Pam B. Childs Memorial

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The Annual Pam B. Childs Memorial will be at the International Disc Golf Center located inside Wildwood Park in Appling, GA.

The PBC is a Charity event benefiting
Sisters By Heart and other worthy causes.

A C-Tier PDGA CHARITY ENDOWMENT Presented by Team Monkey Dust Productions, Augusta Disc Golf Association, Latitude 64, and the IDGC.

Everyone always asks “Why do you run the PBC?”. On October 24th, 2013 Batman took a moment and explained why…

quotes1With less the one month before this years tournament the stress level is growing more and more each day. If you’ve ever run any kind of event you know what I’m talking about. I have been waking up around 4am each morning and can’t go back to sleep, laying there with my mind going a hundred different directions; What I should do, what I can do, and what I should of already done. The question comes up in my mind always… ‘Why are you putting so much stress on your self and how did you go from doing a tournament you started in 1999 called “STILL STUFFED” to trying to raise tons of money for a great cause?’ To answer that, and a couple of questions I always seem to get; such as who is Pam and how did we get involved with Ronald McDonald House I will start with the “STILL STUFFED” tournament.

 $7,500 Check to the RMHC/Augusta!
Paul & Tina presenting Betts (center) with a $7,500 Check to the RMHC/Augusta! 2013

In 1999 with the Patriots Park disc golf course finished and not a lot going on with tournaments, I thought I’d try my hand at running one after Thanksgiving and call it “Still Stuffed”. So on Nov 26 1999, I had around 25 people show up play a couple rounds, cook some sausage dogs and have a good time. Next year same thing but a few more showed up. Then we decided to play on Saturday as more might show up, and they did! This time, some Guys from Atlanta & Columbia showed up and the numbers were getting bigger. In 2004 I made it a PDGA sanctioned event, with 68 players in 2004 and 77 in 2005. In 2006 Pam and I divorced and I went back to doing a fun event instead of a PDGA sanctioned event but still a good crowd came out; and then things took a life changing turn, on Nov 18 the Sunday before 9th annual “Still Stuffed” we got a call that would change our lives forever: One moment of anger put us through a week of hell and we lost Pam on Nov 23, 2007. As friends do, Scott CrackelThomas Michael Doyle, and Jimmy Padgett took over the tournament that Saturday and we decided to rename the “Still Stuffed” Tournament to the “Pamela B Childs Memorial.

We wanted to make this tournament count for something, but at the time we didn’t have a cause but one would soon appear. The day before the funeral I got a text from Tara (My daughter) with a picture a pregnancy test that had the plus-sign and all was good until we went for a sonogram and found out something wasn’t right with the Collin’s heart and more tests showed the he had a congenital heart defect called HYPOPLASTIC LEFT HEART SYNDROME WITH TRANSPOSITION OF THE GREATER ARTERIES. That’s a lot of big words to swallow when they are talking about your grandson. Collin was born on July 24, 2008 and had his first open heart surgery that September. When he had his 2nd surgery, the Atlanta RMDH had opened and we stayed there while he was in the hospital. It was a safe, clean environment to stay, sleep, and eat at. It allowed Mallory to at least be out of hospital for a while. We now have a cause to make the tournament mean something! Collin has had his 3rd and hopefully last surgery in 2012, and again RMDH was there for us. He is doing great and is trying his best to big a little brother to Mallory.

So now you may have a little more insight as to why I do what I do and why I text & email you and bug you about the PBC: quotes2My family is just trying to take a couple bad hands we were dealt and trying to make a better one…

For 2016, the PBC switched the benefiting charity to Sisters by Heart.

Stacey Lihn, President of SBH, sent us a Letter that give us all some insight into what SBH Does.

quotes1It is a pleasure to provide you with an overview of Sisters by Heart (SBH) and the important work we do to support, educate, and empower parents of children with Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome (HLHS). We sincerely appreciate you considering Sisters by Heart as a beneficiary of your upcoming golf tournament.

Each year in the United States, 1,500 families receive the devastating diagnosis of HLHS. In this rare, complex congenital heart defect, the left side of the heart is severely underdeveloped and therefore the heart cannot function without surgical intervention. There is no cure for HLHS (commonly referred to as having “half a heart”), but a series of three open heart surgeries can be performed to give these fragile infants a chance at life. The first of these surgeries, called the Norwood, must be performed within the first few days of life. While survival rates have improved significantly over the past twenty years (when a diagnosis of HLHS was largely considered to be a death sentence), HLHS remains a devastating diagnosis with a great many struggles for those who do survive and far too many deaths. Only 60% of HLHS children will survive until their 5th birthday.

Sisters By HeartSisters by Heart (SBH) was formed five years ago by a group of HLHS mothers who desperately wanted to make the journey easier for other HLHS families, to share hope, and to provide access to reliable information. What began as a mission of creating and delivering care packages to newly diagnosed families preparing for their child’s first open heart surgery (called the Norwood), has expanded to care packages for children and families preparing for their third open heart surgery (called the Fontan), and a deep commitment to empowering families with accurate information – data and research – and social support to help them care for their children and themselves.

