The Epilepsy Foundation of Connecticut is getting
ready for the 8th Annual Andrew’s Golf Benefit for Epilepsy.
take place on Thursday, July 11, at Quarry Ridge Golf Course, 9 Rose Hill Road,
This event was established and is
hosted by the Purdy family, whose son Andrew has epilepsy. Epilepsy is a
chronic medical condition produced by sudden changes in the electrical function
of the brain that results in more than 20 different types of seizures. It is one of the most common neurological
disorders in the United States, affecting approximately 60,000 people in
Connecticut. Andrew’s Golf Benefit for Epilepsy raises funds to provide
information, education, recreation, advocacy and support.
The fee is $150, which includes golf
carts and greens fees. Activities include a barbecue lunch from 10:15 a.m. to
2:30 p.m. There will be a raffle, with prizes including golf clubs and a flat
screen TV. A hole in one prize is a Hawaiian vacation.
Sponsorships are available. Sponsorships
range from $50 business advertising to the platinum level, in which the
donation is $5,000. Sponsors should register by June 22 to receive all
Prizes will be awarded for first
place team, second place team, longest drive, and closest to pin winners. Registration
on the day of the event begins at 8:30 a.m., and golfers must arrive by 9:30
For more information, call 800-899-EPIL. Applications are also
available online at www.epilepsyct.com.
Send registration forms and payment to the Epilepsy Foundation of
Connecticut, 386 Main St.,Middletown, CT 06457-3360.
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