Methodist Hospitals Foundation Receives Donation from Cancer Survivor - June 25, 2013

Over 10 years ago, Mark McDaniel decided to host a HORSE basketball tournament as a fundraiser for Methodist Hospitals. Formerly named Giddy Up Games and now known as Giddy Up Games Pond-A-Palooza Music Festival, the tournament has grown from just 12 participants playing in the driveway of the McDaniel’s Schererville home, to a full-blown block party around the pond of his new home. The event now attracts more than 200 participants. A cancer survivor who credits Methodist Hospitals with saving his life, Mark, through his Giddy Up Games Pond-A-Palooza Music Festival, donated $2,000 to the Hospital’s Foundation in memory of his friend, Chad P. Smith, who died of cancer.