Glenn R. Cassidy
August 14, 1951 - October 10, 2015
Glenn had a long-time love affair with golf starting back in his college days - he idolized Jack Nicklaus, Greg Norman and the late Payne Stewart and always looked forward to critiquing John Daly's attire on the course.
He loved to watch golf on TV as much as he enjoyed playing and the Golf Channel was always on in the house in addition to ESPN, so he could keep up with scores. His golf hat collection over the years literally took over the closet, and he always said "you can't have too many golf hats!" So it's only fitting to honor Glenn with an annual golf tournament, and raise some money for some of his favorite charities like Children's Village, a facility that serves special needs children and is funded by the Yakima Valley Memorial Foundation.
Glenn's passion for the Memorial Foundation began when he started his career at Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital in 1988, as a communications specialist and eventually became Creative Services Director. While at Memorial he became involved in the Memorial Follies, designing the program, stage sets and advertising. His creativity shone with the creation of the Saftysaurus mascot, a lovable, giant green dinosaur used to promote the safety campaign geared for children.
Glenn also took on many freelance projects over the years including designing the Capitol Theatre's mascot "Gus the Cat," and "Boomer," the mascot for the Yakima Bears baseball team.
This year all proceeds go toward supporting the Children's Village Therapy Programs.
Pediatric therapy programs at Children's Village enhance each child's function in a variety of settings by training and working with the child and the family to provide the highest quality of services.
Therapists participate in a variety of diagnostic evaluations, individual and group therapy, pool, and home-based therapy, with a focus on:
- Feeding skills
- Physical therapy
- Development of motor skills
- Fine motor dexterity
- Range of motion and strength
- Play and social skills
- Self-care skills such as dressing, eating, and bathing
- Sensory integration
- Aquatic therapy/family swim