This year kids 14 and under are having a tournament of their own!
Registration will be $10 and can be paid onsite the day of or in advance via Venmo (Laura-Makuch) or Zelle (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Include in the note who you're registering.
With the purchase of an Epilepsy Alliance North Carolina bracelet for $10- Tijuana Flats Just in Queso Foundation will be with us again this year providing delicious Mexican food!
Bracelets can be purchased onsite or in advance via Venmo (Laura-Makuch) or Zelle (email@example.com)
Hosted by Go For Fit Kids- they do such an amazing job and will be entertaining all our kiddos again this year!
DJ Little Betty will be at this years' event and we are so excited to have her!!
Evan's Epilepsy Event started because of this handsome boy right here!
Evan was diagnosed with epilepsy when he was three years old. He was having multiple complex partial seizures a day until we were able to find a medication that controlled them for a year and a half. We thought there was a possibility he may be growing out of them until they started again with a vengeance. A second MRI showed cortical dysplasia in his left frontal lobe. This is a small section of the brain that didn't completely form while he was in utero and the neurons were constantly misfiring and causing complete havoc. We went through multiple medications, sometimes three at a time fluctuating doses, and nothing seemed to work. At this point, Evan was having 20-30 seizures a day. It was recommended that we see an epileptologist. With cortical dysplasia being very hard to control on medicine and often times making life very difficult for the one being affected and their families, she suggested a resection. At seven years old, on March 27, 2017, Evan had brain surgery.
He has been seizure free ever since.
We started this family friendly, fun-filled event to create awareness for epilepsy and raise money while enjoying NoDa's craft beer and playing cornhole!
It's our hope that one day the stigma of epilepsy can be erased so Evan and all others can live as normal a life as possible and never let epilepsy define them.
All proceeds raised help local families with medication they can't otherwise afford, assist with travel costs during doctors visits, surgery stays and second opinions. We also contribute some of our proceeds for ongoing research.
In the past three years we have raised nearly $40,000! Our goal this year is $15,000 and we can't do it without you!
Each of your donations and registration fees benefit the Epilepsy Alliance NC and are tax deductible.
You may also pay with Venmo (Laura-Makuch) or Zelle (firstname.lastname@example.org) Include in the note who you're registering. If paying via PayPal, multiple transactions will be needed for more than one player. Please email us and let us know each player's names.
Check in starts at 12 pm. All registered players must be onsite by 12:45 to know who they're playing with and what board they'll be on.
All teams are decided on a blind draw and will play at least four games. The first round consists of two games with the totals of both added together to determine the winner. The loser of those two games will go to a second chance bracket to play another two games and see if they can continue on.
Bags are thrown at 1 pm!