thank you for being a shining example of goodness and for making the world a brighter place, one act of kindness at a time. Heres to many more years of making a difference together! 🌟💙

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You rock girl!

Thank you for all your contributions, especially your constant smile and great willingness to help! 🥳 Happy Birthday 🎉

I love being apart of this amazing group😊♥️ thank you!

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Jim & Carol Need Your Assistance

Help the Thomas Richards Charity help Jim and Carol.
In July 2022, Jim was hospitalized for three weeks with diabetic shock. He was also diagnosed with a Urinary disorder. Jim can no longer go to the bathroom on his own, so he must use catheters up to five times a day to empty his bladder.
In November, Carol was taken to the ER. She was misdiagnosed with arthritis in her back and a week later went back for a bacterial infection that had spread to her spine and through her bloodstream. She had to have surgery on her spine to remove the infection. She was hospitalized for six weeks and is now under at-home nurse care and receives physical and occupational therapy.
Jim was also hospitalized over this period due to his anxiety and being overwhelmed by all that was happening with his beloved wife.
Jim is 76 years old and has depression, anxiety, diabetes, and a mood disorder. He is also seeing a neurologist for his tremors, which make it difficult for him to do the simplest task like holding a cup of coffee. At this time, he cannot operate a vehicle. Carol is 78 and legally blind, along with her other medical issues. She can no longer do stairs and has a wheelchair that doesn’t even go through their bedroom doors.
Their mobile home has been falling apart. They had a few workers come out to fix leaks and electrical problems, and they did a horrible job, so the problems never got fixed. The shower is rotted through the subflooring. They had major leaks and turned off the water for weeks until it could be fixed. The appliances are also in dangerous shape.
Their medical bills are stacking up. Jim and Carol need help. They must pay their medical bills and get their home back to a livable condition. Please help Thomas Richards Charity help these two get back on track.
100% of your donation goes to support Jim and Carol Lyons during this difficult time and is tax deductible.
Thomas Richards Charity’s purpose is to provide help and support to persons in need within our community. Our community is defined as a fellowship with others, as a result of sharing common attitudes, interests, and goals in service of helping others. We deliver value through the design and execution of charitable acts in accordance with section 501c3 of the Internal Revenue Code.

 

Matt Moscato Charity Golf Friday July 28, 2023

This years’ Matt Moscato Charity Golf will be Friday July 28, 2023 1:00 Shotgun.

The annual golf outing is an 18 hole four-person scramble.  The money raised from the golf outing allows us to provide help and support to persons in need within our community and to keep the Thomas Richards Charity operational.

Matt Moscato Charity Golf

The 16th annual Matt Moscato Charity Golf on Friday July 28, 2023 1;00 shotgun is an 18-hole four-person scramble.  

The deadline to register and pre-pay is July 21, 2023 by 10 p.m.

WE EXPECT THE OUTING TO SELL OUT FAST!

How it works:

  1. Register here or  on the GolfStatus app in the Apple or Google Store
  2. Download the free GolfStatus app from the Apple or Google store (You will use this app for the golf outing)

The GolfStatus app allows you to:

  • Sign up your foursome by signing up four individual golfers
  • You can preorder a six pack and cooler
  • You can also sign up for contest holes

*We’d appreciate it if one person would sign up your team rather than four seperate transactions. It will help us to organize the tournament and saves us on fees

  • Check-in your foursome
  • Record your scores
  • View the course and distances
  • View the leaderboard

You can also sign up to be a sponsor here or in the GolfStatus app.

Thomas Richards Charity 

MISSION

Helping those in need in our community.

Thomas Richards Charity’s purpose is to provide help and support to persons in need within our community. Our community is defined as a fellowship with others, as a result of sharing common attitudes, interests, and goals, in the service of helping others.

We deliver value through the design and execution of charitable acts in accordance with Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

Help Caitlin and Patrick Adopt a Child

Life doesn’t always go as planned. For my husband Patrick and me, this has never been more true. What started as trying to get pregnant left us with two surgeries and the dream of ever getting pregnant diminished. My name is Caitlin Lyons and I was 26 when I was diagnosed with a rare form of Ovarian Cancer called Serous Borderline Ovarian Tumors – Stage 3B.

After over a year of trying and tests coming back normal, we decided to give Clomid, a hormone inducer, a shot to get pregnant. Two rounds of Clomid later, I was having terrible pains that turned out to be four cysts on my ovaries. While my OB/GYN wasn’t super concerned, she wanted to keep an eye on them with ultrasounds every month. By September, I was down to two persistent cysts that were getting bigger. My doctor explained to us that she believed what I was dealing with was a bad case of Endometriosis. She laid out our options, and we decided surgery was the best choice to clear it up, make the pain go away, and hopefully increase our chances of getting pregnant naturally. Before we could schedule it though, she had to test my CA125 hormone, a marker for inflammation and cancer.

The Thursday after my appointment, I finally got the call that my CA125 test came back at 160 U/mL, almost 5 times the average level is 0-35 U/mL, too high to perform the surgery. Therefore, I was referred to a gynecologic oncologist at Northside Atlanta. In the span of just a few days, surgery went from optional to absolutely necessary.

We scheduled the surgery for October 14th. After the oncologist confirmed the OB/GYN’s findings, we walked out of the office scared and overwhelmed, but felt this would get us on the right path to not only heal my pain, but to also start our family.

