The 9th annual Heather Miller Memorial Golf Classic is set for Friday, July 29. The tournament is in memory of Heather Miller, who lost her life in an alcohol-related crash in 2008.
Money raised will provide scholarships for nursing students, as Heather was studying the field and hoped to be a nurse.
The event will also advocate for Mothers Against Drunk Driving and the Center for Organ Recovery and Education, both are causes near and dear to the Miller family, and the recipient of Heather’s kidney, Jenn Jordan.
Jenn flew all the way from California to be in Wheeling for the event in Heather’s honor.
“We have teams of transplant recipients come. We have people from the Wheeling Police Department that come that were actually on her crash. We respect them so much for what they do. The Wheeling Fire department as well. All those first responders. It’s just amazing,” Heather’s mother, Jody said.
“And the people in this community that have supported us, I mean, well beyond families. We’ve got people coming from California. One of the ironic things is Heather always wanted to go to California. That was one of her dreams. So, in a way, she’s there,” Jody continued.
The period to enter the golf tournament is now closed, but the Miller family would like to invite everyone to attend the opening ceremonies at 11 a.m. at the Crispin Golf Course at Oglebay on Friday morning.