John Smoltz Terrell Owens Jimmy Farris: Athletes Team Up To Save Lives
Beyond the Field: Athletes Team Up to Save Lives Celebrity Golf Tournament Benefit for Natasha Pruitt & Hyperbaric for Kids.
ATLANTA, GA (PRWEB) June 11, 2005 – The same oxygen therapy that enabled Terrell Owens to get back in the game at Super Bowl XXXIX is also saving the lives of children with debilitating illnesses. The Jimmy Farris Foundation and the Hawks Ridge Golf Club will host a celebrity golf tournament which will raise money for children whose lives hinge on having access to this groundbreaking medical technology called hyperbaric oxygen therapy.
Monday June 20, 2005
Hawks Ridge Golf Club
1100 Hawks Club Drive, Ballground, GA 30107
Never before have so many athletes come together for such a worthy cause. From the NHL to the NFL, every major sporting league is represented in this benefit to save children like Natasha Pruitt.
Participating professional athletes include:
Jimmy Farris/Washington Redskins, Terrell Owens/Philadelphia Eagles, John Smoltz/Atlanta Braves, Peerless Price/Atlanta Falcons, Bryan Scott/Atlanta Falcons, Garnet Exelby/Atlanta Thrashers, Ryan Humphrey/Memphis Grizzlies, Peerless Price/Atlanta Falcons, Verron Hayes/Pittsburgh Steelers, Dexter McCleon/Kansas City Chiefs, Hannibal Navies/Green Bay Packers, Kendrick Mosley/Atlanta Falcons and George Foster/Denver Broncos
Meet Natasha Pruitt. Natasha was born with a brain deformity, which caused her to have Cerebral Palsy, Microcephaly and a severe seizure disorder. Last year, Pruitt”s family was introduced to hyperbaric therapy and Natasha”s seizures have gone from daily, multiple 20-minute seizures to fewer, six-minute seizures. The Pruitt family travels over 50 miles every day so that Natasha can receive treatments at the Hyperbaric Therapy Center in GA.
“When I heard Natasha”s devastating story, I had to do something,” says Jimmy Farris, former Atlanta Falcon and now a player with the Washington Redskins. Farris teamed up with the Hawks Ridge Golf Club to organize the celebrity golf tournament to raise the funds for Natasha Pruitt and Hyperbaric for Kids.
Known as Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy, it is a specialized therapy that uses an increase in atmospheric pressure to allow the body to incorporate more oxygen into blood cells, blood plasma, cerebral-spinal fluid and other body fluids. This process is not only healing professional athletes and entertainers like James Caan and John Smoltz, but it is also saving lives.
The Jimmy Farris “Future Leaders” Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to equipping and developing young leaders with the skills necessary to excel academically, spiritually, socially and athletically. Jimmy Farris earned a Super Bowl ring in 2001 as a wide receiver for the New England Patriots, went on to three seasons with the Atlanta Falcons and recently joined the Washington Redskins” roster for the 2005 NFL season. For more information, call (404) 246-1882
Voted among Golf Digest”s listing of America”s 100 Top Golf Courses, Hawks Ridge is a gated, private golf club community that”s conveniently located just North of Atlanta. Hawks Ridge is the home of 2005 Georgia Pacific Grand Champions Championship, a PGA event scheduled for September. Hawks Ridge is home to its world-renowned Bob Cupp design, 18-hole par-72 golf course. Rated by Golfweek magazine as the second best modern course in Georgia and 24th in America, Hawks Ridge is fast becoming recognized as one of the best golf courses in the world. At this time, residential, local, national, and international memberships are available. For more information, telephone Hawks Ridge at 770-205-6889, or visit its Web site at www.HawksRidge.com.