Hemophilia of Georgia to Host Annual Hit ‘Em for Hemophilia Charity Golf Tournament in Partnership with the Atlanta Braves



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Hemophilia of Georgia to Host Annual Hit ‘Em for Hemophilia Charity Golf Tournament in Partnership with the Atlanta Braves

Hemophilia of Georgia’s 34th annual Hit ‘Em for Hemophilia Charity Golf Tournament, in partnership with the Atlanta Braves, takes place on Tues., Oct. 25, at the Manor Golf and Country Club and Atlanta National Golf Course. In addition to a round of golf with celebrity players, the tournament also features silent and live auctions, a raffle and reception with funds raised benefitting Georgia’s bleeding disorder community.

ATLANTA, July 26, 2016 — It’s time to master your swing and polish your putt because the Hit ‘Em for Hemophilia Charity Golf Tournament is happening on Tues., Oct. 25. Hosted by Hemophilia of Georgia and in partnership with the Atlanta Braves, this year’s tournament will take place at the Manor Golf and Country Club and Atlanta National Golf Club, both in Milton, Georgia.

Among the premier charity golf tournaments nationwide, Hit ‘Em for Hemophilia attracts more than 200 participants annually, including celebrities, sponsors and top business executives to play 18 holes on two stunning courses, benefitting research to find a cure for hemophilia and other inherited bleeding disorders. Since 1982, the tournament has raised more than $12 million for research thanks to the generous contributions of participants and sponsors.

“The funds raised each year by the golf tournament have contributed greatly to the significant strides made in the treatment of inherited bleeding disorders,” states Maria Manahan, CEO of Hemophilia of Georgia.  “As we move closer to a cure, support for research is even more essential.”

At the casual dinner and awards reception immediately following play, tournament participants and guests have additional opportunities to support research for a cure and take home great gifts and prizes, including unique Braves memorabilia by participating in the:


  • Raffle;

  • Silent auction; and

  • Live auction.

The reception takes place at the Manor Golf and Country Club immediately following play.

“Having been a part of the Hit ‘Em for Hemophilia Golf Tournament for 34 years, it is truly a remarkable experience to know that one day of the year makes such an impact on both the lives of Georgians with inherited bleeding disorders and the community worldwide, thanks to research funds from HoG,” said Bill Acree, Braves senior advisor for team travel and clubhouse services, as well as long-time HoG supporter.

Interested participants and sponsors can secure their tee time to join the Atlanta Braves at the Hit ‘Em for Hemophilia and support inherited bleeding disorder research by visiting HoG.org/Golf or contacting Sarah Weikert, HoG Director of Development, at (770) 518-8272 or srweikert@hog.org.

About Hemophilia of Georgia

Hemophilia of Georgia is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing services and support for Georgians who have hemophilia, von Willebrand Disease, and other inherited bleeding disorders. The only agency of its kind in the state, Hemophilia of Georgia works to enhance clients’ care and quality of life while actively pursuing a cure through research funding. HoG’s nonprofit pharmacy provides convenient home delivery of clotting factor and other medications at competitive prices. Hemophilia of Georgia exists so that people affected by bleeding disorders live as normally and productively as possible. Additional information is available online at www.hog.org.



About Hemophilia

Hemophilia is a hereditary genetic disorder in which a person’s blood is not able to clot normally. In normal blood, proteins called clotting factors work together to form a clot whenever bleeding occurs. A person with hemophilia lacks or doesn’t have enough of a certain clotting factor so the blood can’t make a clot. Hemophilia is a very rare disorder, affecting about 20,000 people in the United States. People with hemophilia stop bleeding by infusing the clotting factor that is missing from their blood. However, the clotting factor used to treat hemophilia is very expensive and bleeding disorders affect not only the client, but his or her entire family.



Media Contact

Ivey Taylor, Director of Marketing & Communications

Hemophilia of Georgia

igtaylor@hog.org

(770) 518-8272

www.HoG.org



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