Every year, for this the fifth year, we come together to raise monies for Parkinson's disease research through the Michael J Fox Foundation Team Fox fundraising group via the Birdies Fore Parkinson Research golf tournament being held at Willow Creek Golf Club in Spring, TX. This has been a wildly successful tournament, and one that people come to year after year. We still have sponsorship and team spots available. As customary, the winners will receive the coveted Orange Jacket. In addition, this year we will have a Women's only team winners, thus receiving their orange jackets! Registration will end on Saturday, October 19th at 5pm. We have terrific gifts for each player, a raffle for a wheelbarrow of alcohol, which every person who brings a bottle gets one ticket free, while purchasing more. We are auctioning a bird hunting trip to Argentina for 2, which will be broadcast live on Facebook. The world famous Corkscrew BBQ owned and operated by BFPR Hall of Famers Nichole and Will Buckman, will be throwing down the Brisket, etc. for lunch. Chik-fil-A will be bringing breakfast chicken bites. We want to thank our rock solid sponsors who year after year prove to be true partners. Orthofix, Inc, our presenting sponsor. Sentry Neuro, Medtronic, Memorial Hermann Hospital The Woodlands, The Houston Methodist Hospital - The Woodlands, Corkscrew BBQ, XO Biologix, US Anesthesia Partners, Richmond Realty Group, Assure Neuromonitoring, and Anvil Roofing.
In 2018, we expanded our vision and added the Texas Children's Hospital Neurological Research Institute as one of our recipients of funds for research. This March 2019, we formed our own 501(c)(3) corporation, the Freeman Foundation for Neurological Disease Research. To date, we have received, bequeathed over $225,000 to these two entities, as each penny of that money goes directly to research. FFNDR is operated as solely a volunteer organization, with no Board members being remunerated for their Board work. This tenet is not only important to Chairman Tim Freeman, but also to ViceChairman Zach Richmond, as well as the other members.