For 12 years, Mike and Lori McKenna hosted The “MIKE” Golf Classic at Indian Pond Country Club in Kingston, MA. The event was founded in 2009 in honor of their son, Michael, a NECC student who was diagnosed with autism at 18 months old. In total, the end of summer event raised more than $700,000 for NECC.
In 2020, the McKenna family creatively transitioned the event to a 100-mile walk along the Cape Cod Rail Trail. Mike, together with his son Matt walked the entire 25-mile trail over the course of 4 days. They will again tackle the trail to raise awareness for Michael and all the children with autism and their families at NECC.