Allen High School golfer turns birdies into cash for charity

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by GEORGE RIBA

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Posted on June 21, 2013 at 12:43 AM

ALLEN -- For the past three years, Allen High School senior Drew Miller has found a way to make his golf game raise money for charity.

"I just wanted to help them and give back to their charity, and help their family and all the other families who are struggling with children with cancer," Miller said.

Through his website, DrewMillerGolf.com, Miller found sponsors to donate money for every birdie he recorded during an official round of high school golf.

"This is a rare boy right here. He's a special gem," said Kimberly Richardson.

So far, Miller has raised more than $8,600, which he donates to the Carson's Crusaders Foundation, a charity set up for Carson Richardson, who died of cancer at the age of seven in 2010.

"He had hepatoblastoma, which is a very rare solid tumor for children," said Kimberly Richardson, Carson's mother.

"Drew came to us and stepped forward, and said, 'I'd like to do this to help with your mission,'" said George Richardson, Carson's grandfather.

"He literally contacts us after the season and says, 'This is what I’ve raised,'" Kimberly Richardson said. "That's huge for a foundation that runs solely on volunteers."

The money that Miller raises goes to the foundation, which provides support to families of patients in the form of gas cards, parking vouchers, and other travel assistance.

"I just love helping everyone else," Miller said. "That's what makes me happiest."

At his current pace, Miller should top the $10,000 mark next season at Allen High School, one birdie at a time.

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