Newsletter Archive


2019


This year, Tee It Up! raised over $145,000 for the GFPD! This outstanding amount is a direct reflection of the amazing support from all of you, so thank you very, very much! Over the four years we've held this event, we've now raised over $500,000 in total for this wonderful organization! The funds raised at Tee It Up! will continue to open more doors in the research community and support more families affected by PBD.

We had a fantastic reception on Thursday, May 16th, with Dan Hubbardperforming live and Joe Strupek serving as our hilarious emcee for the live auction. Researcher Esther Nuebel also provided a wonderful update regarding her leading edge research around peroxisomal biochemistry. Word has spread regarding our event and we had the largest turnout of GFPD families from across the US, including Chris Ostertag who shared his experience as a father of a child with a peroxisomal disorder. Then, on Friday, May 17th, we had a perfect day of golf at Weibring Golf Club with over 240 golfers on the course! We even had one golfer who made a full day of it and played both the morning and afternoon sessions - another first for Tee It Up!

On behalf of our family and the entire GFPD community, thank you to every one of you who sponsored, donated, attended, and volunteered for Tee It Up! Your outstanding support inspires us and gives us hope that a treatment for PBD is possible!

Please mark your calendars next year for May 14-15, 2020, for the 5th annual Tee It Up! For The GFPD!

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Tee It Up! is here! We're only one day away from our Reception & Auction, and then our Golf Scramble follows on Friday! We are so excited for this year's event and are thankful for all of our sponsors, donors, and volunteers that help make it such a wonderful community event!

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Our Reception is coming up on Thursday, May 16th from 6:00-9:00 p.m. We cannot wait for you to see our auction room this year! We will have some amazing, unique items to bid on. We'll have a full list available next week, but until then we've added a little photo preview below. Buy your tickets today and don't miss the opportunity to bid on these wonderful items! You'll enjoy delicious appetizers by Nelson's Catering, a cash bar, and music by Dan Hubbard - all while making a significant impact in the lives of children and families affected by peroxisomal disorders!  #GFPDisHope

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For the fourth straight year, we are thrilled to announce that our Golf Scramble is sold out!  Over 240 golfers will be teeing it up on Friday, May 17th to support the GFPD!  We are so honored by the response and look forward to seeing everyone on the course in May.

Tickets are still available for the Reception & Auction on Thursday evening, May 16th.  The Reception will be from 6:00-9:00 pm at the ISU Alumni Center, and will feature a performance by Dan Hubbard (look for his new album coming out in April!).  

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It may be below zero outside right now, but we're already thinking ahead to spring! We are excited to announce that registration for Tee It Up! For The GFPD 2019 is now open!! You can register online with a credit card here or use a printable registration form.

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2018

We had another tremendous year this year at Tee It Up! For The GFPD! Over the two days, we raised over $137,000 for the Global Foundation for Peroxisomal Disorders! Thank you to each and every one of you for your encouragement, sponsorships, donations, volunteer hours, and attendance! We are so thankful for all of the time, energy, and generosity this community contributes towards this fantastic event! 

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We're at the end of April, which means Tee It Up! For The GFPD is coming up soon! Don't forget to buy your tickets to the May 19th Reception and Silent Auction, which will be 6:30-10:00 p.m. at the ISU Alumni Center in Normal. Tickets are only $20. We do expect to sell out before the event, so please buy your tickets soon! 

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Wow - thanks for the quick response! Since we opened up registration just a couple of weeks ago, we've already seen about half of the golf spots fill up for both the morning and afternoon sessions! If you haven't signed up yet, please register soon so you can join us out on the course at Weibring Golf Club! Don't forget to pick up your Reception tickets as well. All registration information is available at our website: www.teeitup4gfpd.com. You can register directly via the website using a credit card, or you can download a printable registration form.

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Tee It Up! For The GFPD 2018 will take place on May 18-19, 2018 and registration is now open! We've switched the order this year, so pay attention! Our Golf Outing will again be at Weibring Golf Club on Friday, May 18th. Then, our Reception & Silent Auction will be at the ISU Alumni Center on Saturday evening, May 19th.  Golfers again have the choice of either the morning (8:00 a.m.) or afternoon (1:30 p.m.) tee times. We encourage everyone to sign up early, as last year all of our golf spots sold out quickly! 

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2017

This year, Tee It Up! For The GFPD raised an amazing $135,000 for the Global Foundation for Peroxisomal Disorders! We are so incredibly thankful for all of your wonderful support, generosity, and energy each of you put into this event! We had an incredible two days and we are truly blessed to have such a large community of support. Thank you!

