FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. --For the second year, Atlanta Falcons punter Michael Koenen will host the annual Dream House Golf Classic to benefit Georgia's medically fragile children. Koenen will bring together Atlanta Falcons teammates, local NFL Alumni and media personalities to make this 7th annual charity tournament the biggest yet. All event proceeds will benefit Georgia-based children's charity The Dream House for Medically Fragile Children, Inc.
Tee-off is Tuesday, April 6 at the beautiful Hamilton Mill Golf Club in Dacula, Ga. Check-in, lunch and pre-event activities begin at noon, with a shotgun start scheduled for 1 p.m. An awards banquet and live auction follow play.
"As the Dream House golf tournament gets closer, I get more and more excited," commented Michael Koenen. "With such a great event last year, this year's is shaping up to be an even bigger and better event! Everyone has really bought into such a great cause with me."
"We are humbled by the incredible support for this year's Dream House Golf Classic, with record sponsorships and participation," said Kim Marks, Dream House Chief Program Officer. "Michael Koenen is a good friend to Dream House, and has been very instrumental in broadening awareness for the specialized transition care programs and services Dream House provides to medically complex children across Georgia."
About Dream House for Medically Fragile Children, Inc.
Dream House is a 501(c)3 children's charity teaching families and communities how to help kids with very complex health issues live at home. Heroic medical efforts save sick and injured children who would not have previously survived, leaving some medically fragile – fully dependent upon medications, equipment and therapies. Sadly, however, families and communities find themselves unprepared, unable or even unwilling to "deal" with the reality of the complex care these children require.
A critical first step for these children (biological, adopted or foster), and their families, is access to the innovative Dream House Family for Keeps® Transition Care Program. With local roots, this hospital-to-home program is setting the standard for the home care of Georgia's medically fragile children. Dream House has been awarded the first and only Children's Transition Care Centers license in the nation, after years demonstrating the transition care model with 100 percent successful outcomes.
Since inception in 2001, via the Family for Keeps® Transition Care Program, the Dream House organization has served nearly 1,000 children in 46 Georgia counties. Named a Best in America Local Independent Charity, by the Independent Charities of America, Dream House supporters invest in a mission that uses more than 80 cents of every dollar donated to directly benefit medically fragile children and their families. Family for Keeps® provides a pathway for Georgia's medically fragile children to get out of institutional care into stable, single-family homes. For one-third the cost of housing these kids in hospitals or adult nursing homes, Family for Keeps® is the resource that enables medically fragile children to have a home, a family and a future.
Visit www.DreamHouseForKids.org for more information or call 770-717-7410.