Golf (and Fish) ’till You Drop for Down Syndrome Awareness- Birdies and Bass on July 15!

(press release)

The Down Syndrome Association of Greater St. Louis to hold 3rd Annual Birdies and Bass Tournament

The Down Syndrome Association of Greater St. Louis (DSAGSL) will host the 2013 Birdies and Bass tournament presented by Nucor Steel on Monday July 15 to help celebrate Down syndrome awareness. The tournament will include a day full of golfing and fishing as well as a dinner reception, live auction and raffle prizes.

This will be the third annual Birdies and Bass tournament. Birdies and Bass creates an opportunity for families and friends to come together in support for all of the special people in their lives who are affected by Down syndrome. Those interested are invited to form teams and encourage families and friends to join in a fun filled attempt at raising awareness for Down Syndrome.

The event will take place at Persimmon Woods Golf Club in Weldon Spring, MO. Participants will receive lunch, dinner, and beverages on course and chances to win various prizes. The schedule of events for the tournament is as follows:

  • 9:00am-Professional fishing clinic followed by an opportunity to fish for bass to lower golf score
  • 10:00am- Registration and lunch followed by the “birdies” portion of the event
  • After golf-Dinner and awards ceremony followed by the closing

For more information about Birdies and Bass or to become a sponsor please contact Jeremie at the DSAGSL office 314-961-2504 or More information about our organization and this event can also be found at

 About Down Syndrome

Down syndrome is a genetic condition that causes delays in physical and intellectual development. 1 in 691 babies is born with Down syndrome, making Down syndrome the most commonly occurring genetic anomaly. With medical advances, appropriate education, and social acceptance, people with Down syndrome are capable of excelling in school, successful employment, independent living, and most importantly, being contributing members of society.

About the Down Syndrome Association of Greater St. Louis

The Down Syndrome Association of Greater St. Louis is a non-profit organization that works to benefit the lives of people with Down syndrome and their families through individual and family support, education, public awareness, and advocacy. We envision a community where all people with Down syndrome can achieve their full potential.