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Law student honored for cross-country golf fundraiser

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Luke Bielawski was honored Tuesday at the Indiana Statehouse for his novel fundraising efforts. The Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law student made headlines last year when he hit golf balls across the country to raise money for an Indianapolis high school serving at-risk students.

Bielawski kicked off his venture, “From Tee to Shining Tee” in May at the Pacific Ocean and hit and putted golf balls across the U.S. for 93 days. He hit his last ball in Kiawah Island, S.C.

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Bielawski’s fundraising campaign raised $60,000 to further scholarships for Providence Cristo Rey High School, a Catholic college-preparatory high school.

He ended up with a score of 52,345 and lost 5,540 golf balls.

House Speaker Brian Bosma, R-Indianapolis, and Rep. Todd Huston, R-Fishers, introduced a House resolution honoring the Fishers resident.

Bielawski founded the Get on the Green Foundation in 2013, which is a nonprofit dedicated to raising money through golf-related fundraising events. “From Tee to Shining Tee” was his first fundraising venture.

“The drive and ingenuity that Luke has shown through this fundraising effort is inspiring,” Bosma said. “He has had a tremendous, positive effect for many students at Providence Cristo Rey. By combining his passion for helping others and his love of golf, I know that he will continue to do great things for people in need across the nation.”



 

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  1. Well, maybe it's because they are unelected, and, they have a tendency to strike down laws by elected officials from all over the country. When you have been taught that "Democracy" is something almost sacred, then, you will have a tendency to frown on such imperious conduct. Lawyers get acculturated in law school into thinking that this is the very essence of high minded government, but to people who are more heavily than King George ever did, they may not like it. Thanks for the information.

  2. I pd for a bankruptcy years ago with Mr Stiles and just this week received a garnishment from my pay! He never filed it even though he told me he would! Don't let this guy practice law ever again!!!

  3. Excellent initiative on the part of the AG. Thankfully someone takes action against predators taking advantage of people who have already been through the wringer. Well done!

  4. Conour will never turn these funds over to his defrauded clients. He tearfully told the court, and his daughters dutifully pledged in interviews, that his first priority is to repay every dime of the money he stole from his clients. Judge Young bought it, much to the chagrin of Conour’s victims. Why would Conour need the $2,262 anyway? Taxpayers are now supporting him, paying for his housing, utilities, food, healthcare, and clothing. If Conour puts the money anywhere but in the restitution fund, he’s proved, once again, what a con artist he continues to be and that he has never had any intention of repaying his clients. Judge Young will be proven wrong... again; Conour has no remorse and the Judge is one of the many conned.

  5. Pass Legislation to require guilty defendants to pay for the costs of lab work, etc as part of court costs...

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