Hundreds honor Savage brothers in golf tribute
JUNE 18, 2016 —
A day of golf was played Saturday to honor two brothers who lost their lives to drugs.
It's been a little over a year since the Savage Brothers of Granger died of drug overdoses.
Brother 21-year-old Nick and 18-year-old Jack died from a mixture of Oxycodone and alcohol. They were both found dead at their Granger home on June 14th.
They had been at a graduation party the night before where several other individuals had also overdosed. Both were avid hockey players and athletes and their family has established an organization in their memory.
Parents Mike and Becky Savage were at a golf outing at Juday Creek golf course in honor of their sons. The event has so much interest, people who tried to register the day before were turned away
The family says the support means much.
"I believe we have 150 players roughly and 37 teams, so it's great outing and great event for us," dad Mike Savage says.
It's the first golf outing for the 525 Foundation to raise awareness of opioid abuse, he says.
Proceeds and support from 60 sponsors go to the foundation. Some of the Savage family played today. Savage played with Nick's clubs and says both his son's loved golf. He says the day is a tribute to his boys.
"I think the biggest thing that we're trying to do is keep the awareness of the use of prescription drugs and alcohol mixing together," he says. "They were just great young men and they had very bright futures ahead of them and I just want people to know that they were great kids. We want to keep their memory alive. We want to make something positive come out of their passing."