When I woke up from surgery, Patrick told me things didn’t exactly go as planned. The cysts turned out to be Serous Borderline Ovarian Tumors. My right ovary was fully encased in a tumor and had to be removed. They were able to remove just the tumor from my left ovary, but it still remained covered in disease, along with all of my other reproductive organs. He also found countless smaller tumors sitting on top of my abdomen. He removed many of them, but there were too many and too small for him to be able to remove all of them. Needless to say, we were both in shock and nervous about what was to come next.

During my check-up a week later, we got the news we were the most afraid of – I was going to have to get a full hysterectomy in order to clear the remaining tumors and to stop the disease from spreading throughout my body. We were heart broken that at 26, I had cancer and our dream of getting pregnant was about to be gone forever.

On February 10, 2020, at 27 years old, I had my surgery – a full hysterectomy and they removed as many of the tumors as possible.  I am now on a hormone therapy treatment called Letrozole for a year and I get my CA125 drawn every 6 weeks. After two tests, my numbers have dropped from 160 to 10 U/mL.       During COVID-19, I was rushed to the hospital with what the doctors believed was a pelvic abscess that was at the beginning stages of turning sepsis. With pain killers and high doses of antibiotics, the abscess cleared up.  Dealing with this and being in the hospital during COVID was the scariest night of my life.

While we grieved the dream of having our own children, we also look forward to me being pain free and dreaming about other ways we could grow our family. Throwing out my prenatal vitamins and pregnancy tests was one of the hardest, but most healing things I’ve done. It helped me process my new life and accept that our future has changed.

Patrick and I are now Cancer Free and have a different outlook on life. We also have the opportunity to look forward to what is to come: bringing a baby into our family through adoption! We are so excited to open our arms and hearts to the journey of adoption! However, we can’t do it alone. The average cost of adoption can be upwards of $40,000. Your donation will go directly towards any fees and bills that we acquire as we go through the adoption process. Anything you give to help us bring home our Little Lyons Cub is appreciated more than we can convey!

Please join all of us and Thomas Richards Charity in contributing to this rewarding cause; 100% goes to help with an adoption for the Lyons Family. From the bottom of our hearts and everything we have, thank you so much for all of your support! Our love always, Caitlin and Patrick Lyons

Thomas Richards Charity is a 501(c)3 non-profit charity, an exempt organization “helping those in need in our community” as described in Section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code. Please contact us if you have any questionsTim CiottiPresident TRCThomas Richards Charity (FB)TRCares.com

Connor’s Corner

Connor Yamarino is a young thirteen-year-old, who has been sick since the day he came into this world. He spent the first six days of life in the hospital, where he was diagnosed with Biliary Atresia. Biliary Atresia is a condition found in infants, in which the bile ducts outside and inside the liver are scarred and blocked. Because bile is not able to flow into the intestine, it builds up in the liver and causes damage. This damage leads to more scarring, loss of liver tissue and function, as well as, cirrhosis of the liver. Connor’s liver disease is progressing faster than anticipated, as his tissue is currently considered to be severely damaged. Thus, they are making preparations to put him on the liver transplant list.

The Yamarino family is typically the family known to be reaching out to help others who are in need. Due to the unforeseen expenses of traveling, treatments, diet, surgeries and various other expenses, Connor’s family is now in need. It is now our opportunity, as a community, to support this family by giving them financial peace of mind. We want nothing more than to help ease the financial burden for this family, so that they will be able focus all of their energy on keeping Connor as healthy as possible now, during and after his surgery.

Please join all of us and Thomas Richards Charity in contributing to this rewarding cause. 100% of all proceeds will go to the Yamarino family. We are grateful and humbled by any and all donations.

Thomas Richards Charity is a 501(c)3 non-profit charity, and exempt organization “helping those in need in our community” as described in Section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code.

Please contact us if you have any questions.
Tim Ciotti
President TRC
Thomas Richards Charity (FB)
TRCares.com

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Helping those in need in our community.
Thomas Richards Charity’s purpose is to provide help and support to persons in need within our community. Our community is defined as a fellowship with others, as a result of sharing common attitudes, interests, and goals, in service of helping others.

We deliver value through the design and execution of charitable acts in accordance with Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

About Thomas Richards Charity
Thomas Richards Charity is  a 501(c)3 non-profit charity.

A beloved member of our family, Matt Moscato, died on June 12, 2005. His untimely passing inspired the creation and name of our charity, “Thomas Richards,” from the once owned clothing line by Matt “Thomas” Moscato, and business partner, Brant “Richard” Wiwi. We believe using his business name for our charity is an honorable way to celebrate Matt’s life. The charity was created to help people in six degrees of separation. Six degrees of separation (also referred to as the “Human Web”) refers to the idea that everyone is at most six steps away from any other person on Earth, so that a chain of “a friend of a friend” statements can be made to connect any two people in six steps or less. Matt enjoyed life and took advantage of everything that life had to offer. Therefore, when Matt passed we were reminded how valuable life is and that we need to enjoy it more with the people around us. The goal of our charity events is not only to raise money for a worthy cause, but also to bring people together, in the spirit of enjoying life’s purpose. In hopes of being inclusive, we strive to keep these free casino slots events affordable and entertaining. Consequently, we enrich our lives and hopefully inspire others to do the same as Matt did for us.