Northwood Hills
5000 Northwood Hills Dr.
Shreveport, LA
September 7, 2024
8:30am shotgun start - 12:30pm lunch
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Event Details

Join us for the Fight Like Emilie Just Keep Swinging Golf Tournament! Enjoy golf, putting contests, lunch, and more as we fundraise for pediatric brain cancer research in honor of Emilie Gibson.


Golfer - $125 / $150 after August 1
Foursome - $500 / $600 after August 1
Lunch Only - $15

Early bird prices end August 1st so don't wait!


$10 for 5 raffle basket tickets
$10 per 50/50 raffle entry
$100 Golden Mulligans (4 mulligans and skip the tee box on hole 7)


Why We Fight

Our daughter Emilie was 9 years old when she was diagnosed with DIPG.  What began as headaches during flip-turns while swimming laps, turned into a trip to a neurologist, an MRI, and a whirlwind 13-month fight for her life.  Our family became semi-nomadic that year, traveling for treatment at St. Jude in Memphis, UCSF Benioff in San Francisco, and Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston.  Unfortunately, as DIPG currently has no cure, Emilie passed away on Halloween night in 2017.  

Regardless that the last year of her life had its struggles, her crazy hats helped ease hospital woes, her sparkly rainbow unicorn-loving sense of style established her independent free spirit, and her ability to fight was reinforced through her competitive love for swimming and family game nights.  Seemingly ordinary situations, like a trip to a grocery store, inspired spontaneous theme songs sometimes accompanied by impromptu dance routines.  Emilie loved creating imaginary scenarios with her brother Alex, which included spy interrogations complete with British accents.  Life was never ordinary with our witty, spunky, Hulk-smashing girl, and we miss her every single day. 

Learn more about Emilie's story

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