Ethan Michael Ratliff 04-08-2009 to 10-01-2009

Tee for E Golf Tournament to fight SIDS

Just this past October 1, 2009 our precious son, Ethan Michael, passed away from Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). It is a devastating loss, one with which my family continues to struggle. In an effort to help us deal with Ethan’s death, my family and I have decided to take a proactive step towards ensuring that all infants in our community and beyond survive and thrive. On July 10th, 2010 we are hosting Tee for E Golf Tournament to benefit the programs of First Candle/SIDS Alliance.

As you may be aware, SIDS is the sudden, unexpected death of an infant that remains unexplained after all known and possible causes have been ruled out. It is the number one cause of death for infants one month to one year of age, claiming 2,100 babies in the United States each year. Historically SIDS has been a mystery, leaving behind devastated families and bewildered physicians. But today we are beginning to find some answers—such as factors that increase the risks for SIDS and actions that parents can take to reduce those risks.

A four-man scramble golf tournament. The event will kick off with registration and golfer sign-in at 11:00a.m. The tournament will start at 1:00 p.m. During the tournament a variety of contests will be offered including a $10,000 hole-in-one challenge. An open Golf Ball Drop raffle will be held at 7:00p.m. to be immediately followed by the awards ceremony and announcement of contest winners .

Prizes include one night stay at Hilton's Indian Lakes Resort in Bloomingdale and Rossa Daytona Putter.

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