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Golfer partners with local families to raise money for suicide awareness

Posted at 2:20 PM, Sep 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-22 15:20:37-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A PGA Tour golfer joined in on a fundraiser to save lives in the Kansas City area on Monday.

Harry Higgs was one of many who took part in the Keep the Spark Alive golf outing at Blue Hills Country Club.

Nathan and Sylvia Harrell started the foundation in 2017 after their 17-year-old son Chad took his own life.

“We had a couple choices - we could dig a big hole and crawl in it and never come back, or we could try to do something about it, and Keeping the Spark Alive is dedicated to trying to do something about it,” Nathan Harrell said.

The foundation has funded a handful of programs, including a peer-led suicide prevention program, as well as programs for children as young as third grade.

Nathan Harrell is hopeful the foundation will have raised at least $1 million by the end of 2020.