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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.
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