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2016 Events

Joe Hortons Daytona 100 Ultramarathon Fundraiser

December  10th 2016


Joe Horton is an ultramarathoner and the father of a Stars baseball player. When Joe learned of Matt's story and reflected on his own relationship with his son, Jackson, he wanted to do something to help the MVP Memorial Foundation. Joe raised over $30,000 for Matt's foundation by running the Daytona 100 Ultramarathon on December 10th in under 30 hours.

Matthew Vernon Poyner Memorial Golf Tournament

October 3rd 2016


The second annual MVP Memorial Foundation Golf Tournament was held at Hidden Creek Country Club in Reston, VA where Matt grew up playing golf with family and friends. The event was a great success raising money for charity in Matt's name and attendees had a great time.

GFLL Home Runs for Heroes 

June 18th 2016

MVP Memorial Foundation sponsored Home Runs For Heroes event during 2016 Great Falls Little League summer season. 

Ladd's host 2nd Annual Matthew Vernon Poyner Memorial Foundation Cornhole Tournament

June 12th 2016

A great crowd gathered at the Ladd's  for a fun cornhole tournament and backyard meal in memory of Matt.

Matthew Vernon Poyner Memorial Leadership Awards

Spring 2016 


Matt’s foundation recently presented $1,500 leadership awards to three well-rounded high school seniors who model the traits we valued in Matt - compassion for others, strong work ethic and a passion for excellence in endeavors outside the classroom.

Matthew Poyner MVP Memorial Myocarditis Research Fund

February 24th 2016


On February 24, 2016 we marked the one-year anniversary of Matt’s death by funding the Matthew Poyner MVP Memorial Myocarditis Research Fund.


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