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The Byron Fist Bump Invitational

Pre-Party: Friday, October 10, 2014

Golf: Monday, October 13, 2014

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The Byron Invitational is a golf tournament begun to remember the life of Byron Daniel Elrod and to honor those who made his short life so remarkable. Proceeds from the tournament go to help families in Forsyth County who may lose a child and lack the resources to manage the accompanying heartache.

A LETTER FROM THE ELRODS

 

Friends,

We are excited to once again host “The Byron.” Last year exceeded our wildest expectations, and we hope to again provide for those in need following the loss of a child in this community. 

On July 12, 2012 we were stunned by the news that our sweet little boy had a fully developed brain tumor at birth. There were no warnings. We walked into the hospital expecting to leave with a healthy and happy kid just like we had with Tommy and Annie. Obviously that did not happen, but the care we received both during Byron’s life and after has so much to do with where we are as a family now and we are so grateful for that. 

 

When we walked out of the hospital after Byron passed in our arms, Maureen and I talked about our hope that we could help others in his memory. We had no idea how that would evolve. 

What we did know is that the care we received was exemplary. Whether it was how to tell our own children about Byron, completing art projects we treasure with the whole family, or helping us through gut wrenching decisions and questions we had, we had unbelievable support. We can think of no more crucial role that is provided at the hospital. These are tough times at the hospital and the money we raised last year helped to support the Because We Care Fund at 

Brenner Children’s Hospital which provides the resources we received both during his life and following his passing. 

Our hope was and continues to be that Byron’s life will impact others in a positive way. Our eyes were opened to so many needs that exist.
— Tommy and Maureen Elrod

The past year has seen significant change in our family for the better. On December 2nd welcomed Edward Joseph Elrod into the world. He is currently the happiest 8 month old in Winston Salem. He makes us smile every day and we are blessed to have him in our lives. 

Personally, I have transitioned out of the coaching world as well in December and am enjoying my work for Verger Capital Management. We love the city we live in and our honored to give back in Byron’s name. 

Byron’s time with us provided us with so many lessons. The first lesson that has held true since the day we walked out of the hospital was to count your blessings. We were fortunate to have Byron in our lives and he taught us to take inventory of everything in our lives and try to feel fortunate for our blessings each and every day. The next lesson that has held true was to hug our children and tell them we love them as much as we can. Our favorite part of the day is putting them to bed and the hugs we get and making sure to tell them we love them. 

Byron would be two years old and in the two years since his passing we have learned so much. So many people have been so good to us and we are so appreciative of that. We loved that little boy as much as a child can be loved and it is our honor to carry on his legacy through the Byron Daniel Elrod Memorial Fund. Thank you so much for your support.

Tommy & Maureen Elrod

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The Pre-Party

Open to everyone, the pre-party will take place at 7 PM on Friday, October 10th. There will be a dinner reception at BB&T Ballpark, an incredible array of auction items, live entertainment, food, beer and wine. A minimum $45 donation is required at the door for all non-golfers hoping to attend. Scroll to the bottom to register for the pre-party.

 

 

The Golf Tournament

Held at Old Town Country Club, The Byron will consist of a Captain’s Choice team event in the morning, and a parent/child tournament in the afternoon. You can play in one or both or just donate to the fund. The hope is that the day will be a fun one to remember Byron and to spend time on a golf course with friends and loved ones.

 

 

Captain's Choice tees off at 10AM and includes lunch.

Parent/Child tees off at 4PM and costs $50/person

Show your support (all donations are tax deductible and eligible for corporate matching)

The Byron Daniel Elrod Memorial Fund will support families in easing the burden of medical bills and other associated costs following a child's untimely passing. Families facing these circumstances deserve every chance at an unimpeded return to normalcy.

Presenting Sponsor // $5000

  • Recognition as THE BYRON presented by __________
  • Recognition on the video board and LED during Pre-Party
  • Preferred logo placement and sizing on all events
  • Preferred logo placement on all apparel
  • Two complimentary foursomes
  • 10 tickets to the Pre-Party
  • On-site marketing/tabling opportunity at golf tournament

Gold Sponsor // $2500

  • Designation as a Tee Sponsor
  • Preferred Logo placement and sizing on all events
  • Preferred logo on website and all printed material
  • One complimentary foursome
  • Five tickets to the Pre-Party

Foursome // $700

Father/Son // $50

Pre-Party/Lunch Sponsor //$5000

  • Recognition as the host of the Pre-Party
  • Recognition on the video board and LED during Pre-Party
  • Recognition as the Luncheon presenting sponsor
  • Preferred logo placement and sizing on all events
  • Preferred logo on website and all printed material
  • Two complimentary foursomes
  • 10 tickets to the Pre-Party

Beverage Cart // $500

  • Designation as Sponsor of the Beverage Cart
  • Logo placement on website and all printed material
  • Limited to two sponsors

Tee Sponsor // $250

  • Designation as a Tee Sponsor
  • Logo placement on the website

Register for the pre-party, or the tournament, or both.

Captain's Choice Foursome // $700 per team

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Player #2 Name
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Parent/Child // $50 per team

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Pre-Party Registration // Included for golfers ($45 for non-golfers) 

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