Ten years after his untimely death in 2012, fallen Monongalia County Sheriff’s Department Sgt. Michael Todd May continues to leave his imprint on the community.
Each year, donations and memorial fundraiser events in May’s honor raise money to support a criminal justice scholarship at Fairmont State University.
One such event, the Sgt. Michael Todd May Memorial Golf Outing, will be held June 25 at Mountaineer Golf Course.
The field will be limited to 36 teams of four, but there are a small number of spots still available for those wanting to register a team for the scramble, said event organizer Tammy White, detective division assistant at Mon County sheriff’s office.
Tee off is set for 10 a.m., with registration beginning at 8 a.m. White said the entry fee is $240 per team and includes golfing, prizes, and a meal provided at the end of the day.
Even if you aren’t a golfer, White said there are several other ways to support the cause.
“You can sponsor a hole for $100. You can also be a cart sponsor for $50 — or $140 for both.
“We are open to any kind of donation,” she said. “If anyone just wants to give, we are appreciative.”
White added that if any business is interested in donating, there are various opportunities available for corporate sponsorship.
All of the proceeds from the tournament will benefit the Sgt. May scholarship, White said.
“We’ve raised over $175,000 in the last 10 years,” she said. “That would not be possible without the continued support of the community.”
For White, May was a co-worker, but first and foremost, he was a friend and his death still feels as wrong as it did 10 years ago.
“A lot of people knew Todd, and a lot of them had never met him but are there to support the cause,” she said. “I know it means the world to the May family — and to us here at the sheriff’s office, and to me.”
If you’re interested in registering a team, check for availability by contacting White at 304-291-7260 or on the Sergeant Michael Todd May Memorial page on Facebook. You can also reach out to the Mon county sheriff’s department.
“You don’t have to be a great golfer,” said White. “We have police officers and different members of the community. And it’s just — it’s just nice for everyone to come together.”