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Pierson DeHart Golf Scramble scheduled

Sunday, July 8, 2012

The second Pierson DeHart Golf Scramble will take place July 28, at 1 p.m., at the Forest Park Golf Course. The golf scramble is played in memory of Pierson DeHart (above), who died May 7, 2009.
The second Pierson DeHart Memorial Golf Scramble is only weeks away.

The event will take place at noon, Saturday, July 28, at the Forest Park Golf Course.

Lunch will start at noon, with tee-times set for 1 p.m.

The golf scramble is played in memory of Pierson DeHart, who died May 7, 2009, after suffering hydranencephaly. He was only 22-months-old.

Pierson was born July 30, 2007. While in-utero, he suffered a stroke and developed hydranencephaly, which occurs when a traumatic experience cuts off the blood supply to the developing brain and sections of the brain are replaced with Cerebral Spinal Fluid.

After the traumatic loss, Pierson's parents, Chris and Melissa DeHart, created the scramble as a way to help others in need while also memorializing Pierson.

All benefits from last year's scramble were given to Carter Quinn, son of Joe and Stephanie Quinn.

This year, all proceeds from the event will be given to Ella Hoffman, daughter of Case and Afton Hoffman.

"Being that last year was our first time hosting this tournament, we were overwhelmed by the amount of support we received," Melissa said. "We had 31 sponsors and 22 teams compete in the scramble. We raised nearly $4,000 for the Quinn family. We would love to continue to see these numbers rise each year."

Cost to participate in the scramble is $45 per person, which includes lunch and cart fees.

"We are also asking for hole sponsors in the amount of $100," Melissa said. "This will include the sponsors name on a banner hanging at the scramble as well as the name printed on the back of T-shirts."

Cost for businesses or persons interested in sponsoring a hole and having a team of four golfers in the tournament will be $225, a savings of $65 for the team of golfers.

Melissa said there will be a cash payout for the top two teams, as well as a skins pot and skills challenge.

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