“My brother, he had leukemia and he passed a few years ago,” says Caden Miller, one of 18 kid caddies for PGA golfer Jason Bohn. “I feel like my brother – I feel like I could do it for him.
It’s all through a program called "Caddy for a Cure" where each new hole, means a whole new caddy.
“We started this opportunity with Tutti's Tribe, a local cancer research ward based in Moline,” says Caddy for a Cure founder and CEO Russ Holden.
The organizations raise money for Fanconi Anemia research, an inherited bone marrow disease that often leads to cancer. And that's where Jason comes in.
“I think Jason Bohn epitomizes the giving back initiative of the PGA Tour.
And it takes a special golfer to take on almost 20 kid caddies.
“To be out here and warm up to the kids, have a different kid on every hole, to some that would be a little bit distracting,” says Holden.
But Jason says ‘bring it on.’
“More the merrier,” says Bohn. “Yeah that's great. I love hanging out with these kids.”
“They'll just kind of go along and get the experience of what it's like to be inside the ropes with one of the best players in the whole world,” says Holden
But while it seems like it's a great chance for some young caddies to get some tips and tricks from a pro, it's really Bohn, that's learning the lessons.
“I guarantee I walk away with more than they do,” says Bohn. “Believe me. I know that might sound selfish, but I get a lot of life lessons from this.”
“It's an event that's grown close to Jason's heart.
“It's been a real blessing for me, actually,” says Bohn.
Between big winnings and PGA Tour victories, Caddy for a Cure is a key frame on Jason's highlight reel.
“I think Jason is pretty much hooked for life,” says Bohn.