*Whittier, CA –The 25th H.B. Barnum Celebrity Golf Tournament will take place on July 29, 2013 at the beautiful California Country Club in Whittier California.
Founded by Mr. H. B. Barnum, the tournament gives everyone an opportunity to give back while having fun spending a day on the golf course. This year’s proceeds are benefiting the RETT Clinic at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.
This event has not attained the status of The Masters, The British Open, or the Players Championship Tournament but to the beautiful children at the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Rett Clinic and their families it is just as important. In 2012 members of the nonprofit Life Choir Inc. met with a few mothers whose children are diagnosed with Rett syndrome. The event founder, H.B. was familiar with Rett because one of his family members is living with the day-to-day challenges of it. When the group realized how little attention and funding is directed to this medical area they jumped at the chance to help. For their Silver Anniversary, Life Choir Inc. would like to give maximum support to the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Rett Clinic to help with the ongoing financial burden of providing care and conducting research to find a cure for this debilitating disease. Whatever can be done will make that burden a little lighter.
About Life Choir:
LIFE Choir was founded in 1981 by the internationally renowned writer, composer, arranger, director and producer, H. B. Barnum. LIFE Choir is made up of many different backgrounds, religions, entertainers, writers, actors, housewives, children and a multitude of much, much more. They have all joined together to express their musical ministry and share their individual talents with those who seek spiritual uplifting. In the past 28 years, LIFE has performed with many greats such as:
Barry White, Lou Rawls, Aretha Franklin, Gladys Knight, O.C. Smith, Andy Williams, Neil Diamond, Vanessa Williams, Shirley Caesar, to name a few.
About the Children’s Hospital Rett Clinic:
The Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Rett Clinic is located at the USC University Center for Excellence In Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD). The Rett Clinic is one of only two such clinics in California and one of only a few centers in the United States that specializes in the diagnosis and comprehensive care of children and adolescents with Rett syndrome.
Rett syndrome is an autism spectrum neuro-developmental disorder caused by a mutation on the X chromosome and seen primarily in females. It strikes all racial and ethnic groups, and occurs worldwide in 1 of every 10,000 to 23,000 female births. The child develops normally for the first 6-18 months, followed by a regression period. Those diagnosed with Rett may be unable to walk, talk or use their hands purposefully. Many suffer from other complications including seizures, scoliosis and breathing
abnormalities. Currently there is no cure but these individuals benefit greatly from medical, therapeutic and educational interventions and interaction with family and community.
You can support this tournament by joining us for golf or for lunch, by making a donation or donating items for our opportunity drawing and auction. Check in starts at 6:30 with a 7:30am Gun Shot Start. The registration cost for a foursome is $520, $130 for singles. The fee includes: continental breakfast, green fees, golf cart, on-course refreshments, goodie bags, awards feast and entertainment. Lunch only is $35 and will start at 12:30pm.