• Scramble Success

    By Marie McGrath | Posted Tuesday, August 27th, 2019

Weiler Textless Live More Golf Scramble Raises Funds to End Distracted Driving

Fun-filled day on Historic Buck Hill Golf Course Sets Bar for Annual Event

A scramble success, on August 23rd in Buck Hill Falls, Pennsylvania, TextLess Live More hosted the Inaugural Scramble to End Distracted Driving. Nearly 40 corporations, organizations and groups of individuals sponsored the golf event, in which 88 enthusiastic golfers participated.

A scramble success, the fun-filled day on historic Buck Hill golf course sets bar for annual summer event

It was a fun-filled day on the historic Buck Hill golf course that culminated in a reception where players, volunteers and sponsors heard from the Levitan Family about TextLess Live More’s mission to end distracted driving, and about Merritt, their daughter killed by a distracted driver in July 2013, the inspiration behind the organization.

“We are overwhelmed by the community’s outpouring of support for TextLess Live More’s mission to end distracted driving,” said Anna Cheshire Levitan at the reception. “Together, we are going to change behavior around handheld phone use behind-the-wheel to save lives and make roads safer for everyone, here in the Poconos and throughout the United States.”

Pennsylvania State Representative Rosemary Brown, Sponsor of the State’s Hands-free Bill, attends the Weiler TextLess Live More Scramble reception

Also in attendance was Pennsylvania State Representative Rosemary Brown, sponsor of the state’s hands-free bill, which passed unanimously out of the House Transportation Committee in early June. State Representative Brown spoke about the critical need to pass Hands-Free to make Pennsylvania #21 in the nation with a Hands-Free driving law.

PA State Representative Rosemary Brown

The Levitan Family with Pennsylvania State Representative Rosemary Brown, sponsor of a Hands-Free bill in Pennsylvania, speaks at the Weiler TextLess Live More Golf Scramble Reception on August 23, 2019. Buck Hill, Pennsylvania. Photo by Cole Bingham.

Thanks to the overwhelming support from the Buck Hill Falls and Skytop communities, TextLess Live More exceeded fundraising goals and was a scramble success, setting a high bar for next year’s event. The TLLM team is so grateful for the outpouring of enthusiasm from everyone involved and is thrilled to continue the lifesaving work that these funds will allow.

Pocono Mountain East Varsity Golf Team

Pocono Mountain East Varsity Golf Team members Ryan Stettler, Jack Pence, Nick Kremer and Pierce Argot hold a 2018 Signed Ryder Cup Flag, generously donated for the Silent Auction by Matt and Sybi Kuchar, close family friends of the Levitans.

Karl Weiler and Rich Levitan

Karl Weiler of the Weiler Corporation, title sponsor of the Weiler TextLess Live More Golf Scramble, with Richard Levitan, President and CEO of TextLess Live More. August 23, 2019. Buck Hill Golf Course.

Joe Levitan awards Patrick McGrath

Joe Levitan presents the TextLess Live More Hero Award to Patrick McGrath, organizer of the Weiler TextLess Live More Golf Scramble. The Levitans also presented The Weiler Corporation with the TextLess Live More Hero Award for their support of the inaugural event. August 23, 2019. Buck Hill, Pennsylvania. Photo by Cole Bingham.