23RD ANNUAL GILLIS GOLF CLASSIC

In truth, the service was easy. Upon arriving at Loch Lloyd Golf Course in Belton, Mo., our small group of volunteers was given the task of passing out raffle tickets and gift bags at the 23rd Annual Gillis Golf Classic.

The job entailed standing in the air-conditioned clubhouse of a five-star golf course and greeting those who had just spent the last six hours under a blazing sun. After helping with the event’s clean-up soon thereafter, all-in-all, it was a pretty cush gig for the middle of August.

Yet it was great to do our part, albeit small, in helping raise money for this wonderful children’s organization. Most times, service simply boils down giving up a few hours and doing so with an open heart and mind.