My name is Kevin Vedder, and I'm from Westfield, NJ. I'm an avid golfer, though the bulk of my golf for the year now occurs during an annual trip with college buddies. I'm hopeful memories of the nine years I spent in my youth as a caddie will return to spur me on to walk 100 holes. I've been married to my wonderful wife, Suzanne, for 17 years, and am the proud father of a daughter and twin sons. I'm an active dad, and a board member of a trust that provides a scholarship to a Northwestern University journalism student. I support Els for Autism, and am doing the 100 Hole Hike in honor of my six-year-old son, Seamus, who has autism. While autism can be very difficult to deal with at times, Suzanne and I are getting better at addressing the daily challenges it brings our little guy.
MY GOAL IS TO PLAY 108 HOLES
Mountain Ridge Country Club in West Caldwell, NJ is Donald Ross course built in 1929. The club is host to this year's USGA Senior Amateur.
At 59 it appears that I am by far the oldest team member. The United Way has always supported many worthwhile causes and I am honored to participate in this event.