2nd Annual Tee-off for Tourette
Celebrity Golf Tournament

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Shotgun Start 9:00am - Registration 8:00am

Plantation on Crystal River
Crystal River, Florida


 

Play golf and make a difference in the lives of TS sufferers and their families. Proceeds benefit TSA of Florida.

 


2014 Tournament


Event Sponsors

Linder Machinery
and Wirtgen
(Co-Sponsors)

D.A.B. Constructors, Inc.


Sponsors

Citrus County Chronicle

M & B Dairy

Rothman Center

JMB Tire Consulting Inc

David Nelson Construction Co

Citrus 95

99.9 WXJB Brooksville

Turtle Southeast

Pepper Construction

Eagle Buick GMC

Citrus Sod

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Come Join Us Saturday, March 1st, 2014!

You can help make a difference in the lives of children and adults and their families, who suffer with the debilitating effects of Tourette Syndrome. Come join us by participating in the Second Annual Tee Off for Tourette Celebrity Golf Tournament at the Plantation on Crystal River, in Crystal River, Florida.

Tourette Syndrome is a neurological disorder that usually becomes evident between the ages of 3 and 9. Most signs of Tourette Syndrome are repetitive, involuntary movements (tics) and vocalizations. Tics can increase with excitement or stress, and decrease with relaxation or involvement in an absorbing activity. The cause of Tourette Syndrome is unknown, but recent research points to abnormalities in certain brain regions.

For most children with TS, their symptoms are misunderstood, and therefore, become victims to bullying by both children and adults. While other children my tease because of the involuntary movements, adults may feel that these children just have a behavorial problem. Adults with TS are also made fun of, because most people just donít understand what it is.

You can help change all this. All proceeds from the tournament will benefit the Tourette Syndrome Association of Florida, Inc., a volunteer organization dedicated to helping individuals and families living with Tourette Syndrome. These funds will help us to send children to our annual TS camp, where they can be with other children with Tourette Syndrome, and can make new friends and not be the victims of bullying. This will also help fund our Youth Ambassador program, where we send representatives starting at age 13 who have TS to Washington, to talk about what Tourette Syndrome is and help educate people, and will also help with funding for much needed research and education. The Rothman Center in St. Petersburg, Florida, is working with TSA of Florida, and has started doing several studies and research to find the causes of TS, and hopefully, to someday find a cure.


Kick off Cocktail Party Friday night at 6:30pm at Plantation Lounge.

We will kick off our event with a cocktail party on Friday night, February 28, beginning at 6:30pm. There will be a live auction, cash bar, raffles and fun! Hors d'oeuvres will be provided.

Live Auction

Last year, our live auction at the Friday night cocktail party was a rousing success. This year we're looking forward to an even better event as we have some great items for our auction this year!. To see photos and a list of current auction items, click here to go to the page.

If you've checked out our auction items from that link above, you've seen that we have some great items going on auction, and we'll have more terrific items available for bidding at the auction as well, so we hope we'll see you there at our Tournament Kick Off Cocktail Party, Friday night, February 28th at 6:30 pm at the Plantation Lounge!

Come join us. You too, can make a difference!

You can help us and the children and adults who suffer with this syndrome, and have the pleasure of knowing that you made a difference in someoneís life, and helped to spread awareness of Tourette Syndrome.

Register to play at one of the premier golf courses in Central Florida, with a championship course. There are several levels of sponsorship opportunities. You can also register to play as an individual in a non-sponsorship capacity, if you just want to play in the tournament. You can see the entire list, plus complete registration information on our registration page here

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Tourette Syndrome Association of Florida, Inc.

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Special guests.

This year's tournament will also feature some special guests:

Dave Pittman

Dave is making a return visit to this year's tournament. Dave graciously performed at our 1st annual tournament last year and participated in the actual tournament.

Dave Pittman appeared on American Idol in Season 9. He attained his "Golden Ticket" to Hollywood and made it to the Top 70. Quite an achievement for anyone. Especially so, for someone like Dave. You see, Dave has Tourette Syndrome.

Despite his condition, it does not affect him while he is performing. Dave pushed through obstacles to land his trip to Hollywood and he has been going hard at it, ever since.

Dave has been traveling throughout the United States and Canada to speak about the powerful topic that surrounds "bullying in schools", promote his new CD, and share his music.

Dave also works directly with the Tourette Syndrome Association in the USA and Canada to help increase awareness of Tourette syndrome and to motivate individuals with TS, and others with disabilities, through his music and his inspiring messages.

Dave will be performing on Friday, February 28th, 2014, at the tournament kick-off party


John Prince

John is also making a return appearance, having participated at last year's event as well.

John is a sports artist covering all sports.

He has been living in Tampa Florida since 2004 but is originally from London England. All of Johnís originals are 48 inches x 36 inches acrylic hand paintings on canvas taking roughly 100 hours each, most of his originals are now signed by the players. John also does limited edition canvas prints of his popular work.

Johnís paintings are vibrant and realistic with a unique presentation style. They are designed to appeal to both serious and casual collectors alike. John has now worked with Tim Tebow,Tim Wakefieled ,Tim Lincecum and Steven Stamkos with charities they are involved with.

To view Johnís work, visit his website www.sportsartworldwide.com.


Toby Hall

Toby Hall is a former Major League catcher who played several seasons with the Tampa Bay Rays, and also had stints with the LA Dodgers and Chicago White Sox. Toby's best season was in 2003 with the Tampa Bay Rays, when he hit .253 with 12 homers and 47 RBIs. He hit .262 with 46 homers and 269 RBIs in his 9 year career. He retired in 2011


Anthony Becht

Anthony Becht is a former National Football League Tight End, drafted by the New York Jets in 2000. He also played for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, St. Louis Rams, Arizona Cardinals and Kansas City Chiefs. His NFL career spanned 11 years, with career stats of 188 Receptions, 1,537 Receiving Yards and 21 Touchdowns.


Keith "Big Nasty" Kunzig

Keith Kunzig, popularly known as "Big Nasty", is the NFL's Tampa Bay Buccaneers biggest and boldest Super Fan. With his trademark Rhino horn and red face paint and his frequent on camera appearances at almost every Bucs game, Keith's character was inducted into the NFL Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2001. Keith often uses his fame to raise money for charity. Now that's a Super Fan!


For questions, please contact Gary D'Amico, Event Chairman. Contact information is on our Contact Us page.

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