An estimated one million people in the United States and over five million worldwide are living with Parkinson’s. Parkinson’s affects one in 100 people over the age of 60. While Parkinson’s is a movement disorder, it also brings non-movement related symptoms. There is no known cure for Parkinson’s. We are fortunate to live in the CSRA which is home to one of the National Parkinsons Foundation Center’s of Excellence, the Movement Disorder Program, at GRU in Augusta, GA
On Monday June 1, 2015, we will be holding the 7th annual PAR fore Parkinson’s golf tournament at The Reserve Club at Woodside in Aiken, SC. The net proceeds of this event will benefit the Movement Disorders Program at Georgia Regents University Augusta formerly Medical College of Georgia. With your help, we will:
Enable the fellowship program to provide the specialized training needed for physicians to give exceptional care to PD patients in our area and around the world.
Allow the local experts of Movement Disorders to continue to improve research and clinical trials.
Reach out to our local community professionals and educate them on how to best care for and support patients and caregivers.
Play will be organized in a 4-person Scramble-Captain’s Choice format. In addition to golf, breakfast and lunch will be served and a tee gift will be given to all golfers. Prizes will be given for a hole-in-one. Mulligans will be available for an additional fee. Your donations of dollars, goods, or services are tax deductible and are absolutely essential to making this fundraiser a success. In appreciation, we will be happy to prominently recognize your company at the event, as well as on our website. Please consider becoming a sponsor at one of these levels:
GOLD $500 + Includes – 1 team of 4 players and logo display event wide
SILVER $300+ Includes – 2 players and logo display at the clubhouse and at a hole
BRONZE $200 + Includes registration for 1 player and logo display at a hole
Individual $100+ Hole signage and Lunch
Please make checks payable to PAR fore Parkinson’s and send to:
PAR fore Parkinson’s
2031 Cardigan Drive
Aiken, SC 29803
Michael and Lani Snug – Co-Chairs 803-643-1788
PAR fore Parkinson’s Inc.
EIN: 27-3983678 (A 501 (c ) (3) Non-Profit)
The 2014 Par fore Parkinson’s Tournament Summary
The 2014 Par fore Parkinson’s Golf Tournament was an excellent event that exceeded our financial expectations. The targeted number of thirty golf teams was the number that participated in the charity event. The weather was 82 degrees, partly sunny and a slight breeze on June 2nd! Most comments praised the event site as well as level of organization.
The Reserve course at Woodside was in great shape and the staff was more than helpful with keeping progress moving along. The shotgun start was on time and groups finished in 4 to 4 ¼ hours.
The pictured men’s group winners were Burt Wronski, Steve Price Sr., Charles Smith, and Dan Drinnon.
The pictured women’s group winners were Mimi Wittkamp, Jan Barker, Carolyn Davis, and Jackie Huey.
Funds from the event go to the Georgia Health and Sciences University movement disorder program, which works with patients who suffer from not only Parkinson’s but also restless leg syndrome, Huntington’s disease and essential tremor. The program offers education, support group meetings, counseling, opportunities for clinical research participation and more. It also offers physical and occupational therapy, speech pathology and psychiatry.
Lani and Michael Snug, who were the events new co-chairmen for 2014, were especially glad to perpetuate the success of Michael and Mary Benko, the founders of the tournament. Both continue to support the effort in fund raising and organization.
An estimated one million people in the United States and over five million worldwide are living with Parkinson’s disease. It affects one in 100 people over the age of 60. Parkinson’s belongs to a group of conditions called movement disorders and although there is no cure, patients living in the CSRA can receive the most up to date treatment and have opportunities to participate in valuable research studies and clinical trials at the Medical College of Georgia’s Movement Disorder Clinic in Augusta. It is this clinic that has given hope to so many Parkinson’s patients – myself included. Donations are gladly accepted any time of the year.
Thank you for your consideration,
Michael and Lani Snug – Chairman 803-643-1788
PAR fore Parkinson’s Inc.
501 (C) (3) Charitable Organization