Golf tournament raises funds for rare disorder
The fourth annual Zach Hamm Don't Sweat It Golf Classic tournament will raise funds for the National Foundation for Ectodermal Dysplasias.
According to a press release, Zach Hamm is one of 246 children in Texas who has been diagnosed with ectodermal dysplasias. The disease is a genetic disorder characterized by its effects on the hair, teeth, nails and glands of those afflicted. The disease caused Hamm to have just one toe on his right foot and two toes on his left. He also does not have fully functional sweat glands and cannot regulate his own body temperature, according to the press release.
In an effort to share the story of his illness with the public, Hamm, who is a golf fan, wanted to host a tournament raising funds for children with ectodermal dysplasias, according to the press release.
To date, Hamm, his family and the community have raised more than $100,000 for the National Foundation of Ectodermal Dysplasias.
The event will begin with lunch from 11 a.m. to noon. The tournament kicks off at 12:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 12 at the Glennloch Pines Golf Club located at 19393 Champion Forest Drive.
Participation costs $150 per player. A $600 fee per team includes lunch and refreshments, a gift, golf and range balls, food and refreshments on the course, dinner and drinks, awards, entrance to a raffle and silent auction. Teams can also buy a $20 mulligan package which includes two feet of string, a shot at a hole-in-one that wins a 2012 Acura MDX, a "beat the pro" game and more.
For more information about the event, sponsor information, or to read about Hamm, visit dontsweatitgolf.com.
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