September 22, 2019
TOAD VALLEY GOLF COURSE
Pleasant Hill, Iowa
We would like to say a special thank you to all of our golfers, sponsors, and volunteers for their support!
The Jamie Berkley Memorial Open is held each year to build a lasting legacy, to remember, and to honor the memory of our daughter Jamie. We have built the tournament on three building blocks: Awareness, Research & Education. Jamie lived a life full of love, laughter and making a huge impact on everyone she met. Angelman Syndrome is a rare neurological disorder, many people with Angelman syndrome are nonverbal, but communicate in their own way. Many also suffer from debilitating seizures, as Jamie did. We feel a significant responsibility to every person with Angelman Syndrome, to aid in the funding for a cure.
We chose FAST (Foundation for Angelman Syndrome Therapeutics ) to be the beneficiary of all profits raised at the event. FAST has issued the profits raised each year as The Jamie K. Berkley Grant in Aid to Dr. David Segal at the U.C. Davis Genome Center. Upon hearing Jamie's story, Dr. Segal and U.C. Davis dedicated the Jamie Berkley Imaging Facility in her memory. The seven-year total raised and donated in Jamie's name to FAST is $66,000.00!
The Jamie Berkley Imaging Facility at Dr. Segal's lab, houses the Jamie Kathleen Berkley microscope that was purchased with the profits raised from the in inaugural tournament.
Help to inform and educate while enjoying the camaraderie of the game of golf with friends and family
Angelman Syndrome is a rare genetic disorder, many people with A.S. Have cognitive delays, are non verbal,and suffer from debilitating seizures .