Golfers Invited to Celebrate the Atlanta Braves Hall of Fame Year and Raise Funds to Cure Bleeding Disorders



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For Immediate Release

September 4, 2014


Hit ’Em for Hemophilia: Golfers Invited to Celebrate the Atlanta Braves Hall of Fame Year and Raise Funds to Cure Bleeding Disorders

Help us celebrate the Atlanta Braves Hall of Fame year by participating in the 32nd Annual Hit Em for Hemophilia Golf Tournament on Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at the Manor Golf and Country Club and Echelon Golf Club in Alpharetta, Georgia. Sponsored by Hemophilia of Georgia in partnership with the Atlanta Braves, the tournament is recognized as one of the premier charity golf events in the United States. More than 250 golfers including corporate executives, local sports celebrities and sponsors come together for a memorable day of golf.

All tournament participants enjoy 18 holes of golf and an awards reception with a silent and live auction. A new online bidding system will allow those unable to participate on tournament day, access to unique and exclusive Atlanta Braves memorabilia.



Golf for a Cure
Since 1983, the Hit ’Em for Hemophilia Golf Tournament has raised millions of dollars for research to find a cure for hemophilia, a hereditary blood clotting disorder that requires very expensive, lifelong medical treatment. With clinical trials of gene therapy underway, we are closer than we have ever been to a cure. This research phase is the most expensive, so your support now is vital.

Individuals and corporate sponsors are invited to participate in the golf tournament. Patron level sponsorships have been specifically tailored for individuals and corporate sponsorship packages offer marketing benefits for any size company. More information on sponsorship levels can be found in the Hit ’Em for Hemophilia Golf Tournament brochure in the PDF below. Level of sponsorship will determine the number of golfer positions, course assignment, extent of media coverage, company signage and community marketing exposure.


Hemophilia of Georgia thanks The Atlanta Braves and the top sponsors of the 32nd Annual Hit ‘Em for Hemophilia Golf Tournament: CSL Behring, Baxter International Inc., Novo Nordisk, and Brown & Company Jewelers. We’d also like to thank Coca Cola Refreshments, Delta Airlines, Hardy Chevrolet, Mizuno, Sunbelt Snacks, and United Distributors for their support of the tournament.
For additional details or questions about the tournament, contact Kirstin Downie, Director of Development, at (770) 518-8272 or kmdownie@hog.org. Those interested in participating can download a tournament response form at www.hog.org/golf. The registration fee includes greens fees and cart, breakfast, lunch, a tournament gift and goodie bag, admission to the reception immediately following the tournament and the opportunity to win exceptional prizes for first and second place teams.

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 in Georgia 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. The 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.



Contact: Amy Bretherton, Director of Marketing & Communications, asbretherton@hog.org,

770 518-8272.

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