AnswerFirst Communications, an international telephone answering service, announced this week that they sponsored and participated in the 7th Annual John Brogle Golf Outing in support of the Marty Lyons Foundation.

AnswerFirst Answering Service Marty Lyons Event AdAnswerFirst Communications, an international telephone answering service and customer service solutions company specializing in answering & messaging services, inbound email processing, virtual receptionist and call center solutions, announced this week that they sponsored and participated in the Marty Lyons Foundation’s 7th Annual John Brogle Golf Outing at the Westchase Golf & Country Club in Tampa, Florida on October 8, 2012.

According to their website, the Marty Lyons Foundation was established in 1982 to fulfill the special wishes of children chronologically aged three (3) and seventeen (17) years old, who have been diagnosed as having a terminal or life threatening illness, by providing and arranging special wish requests.  The organization was founded by Marty Lyons, a professional football player who befriended and became a surrogate father to a three-year-old boy suffering from an advanced illness.  Three years after their relationship began, Marty’s young friend passed away and the child’s passing profoundly affected Marty’s attitude towards life, fame and his fellow human beings.  With encouragement and assistance from family and friends, Marty established his foundation dedicated to granting wishes of seriously ill children.  Thirty years later, Marty’s Foundation continues its work.  To date, the foundation has successfully granted wishes for trips to Disney, to meet celebrities, computer systems, a swimming pool filled with spring water, a shopping spree, special renovations to allow children to live at home with their families and many more.

Matt Herron, AnswerFirst’s President & CEO, stated,

The Marty Lyons Foundation is a unique charity in that they provide more than just a basic life need to the children and families that they assist. They fulfill the dreams of children that probably will never have the opportunity to work towards their own dreams because of the effects that the children’s illnesses have had on their young lives.  It’s truly unfortunate and saddening that these youngsters’ lives are cut short, but what an amazing idea and gift it is to fulfill their dreams while we can.  The Lyons Foundation’s goal to leave the children of our Earth happier coincides with AnswerFirst’s vision and we’re fortunate to have the opportunity to contribute to the foundation.”