Golf and 5k Benefits for Children’s Cardiomyopathy Set for August 24th in Abilene
Golfers, runners and walkers alike are invited to take part in the 4th annual ‘Casen’s Crew for Children’s Cardiomyopathy’ event August 24th. The day will feature a 4-man scramble golf tournament as well as a 5k run/walk. Both events will take place at Maxwell Golf Course in Abilene, and will benefit the Children’s Cardiomyopathy Foundation (CCF).
These are two great events that honor the memory of Casen Riley, who passed away due to complications from cardiomyopathy, and help give support to all families affected by the condition. You can get registered for the 5k online when you follow this link, and get a printable form to register for the golf tournament here.
Casen’s Crew 5K run/walk
Casen’s Crew Golf Tournament
Saturday, August 24th
Run/Walk registration is 6:00am, and starts at 7:00am
Golf Tournament registration is at 7:00am, with a shotgun start at 8:00am
Run/Walk is $20.00 before August 17th, and $25 from August 17th-24th.
Golf Tournament is $75 for individuals, and $300 per foursome. Includes green fee, cart, range balls and hamburger lunch after your round.
Phone: (325) 370-6379
R.S.V.P. on the Casen’s Crew Facebook Event Page
Maxwell Golf Course: (325) 692-2737
Awards will be given to the overall 1st place male and female finishers. There will also be 1st, 2nd and 3rd place prizes for top finishers in select age groups (12 & under, 13-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+.
The top 3 teams will receive cash prizes ($600 for 1st, $300 for 2nd, $150 for 3rd). There will also be prizes awarded for shots Closet to the Hole (hole #9) and Longest Drive (#10).
Casen was born August 31, 2009, 10 weeks early, so his lungs were underdeveloped but other than that he seemed healthy. One day his heart rate rose to over 240 beats per minute and that is when he was diagnosed. They put him on heart medication and we thought everything was fine, until one day he was in the hospital for RSV and his heart went into cardiac dysrhythmia. We lost our only child when he was only 6 months old. It is too late for him, but it is not too late for the thousands of families whose child is at risk or diagnosed with the disease.
Casen was a precious little man with infectious brown eyes and an unforgettable smile. He loved being held and talked to. He was a fighter and never gave up until the end.