It's not very often that people leave me speechless, but one of our amazing Associates at TopGolf Wood Dale did just that. Jeanne Gratzl took the stage at our Associate Appreciation event and thanked TopGolf for the experiences and friendships she has been fortunate enough to have because of her position with us. As a token of her appreciation, she donated $500 in TopGolf's name to the St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital to provide children with pajamas during their stay at the hospital. It may seem like pajamas are trivial things to those children battling cancer, but to be able to have a little comfort and something that makes a stay at the hospital just a little bit better, it makes all the difference in the world.
Then, she took it even further to show her appreciation for all that her TopGolf family has done to make her smile. She made a second donation to Operation Smile. This fantastic organization provides free surgeries to repair cleft lips for children around the world.
As if you didn't already love Jeanne, you will now½Not only did she donate in the name of TopGolf Wood Dale to these great organizations, but she took that token of appreciation one step further to our extended family at the TopGolf Home Office located in Dallas. She has also donated to the Operation Smile chapter in Dallas, in the name of our Home Office Team and our extended TopGolf families to give her thanks for all that TopGolf has done for her personally and professionally.
Jeanne has been a tremendous asset to the TopGolf team, and her efforts have not gone unnoticed. She has been given the honor of winning the TopGolf Hospitality Star Award two years in a row, a completely peer-nominated award. People like Jeanne are the reason that the world is a better place, and we're honored to have her in the TopGolf family.