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A charity golf tournament to support the Klippel-Trenaunay Syndrome Foundation will be held Sunday, July 13, at the Country Club of Whispering Pines.
There is no cure for Klippel-Trenaunay Syndrome, which is a congenital vascular disorder that magnifies itself at birth with three significant signs: port wine stains or capillary malformations; hypertrophy, the enlargement of one or more limbs; abnormalities of the superficial and or deep venous system.
Kyle Metcalf, the 8-year-old son of Del and Mark Metcalf, suffers with this disorder. His parents started a search to find any help available for their son. They founded the KT Foundation in 2002 and are working tirelessly with fellow volunteers to find a cure. The foundation's main focus is to help families with travel assistance funds, as well as to raise awareness in the search to solve the puzzle of Klippel-Trenaunay Syndrome.
To learn more about the foundation, go online to www.ktfoundation.com.
PGA member Casey Martin also suffers from this disease. Martin is the golfer who petitioned to use a cart in PGA Tour events. He is currently the University of Oregon's golf coach.
Funds raised by this golf tournament are earmarked to help the families of the youngsters, here in Moore County, that have Klippel-Trenaunay.
The two institutions that do the most research for Klippel-Trenaunay are the Mayo Clinic and the Children's Hospital in Boston. And the travel assistance funds raised by this endeavor will bring the youngsters and their families to these two facilities without delay and with much less stress.
The golfing event at the CC of Whispering Pines is open to all players. The format is a Captain's Choice, with a 1 p.m. shotgun start on the East course. Entry fee is $50 per player. Golfers are encouraged to make their own foursome or sign up as a single and be paired by the committee.
There will be a deluxe welcome package, golf and cart, box lunch, with snacks at the awards presentation after golf. Team prizes, closest to the pin, longest drive, straightest drive for men and women plus door prizes will be awarded.
Contact Nancy O'Connell at 949-3264 or by e-mail at email@example.com.
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