The Battle of Stoney Hill
Sunday, October 7, 2012
1-day, Sunday-only, PDGA-sanctioned event,
fundraiser for the The Children's Heart Foundation.
for the Sunday after the USDGC so you can join the gallery at disc golf's most
prestigious event (or, if you're lucky, play in it!), then play Sunday on one of
South Carolina's most unique and challenging courses. You can also
enjoy the free camping on the course on Saturday night.
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directions and lodging options.
Why were we raising
money for the The Children's Heart Foundation? Ask our spokesman:
Hi, my name is Drake Sauls (PDGA
#34432). I'm almost 5 years old. I have 3 sisters, 2 dogs, and a mended heart. When I was born, I was in big trouble.
The doctors told my Mom and Dad that if my heart condition wasn't corrected, I
wouldn't see my first birthday. They said I had "Transposition of the
Great Arteries", but that it was fixable. "Fixable, like putting the
rubber tire back on my monster truck?" I asked. "Exactly," they
They said I was going to stay in
the P.C.I.C.U. clinic at MUSC for a while until I healed. It's an area
designated for babies born with heart conditions ("blue babies"). My
mind bounced around like a butterfly in a tornado. How in the world
are they going to operate on me? I only weigh six pounds! How do
they know what they're doing? Who paid for the research? Who's
paying for all this fancy equipment? Why do they want to save my life?
How could I know there were
organizations like The Children's Heart Foundation, raising money for research
to save children like me.
Apparently someone you know,
someone you met, or possibly even you yourself, made a donation to such an
organization at some point in time. The money helped
research, study, diagnose, correct, and educate America against its #1 killer,
heart disease. Without it, I wouldn't be here today, growing up on a
disc golf course. So I've decided that now it's my turn to help.
With my Dad and Uncle, I'm raising money for the The Children's Heart
that someday will be used to save a life. I'm having a 1-day disc golf
tournament on October 7th, with the hope to raise over $1,000. Our idea
is that $14 out of each registration, times 72 players, will do it. So
please help us fill and reach our goal. If you can't make it, please consider a small donation to the
in my honor, either through the tournament or by visiting their website at
Stoney Hill Disc Golf Course
After all that, how
could we refuse?