The 10th and Final APS Type 1 Research Tournament

May 13, 2016

What is APS Type 1?
Autoimmune Polyglandular Type 1 (APS Type 1) is an ultra-rare genetic disorder which is genetically inherited. The body’s immune system, which is meant to protect your body against infections produces antibodies that instead attack and destroys its own endocrine system as well as other lifelong challenges.

What have we been doing?
In 1997, researchers found the specific gene “AIRE” that causes this condition. Because of how rare this disorder is (1 in 2 Million), it takes individuals like YOU to help us raise money for research around this disorder to ultimately find a cure. We established our Foundation in 2014 and we continue to raise funds through a restricted research grant with NORD (National Organization of Rare Disorder). We have five research grants completed through renowned research facilities like Johns Hopkins and the University of California. We will find a cure and your participation in our tournament will help us reach our goal. In 2014 our 5th Research Project launched with a $100,000 grant to UCSF. We are close to $500,000 in fundraising since 2006! Thanks to you!

In 2014 our 5th Research Project launched with a $100,000 grant to UCSF. We are close to $500,000 in fundraising since 2006! Thanks to you!

How can you help?

  1. Corporate Sponsorship – Diamond – $2500 Platinum $1500 Gold – $1000 Silver – $500  Corporate Logo on all event promotional materials.
    i. Diamond – Two complimentary foursomes!
    ii. Platinum – Complimentary Foursome!
    iii. Gold level – Complimentary Rounds for 2 players
    iv. Silver Level – Complimentary Round for 1 player 
  2. Sponsor a Hole – $300 Dollars (Sign at Hole) Sponsor half a Hole – $150 Dollars
  3. Provide an Auction Item. We are looking for big items for our live and silent auction this year!
  4. Make a Tax Deductible Donation.
  5. Join us with your group…put a foursome together and help us “Drive for a Cure”
    $125 per golfer (includes lunch, dinner, an awesome gift for attending, as well as prizes!)
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What the day looks like?

Last year we had 132 golfers and 180 people at the dinner extravaganza! This year will be a little different…a Shramble format (more to follow on that). Join us as we celebrate our tenth and final years of tournament success and disease awareness.

All supporters are recognized at the dinner and throughout the event, please be one of them.

Checks and Prizes can be sent to address below. If you are making a tax deductible donation please make your check out to APS Type 1 Foundation

If you can’t join us but would like to make a tax deductible donation visit


May 13, 2016 (Rain or Shine…preferably Shine!) 

11:30pm Registration (Range balls provided)
12:30pm SHARP! Shotgun Start

Berkleigh Country Club, Kutztown, PA

$125 per person / $500 a foursome Reserve foursome now!

$25 per person

Driving for a Cure

What the day looks like?
A light lunch will be provided between 11:30 to 12:30pm. Dinner and awards for closest to the pin, longest drive, lowest round, Tricky Tray raffle, auction, etc will be provided following the tournament. Everyone leaves with something! (2014 Format – 4 Man Shramble…a twist of course)