The Erik Compton Golf Classic:
Double Heart Transplant Recipient and PGA Tour Player
Raises Awareness and Funds for Transplant Patients in Distress
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WHAT: Two time heart transplant recipient and PGA Golf Tour Player Erik Compton is devoted to raising awareness through Transplant Foundation Inc.; a non-profit organization dedicated to providing services for transplant families, increasing organ donation through community education and funding transplant research. Both Erik and Transplant Foundation have teamed up to raise funds for this cause through the foundation’s annual golf classic.
WHO: There are a few indisputably outstanding stories in the PGA, and Erik Compton is one of them. The inspiring story of Erik, a two time heart transplant recipient and professional golfer on the PGA Tour has been widely publicized in national media and he is using his story as a platform to give support to others who are struggling to cope with the sometimes overwhelming burdens pre and post transplant. On tour he visits patients in the hospital and gives motivational speeches to both patients and medical staff. He is the national spokesperson for Donate Life America the nonprofit alliance of national organizations and local coalitions in the United States dedicated to educating the public about organ, eye and tissue donation.
The Erik Compton Golf Classic 2013 Highlights Include :
- Pre Tournament 5 Hole Celebrity Shootout Exhibition including PGA Tour Players, Jim Furyk, Camilo Villegas, and Erik Compton, as well as Former Canadian Tour pro and long drive world record holder, Kelly Murrary
- Lunch, snacks and cocktail Reception
- Dinner for players
- Live and Silent Auction
- Visit the event website: Transplant Foundation Erik Compton Golf Classic
WHEN: 2014 EVENT INFORMATION WILL BE AVAILABLE SOON
Celebrity Shootout: 9 a.m.
Tournament Registration 11 a.m.
Shotgun 12 p.m.
WHERE: Deering Bay Yacht & Country Club 13610 Deering Bay Drive, Coral Gables, Florida
MEDIA: To find out more about amazing transplant recipients, incredible transplant stories and how to get involved with this cause contact Julissa Fernandez at 305-817-5645 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Erik Compton Golf Classic sponsors: The Erik Compton Golf Classic appreciates the continued support of its sponsors and will announce sponsors of the 2014 event soon.
About the Transplant Foundation:
Transplant Foundation, Inc. is a Miami-based 501 (c) (3) organization whose mission is to assist transplant patients in need, educate the community on the importance of organ donation and fund transplant research. For additional details, contact 305.817.5645 or visit www.transplantfoundation.org.