BOISE -- What's better than a round of golf on a gorgeous day? When that game helps a child and their family.
Saturday was the 25th Annual Friendship Scramble golf tournament at Warm Springs Golf Course. Each year, the event raises money and gathers support for a different child with a life-threatening illness.
This year, that recipient was Gage Driskell, an 8-year-old who recently had a brain tumor removed and has limited motor function.
Because of his medical condition, Gage had to arrive at the event by ambulance. Air St. Luke's made sure it was a special arrivalby transporting Gage by helicopter.
The helicopter ride was awesome, saidJacob Driskell, Gage's father. It was really good.I think Gage enjoyed it a lot.I think he had a good time looking down on his favorite Bronco Stadium from above.
Because of the event, the Friendship Foundation was able to give Gage's family a check for $20,000.
We just hope that this little bit of money that we can raise, little bit of support we can give them is just a little bit of lining of silver that you know will help them along the way, said organizer Mike Russell.