I first met Matt when he volunteered to be a camp counselor at our summer camp back in 1992. He has been volunteering at camp in the summer pretty much every year except for last year. He always volunteered at more than one program, which I am sure took up much of his vacation time. He would volunteer at our women’s oncology weekends, our Teddi’s Team program for 8-12 year olds with cancer, and our Doing a World of Good International program. He loved the campers, and you never questioned why he was there; he gave all that he had to the campers he worked with. He was always willing to do anything for anyone and he never complained. When I would go to thank him, he would always say, “I should be the one thanking you for this experience.” He helped with our special events like our Annual Joe Benet Memorial Kazoo Fest, the Explorer Post, and the air show.
|Matt at Camp|
Each year, Camp Good Days has A Night of Gratitude, where we recognize volunteers and supporters of Camp Good Days who have gone above and beyond what we as an organization can expect, and I am very pleased to say that at this year’s Night of Gratitude, on April 7th, we will be inducting Matt into the Ring of Honor. In this way, he will be a part of Camp Good Days for all staff, volunteers, and campers to see in the future. He was a good man, and he will be greatly missed.