Tee it Up! for the GFPD Online Auction

The 6th Annual Tee it Up! for the GFPD is hosting an online auction this May – don’t miss out on these great auction items!

Tee it Up! for the GFPD Online Auction

May 16th – 23rd

The annual Tee it Up! for the GFPD event includes a golf outing at Weibring Golf Club – which is now SOLD OUT for 2021! In order to keep everyone safe and healthy, the reception and live auction has been transitioned into an online auction.

Click Here to view the online auction or make an online donation.

The Global Foundation for Peroxisomal Disorders (GFPD) was created to fund much needed research around Peroxisomal Biogenesis Disorder (PBD) and to support those families facing this horrible disorder.  Recently, they have made some major strides in their understanding of this disease, but additional funding is needed!  In the first five years of Tee It Up, they have raised over $680,000 for the GFPD to help support cutting-edge medical research!

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