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It's time for Tee It Up! For The GFPD 2017! Thursday evening is our Reception and Silent Auction from 6:30-9:00 p.m. at the ISU Alumni Center at 1101 N. Main St. in Normal, just north of Fairview Park. There should be plenty of parking available in the lot.

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Tee It Up! For The GFPD 2017 is less than two weeks away! Tickets for the Reception and Silent Auction are going fast - please buy yours today! Doors open (and bidding starts) at 6:30 p.m. on May 18th at the ISU Alumni Center.

Tickets are only $20 and we will provide heavy appetizers and a cash bar. Dan Hubbard will be providing the musical entertainment, and we have some exciting must-have auction items (see below).  It promises to be an incredible night – don’t miss out!

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Wow! We are once again thrilled at the incredible response to Tee It Up! For The GFPD 2017! We are excited to announce that both our 8:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. golf sessions are completely sold out!! We will have over 200 golfers at Weibring Golf Club on Friday, May 19th for this wonderful cause.

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Tee It Up! For The GFPD 2017 will take place on May 18-19, 2017! Our Reception & Silent Auction will be at the ISU Alumni Center on Thursday, May 18th. On May 19th, we will hold our Golf Outing and Golf Dinner at Weibring Golf Club. Based on the wonderful response last year, we are offering golfers the choice of either the morning (8:00 a.m.) or afternoon (1:30 p.m.) tee times. We encourage everyone to sign up early, as last year all of our golf spots sold out well in advance of the event! 

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2016

We are thrilled to announce that thanks to you, we raised nearly $100,000 for the GFPD! Wow! This first-time event grew larger than our wildest expectations, and the outpouring of support from all of you has been so incredibly rewarding! Tee It Up! For The GFPD was the single biggest fundraising event in the 6 year history of the GFPD! We had 220 golfers, 400 reception attendees, over 150 sponsors, 145 auction items, 200 additional donors, and more than 50 volunteers that helped make this extraordinary event a resounding success! We are very blessed to have such love and support. Thank you!! 

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It's time! Wednesday night is our Reception and Silent Auction at the ISU Alumni Center from 6:30-9:00 p.m. For those of you that haven't been to an event there yet, the ISU Alumni Center is located at 1101 N. Main St. in Normal, just north of Fairview Park.  There should be plenty of parking available in the lot.

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We're now less than 2 weeks away from Tee It Up! For The GFPD!!  We're busy working on the final details to make it a great event, but we have several updates to share. First, we are excited and amazed to announce that our May 18th Reception and Silent Auction is now sold out! We are so incredibly thankful for the response we've received. However, due to space limitations, we've reached our limit on ticket sales.

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One ticket to the reception is included with each golf registration, so we hope all golfers will join us on Wednesday evening to begin our festivities! If you've registered for golf, no need to buy separate reception tickets unless you'd like to bring a guest. The reception is the night before the golf outing, from 6:30-9:00 p.m. on May 18th. Dan Hubbard will provide the music for the evening, and you'll have a chance to bid on some amazing items in the silent auction (see below for a preview).

If anyone doesn't have Reception tickets yet or would like to bring guests, please buy tickets today! Reception tickets are only $20 and are selling quickly! Thanks to all who have already bought tickets.

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We have some amazing news to announce - Golf Registration for Tee It Up! For The GFPD is now completely sold out! We have now filled all spots for both the 8:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. tee times. We will have over 220 golfers playing at Weibring Golf Club on May 19th for this wonderful cause!! We are overwhelmed at the enormous response we've received for this event, and cannot thank you enough for your incredible support. 

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We have exciting news to share about Tee It Up! For The GFPD!  Based on the overwhelming number of golf registrations we've already received, we are excited to announce that the 1:00 tee time is now full!  We have filled all 120 spots - wow!  Thank you so much for your support.  

However, if you haven't yet registered - don't worry!  We have secured up to 80 additional tee times for a morning shotgun start at 8:00 a.m. on May 19th, also at Weibring Golf Club.  The morning session will still be part of the scramble.     

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We're off to a great start!  Thanks to all of you who have already signed up to play golf.  We are excited to announce we already have over 60 golfers registered for the event!  If you haven't registered yet, or you know someone who wants to play, please sign up soon and tell your friends!  All registration information is available at our website http://www.teeitup4gfpd.com.  You can register directly via the website using a credit card, or you can download a printable registration form.

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Thanks for your interest in Tee It Up! For The GFPD.  Registration for the event is now open - please see http://www.teeitup4gfpd.com for details.  You can register directly via the website using a credit card, or you can download a printable registration form.  Details on Sponsorship opportunities are also available on the website.

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