SBH currently has a database of approximately 600 families of HLHS infants, enabling families to search for – and be connected with – other HLHS families that meet specific criteria, such as geographic proximity, similar surgical complications, and additional structural defects of the heart. SBH is very active on social media, with nearly 7,000 Facebook followers and more than 650 on Twitter and is continually engaging other HLHS families to support and empower one another. In addition, SBH has 14 regional “Linkers” who lend support to HLHS families in their geographic region via Facebook, sharing resources with these families, and sharing stories of hope. It should be emphasized, however, that no member of SBH provides medical advice to families under any circumstances.

SBH has a formal collaboration with the National Pediatric Cardiology Quality Improvement Collaborative, comprised of pediatric cardiac surgeons, cardiologists, nurse practitioners, and others involved in the direct care of HLHS children. SBH sponsors families to attend the annual Learning Session of the Collaborative, works with clinical practitioners to explain new research in ways that are accessible to families, and develops educational materials and resources like the Single Ventricle Q&A book produced this year. In the past year, SBH has partnered with the Collaborative to focus on the issue of transparency and advocate for public reporting of surgical outcomes for HLHS infants and children.

SBH works to ensure that as HLHS children grow older, families will continue to be supported and empowered around the academic, social, medical, and psychological issues that typically impact these special needs children. And, SBH also seeks to support the HLHS families that have tragically lost their heart warriors. In the past few months, SBH has launched a new initiative with two “Angel Moms” to advise the organization in what it can do to support families that lose a child with HLHS.

SBH provides support to families facing an HLHS diagnosis or living with HLHS worldwide, with care packages, educational materials, and support all provided free of charge. Due to shipping costs, care packages are currently only provided to families living in the United States. However, the organization’s Facebook page and website both draw viewers from other parts of the HLHS world beyond the United States and, in fact, from other Congenital Heart Defect (CHD) families worldwide. SBH serves all HLHS families regardless of income, race, or ethnicity. SBH is solely run by volunteers, with only 4% of costs going to “overhead” such as website hosting fees.

Should you select Sisters by Heart as a beneficiary of your golf tournament, it would enable us to send packages of hope to newly diagnosed families as well as HLHS children approaching their third surgery and empower families with information and resources families in order to make appropriate care decisions for their fragile children. We would be pleased to answer any questions about our organization and provide any additional information requested. We sincerely appreciate your consideration of Sisters by Heart.

quotes2Sincerely,
Stacey Lihn, President

 


 

We’ve setup an easy way for you to play for FREE: we have a Sponsor Form to help you pay your entry fee. You can ask your friends, co-workers and family to help you with your entry.

With each $10 of donation you will receive a raffle ticket (for a variety of prizes). The more money you get donated the more raffle tickets you will receive.

84 Players showed in 2013
84 Players showed in 2013

All players will receive Players Package, Lunch and whatever else we can get. Any and all players are welcome, NO players will be turned away. We will find a division for you to play in no matter your skill level.

-Paul “Batman” Childs, TD

any questions please contact me at 706-513-5610 or batty8662@msn.com


DETAILS

Sign up the day of the tournament

Registration: 8:00 AM
Player’s Meeting: 9:15 AM

Entry Fees
$40 for all Amateur Divisions
$70 for Open Divisions. $30+ going to payout.

SPONSORING THE TOURNAMENT

Tee signs $20
CFR Disc $20
Tee sign + CFR Disc $35
Scorecard $100
Course (9-holes) $50
Lunch (Sign near the food) $50
Awards (Sign on the Awards Table) $100
Batman’s Back (Sign on Paul’s back) $500

FORMAT

“PBC layout”
Round 1: Steady Ed holes 1-5 & 15-18 and 10-18 of WR Jackson.
Round 2: 1-9 on WR Jackson & 1-9 on Jim Warner shorts.

Because of early darkness you’ll be in 3-somes. We may split divisions up and let Open & Advanced AMs play together on Jackson & Warner first while everyone plays Ed & Jackson and switch 2nd round. So don’t be shocked if we mix it up a little.

Download the
Sponsor Form

The form is for players and non-players alike. ANYONE can get sponsorships this way and get in on the Raffle!

Register Online!

A note about this registration: There is no cost to “sign up” on DGS. Its there to help us make sure we can provide the best experience for you. Think of it like “I promise to play”. If you want to, you can pay for certain sponsorships of the tourney, its there as a convenience to you. You are more than welcome to continue to hand money to Batman as you’ve always done.

 

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Fun Facts and Notable Sponsors…

Amounts given to RMHC/Augusta: 2009 $1500, 2010 $1750, 2011 $2600, 2012 $3700, 2013 $7500, 2014 $11,000, 2015 $???

Amounts given to SBH: 2016 $???

 


Past tournament results

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