Second annual Megan Montgomery Foundation Golf Outing set for June 3

Published 2:14 pm Tuesday, May 7, 2024

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By DONALD MOTTERN | Staff Writer 

HOOVER – After last year’s successful first run, the Megan Montgomery Foundation is again returning to the Greystone Legacy Golf and Country Club for the second annual iteration of its charity golf outing.

With Medical Properties Trust also returning for another year as the outing’s presenting sponsor, the event will take place on Monday, June 3 with ranges and registration opening at 10:30 a.m. Following a lunch at 11:45 a.m., play will fully begin with a shotgun start at 1 p.m. with an awards ceremony and dinner to be presented following the conclusion of play that evening.

The outing will seek to raise money and bring much-needed awareness to the issue of domestic violence and hopes to do so in a way that is both enjoyable and lasting in its impact.

“We are excited about this year’s event,” said Susann Montgomery-Clark, Megan’s mother. “We raised a total of $69,000 last year for our mission of primary prevention of relationship violence.”

Begun by her mother and stepfather, The Megan Montgomery Foundation was formed in April 2021 following the tragic murder of their daughter, Megan, by her estranged husband on Dec. 1, 2019.

Weeks prior to her death, Megan announced that it was her new mission in life to save women, to help other girls and young women learn about the red flags of domestic violence and to do what she could to help them get out of their situations. It is a mission that her parents wholeheartedly continue and work tirelessly to further.

MMF accomplishes this through proactive outreach to schools and the provision of grants that allow educators to afford and implement programs of their choosing.  Allowing the schools to select programs that best fit their students, curriculum and culture is an adaptive approach that MMF feels is the best way to bring such topics into the atmosphere of conversation. MMF merely requires that educators select evidence-based and age-appropriate programs for the audiences being addressed.

Since its inception, MMF has distributed a cumulative total of $135,000 to schools and nonprofits for healthy relationship education programs in its first two years. Grants have been awarded to institutions and universities such as Gadsden State, Alabama State University, Marion Military Institute, Samford University, UAB Student Wellness, University of West Alabama, Wallace State, Girl Scouts of North Central Alabama and many others.

As with last year’s event, all proceeds raised during the golf outing will benefit the organization’s mission of preventing relationship violence before it starts. Hole sponsorships and foursome team positions are still available.

Those interested in taking part in the event, or who might have questions related to the foundation, are encouraged to contact Rod Clark, event chairman and Megan’s stepfather, at 205-613-4570 or via email at