Here are the Good Guys we have had the honor of recognizing throughout the years.
Unfortunately Jerry was out of the state undergoing cancer treatment on our event day. We were lucky to have his two children, Tracy and Scott, attend on his behalf and accept the award for Jerry. It was evident to all who heard Tracy and Scott’s comments that Jerry has had a profound effect on their lives as well as the lives of everyone around him. Their comments about their dad left everyone in the room assured that Jerry is a GOOD GUY! Please join all of us at the GGO in wishing Jerry and his family our best as they move forward living with cancer. Jerry, we’re lucky to have guys like you around!
Dan is definitely one of the good guys, never saying a bad word about anyone. Doesn’t judge, always gives the benefit of the doubt, turns a negative into a positive and an opportunity to learn or teach something. He is involved with community and would give you the shirt off his back. Over the years he has opened his home many times to friends and family in need of a place to stay. One would think that Dan could be in two places at one time because he seems to be able to be everywhere for everyone! His giggle is infectious. He owns the room with his stories. Dan is such a “Good Guy” – when he tells a fish story – he tells people his fish is actually smaller than it really is! HA (Just kidding).As he did while raising his own children, it has now become his mission to always make sure his six grandchildren know right from wrong and the importance of family. One of my favorite traditions is a story he shared with me that he has with all his grandchildren – he calls it “Donut Day”. On any given school day, he calls each of them up and proclaims its donut day! He goes house to house to pick them up, on the way to the bakery they pick one lucky recipient who they call and sing their “donut day” song to – what a great way to start your day, and what a great memory maker with grandpa! I shared something with Dan one day that was bothering me . . . . . something I saw on Facebook. Something that was about him and that I thought he should see. Another good reason he’s a Good Guy – HE’s NOT ON FACEBOOK!! LOL Anyway - His response to me was: “Put your efforts into people that make you happy Kimberly, not the ones that make you unhappy! Thanks for thinking about me!!” WOW – that is so Dan!Dan is also a cancer survivor. At least 5 years now I think. When we recognize the survivors in the room during dinner at the Good Guy Open, we ask them all to stand up – he doesn’t ....... Why???? Because he doesn’t think he is worthy. Dan thinks because he didn’t have to go through treatment and suffer enough like some of the survivors in the room, and he got off too easy and that he doesn’t deserve to stand – another Danism!Aside from being a wonderful Son, Brother, Father, Grandfather, Uncle and Friend – the title of “Good Guy” needs to be one of his many titles I know he will so brilliantly handle with grace!
Our original Good Guy, Doug Beck, said that our father, Molly Becker, was the “Godfather of Good Guys”. He stated the truth since we knew him as a kind, caring, gentle, family man who carried himself proudly through his 87 years on this earth. Our Father & Mother wrote all of us kids a letter after Brooks’ passing & this is one of the comments he shared with us.“We've seen how many people Brooks touched in his short time here, and a lot of credit goes to the rest of our family for their choice of friends and the way you have conducted yourselves in times when circumstances and events were not all the best.”So goes the legacy from our Father and why Steve Burvee from Stacy, MN is our Good Guy for 2016.Steve became aware of the GGO in 1999 when his 22 month old granddaughter, Breanna, was diagnosed with a brain tumor. He wrote a touching letter to ask us to consider giving funds to her parents to help with transportation to and from the many hospital visits. He signed it a “concerned grandfather”. Since that letter, he has been at the Good Guy Open every year.He doesn’t come alone! We call his “teams” simply “THE STACY BOYS” and we appreciate every single one of them for supporting our event and giving from the heart to the families in need.His wife of 42 years, Gail, has heard every year Steve comes home from the GGO event about the Good Guy that was chosen each year......and how he could NEVER Be One. Well she thought differently this year and decided to nominate Steve for the award:“Steve is always willing to try and help people. He served as a Cub Scout leader - Boy Scout leader - Little league coach and football coach for his own sons, Jeremy & Justin. He has been a member of the Stacy Lion's for several years now and has served as president for 2 years. He is still a board member and continues to try and help the Stacy community. He has been a great help to me with my arthritis, some days I don't know what I would do without his help. Please consider Steve for this Title.”
That’s all it took for the committee to consider and accept his nomination for this year’s 2016 Good Guy Award. Congratulations Steve Burvee.