Danny Shanz, Washington, D.C.
2010 Immediate Need Fund Recipient and 2009 Betterment Golf Classic Recipient
2010 & 2011 Danny Shanz Invitational golf tournament Recipient
At 42 years old Danny Shanz was young and successful, supporting his family by working as a PGA golf professional at the Congressional Golf Course in Bethesda, Maryland. On Thursday July 23, 2009 tragedy struck when a bolt of lightning touched down near Danny while he was teaching a golf lesson leaving him with extensive injuries. Due to the lighting strike, Danny suffers from short term memory loss, vertigo and permanent damage to his right leg, all of which currently prevent him from doing the job he loves. Proceeds from the Betterment golf tournament will help Danny, his wife Holly and two young children Austin and April by raising funds to pay their monthly mortgage.
September 2010 Update
Danny is still recovering from his injury that he suffered last year and unable to work. Betterment is proud to support The Friends of Danny Shanz Invitational, organized by Danny's Congressional Club friends. Proceeds from the invitational will assist the Shanz Family with the payment of their monthly bills.