The 2nd Annual Kevin Dill Golf Tournament for Dementia Friendly Cedar Valley and Veterans will take place Saturday, May 20, 2023 at Gates Golf Course in Waterloo. All proceeds will benefit Dementia Friendly Cedar Valley, American Legion #138, Combat Motorcycle Association®️ 39-6, and similar programs serving Veterans. Contributions will be managed through the Kevin Dill Family Fund at the Waterloo Community Foundation.
The four-person best-shot tournament will have a shotgun start at 7:30 a.m. Registration will be 6:30-7:30 a.m. Fat Cup Coffee and Icon Donuts will be available during registration. The cost to play is $400 per team. Lunch for golfers is provided by Blue Barn BBQ. Teams can register online at tinyurl.com/kevindillgolf.
Golf tournament sponsorship contributions can be made online at kevindillgolf.wloocommunityfoundation.org or by check made out to Waterloo Community Foundation with Kevin Dill Family Fund in the memo line. Checks can be mailed to Waterloo Community Foundation, PO Box 1253, 425 Cedar Street, Suite 320, Waterloo, IA 50704.
In addition to the golf tournament, activities will take place on Friday, May 19, 2023 from 4-7 p.m. at Golf Headquarters in Waterloo. Events such as closest to the pin, longest drive, and other competitions will take place to raise money for Adaptive golf Iowa. The Dementia Simulation House from the University of Northern Iowa will have staff available to provide an opportunity for individuals to experience what dementia feels like. Adaptive Golf Iowa will also be on site to assist and educate people about modifications that allow those with disabilities to play golf.
About Kevin Dill
Kevin Dill was diagnosed with Lewy Body Dementia in 2019. At the time of his diagnosis he was working as the Director of Veterans Affairs for Black Hawk County, Iowa. Kevin was instrumental in bringing awareness to Veterans issues all over the state of Iowa working with the staff of Senator Joni Ernst and Senator Chuck Grassley. Unfortunately, Kevin’s diagnosis of Lewy Body Dementia forced him to retire.
Since then Kevin has continued to be a strong advocate for Veterans while fighting the disease and has taken on a new role of advocacy to bring awareness and support to those living with Lewy Body Dementia and other dementia-related diseases. In 2022, Kevin and his wife Tammy raised thousands of dollars for Lewy Body Dementia Association, Dementia Friendly Iowa, and Veterans organizations in Iowa.