August 19, 2018
On September 16, 2017, Joshua Merriman passed away suddenly. This tragic event sparked an opportunity to represent Josh and honor all that he was passionate about and stood for.
The Josh Merriman Foundation was started in October of 2017 by friends and family to help keep the spirit of Josh alive and celebrate the life he lived. Josh was a student at Robert Morris University, anticipating graduation with a bachelor’s degree in business and finance in December of 2017. He was a part of the club hockey team at RMU, as well as various academic and social clubs. Not only was Josh an extraordinary student, he was also an avid golfer and poker player. Josh’s strong family background, as well as his devout Catholic faith, drew him to be liked by all and excel in anything he put his mind to. Because of the memories created with him throughout his life and the strong character he displayed, the family and friends in charge of the foundation hope to continue his legacy.
The Josh Merriman Foundation is excited to announce the inaugural golf outing to take place this summer on August 19th at the Steubenville Country Club with a tee time of 1:00pm and registration opening at 11:30am. Click here to view and download the flyer. The proceeds for the outing will be aimed at enhancing concussion knowledge throughout the area, as well as expanding mental health awareness and improving suicide prevention in the local community, especially among young athletes.
This special day will feature a round of golf with a closest to the pin, longest drive, and longest putt winner, as well as a steak dinner to follow that includes raffling off door prizes. Various sponsorships are available and encouraged to help support and bring to light the quiet topic of mental health. Costs of play and different levels of sponsorship can be seen on the attached sheet.
Please come out and join the Josh Merriman Foundation, as well as family, friends, and the community in remembering and celebrating Josh and helping to raise money for a cause that needs attention!
We hope to keep everyone “Safe and Sound!”
If there are any questions, please feel free to contact Bob at 740-632-3673.