Our inaugural golf tournament was played in March of 2016, and after a one-year break due to Brandon's participation with Team USA in the World Baseball Classic, we returned in 2018 with more than twice as many golfers. The tournament, which is scheduled each year to coincide with the start of Spring training (played the day before Cactus League openers), will more than double in size again in 2019. The post-golf awards banquet takes on more significance with the addition of a fundraiser auction. Each year funds will be raised and donated to an important charitable cause.
3RD ANNUAL CRAWFORD FAMILY INVITATIONAL GOLF TOURNAMENT FOR CHARITY
We return to the Raven Golf Club in Phoenix on Friday, February 22, 2019, with a 1 pm shotgun start, team scramble contest (preceded by a putting contest). Team handicaps will be assigned based on a general four-category rating system for each golfer (as determined by their index/handicap).
February 22, 2019
The Raven Golf Club
3636 E Baseline Rd.
Phoenix, AZ 85042
DONATIONS TO BENEFIT ALS CURE
Net proceeds from this year's tournament will be donated to ALS CURE, a non-profit Special Project Fund at Silicon Valley Community Foundation, established by Mike Piscotty, father of Oakland A's right-fielder Stephen Piscotty, to create an operational business model incentivizing Biotech and Pharmaceutical companies to invest capital and focus research for the development of a cure for ALS.
Following the golf round an awards banquet (featuring a prime rib and chicken breast marsala buffet dinner and full bar), and live auction fundraiser will be held in the Raven's Pavilion room (cocktail hour will commence upon completion of round, approximately 5:30 pm, and dinner starts at 6:30 pm).
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that attacks motor neurons in the brain and spinal cord. These motor neurons control the movement of voluntary muscles. When the motor neurons can no longer send impulses to the muscles due to ALS, the muscles begin to waste away (atrophy), causing increased muscle weakness. Motor neuron or nerve cell death makes it impossible for the brain to control muscles or signal them to move. The majority of the people diagnosed only live two to five years from disease onset; there is no effective treatment to slow or stop this FATAL disease. However, ALS is not an unbeatable disease - it can be stopped - with appropriate funding for drug development.
The mission of ALS CURE (Collaborative, Unified, Research Efforts) is to create an operational business model incentivizing Biotech and Pharma companies to gainfully invest their capital and researchers leading to a cure for ALS.
In addition to raising funds for ALS CURE, this year's tournament honors the memories of the following people whose lives were tragically cut short by ALS (all are family members and close friends of tournament participants):
Bob Paul Sr.
Prizes will be awarded for the following tournament contests:
Low Gross and Net Team Scores
Pre-Round Putting (practice green)
Closest to Pin (designated hole on front and back nine)
Long Drive (designated hole)
Premier Luxury Automobile to be awarded for hole-in-one on par 3 hole #11
The tournament entry fee of $270 includes green fees, cart, range balls, tournament services, prizes, dinner, and a $100 tax deductible donation to ALS CURE.
A field of 144 golfers is anticipated- many spots have already been reserved and the field is expected to fill quickly.
If you would like to play please register asap!
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