Outback Steakhouse is teaming up with the Friedreich's Ataxia Research Alliance to help raise money for children with the disease.
A golf outing, called Swinging For a Cure, is scheduled for Aug. 28 at Park Hills Country Club, Altoona.
The event will raise money to fund research for the disease, which is a rare genetic neurodegenerative multi-system life-shortening disorder. Last year's event raised more than $14,000.
Planning for the second Outback Steakhouse golf tournament to raise money for the Friedreich’s Ataxia Research Alliance are (from left): Steve Lewis, Dan Slep,?Christine Inmon and Ken Waite. Absent from the photo are Jennifer Waite and Rex Kaup.
About one in 50,000 people in the U.S. have the disease. Onset of symptoms is usually between the ages of 5 and 15.
The format for the tournament will be a four-person Texas scramble with a shotgun start at 2 p.m.
Registration will begin at
A hole-in-one contest prize will be a car giveway, sponsored by Fiore Toyota-Scion-Volkswagen-Audi.
A dinner catered by Outback Steakhouse will follow the tournament. The event will include karaoke with Sight and Sound Entertainment.
Participants must register by Aug. 14.
The following sponsorships are available:
Aussie - $500, which includes four players and four additional guest dinner tickets.
Wallaby - $135, which includes golf and one addional dinner ticket
Down Under - $100, which includes hole and banner sponsorship.
For more information, contact Christine Inmon at 941-0555 or Jennifer Waite at 207-3101 or jwaite1023@