Learn the story behind our campaign
The DP Open golf tournament was started in 2017 by University of Washington soccer alumni after they lost one of their teammates, Daniel Phelps, to sudden cardiac arrest in December 2015. Funds from the tournament are donated to the Nick of Time Foundation to screen more young hearts and to their Soccership program to keep more kids in the beautiful game.
Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) can happen to anyone. It is the leading cause of death on school campuses and impacts over 7,000 youth and over 350,000 people in the United States annually. Studies show that the immediate use of an AED combined with CPR can increase the likelihood of survival by 75% or more. All too often, however, AEDs are not publicly accessible.
Each year, the winning foursome of the DP Open (scheduled for August 14th, 2021 at Redmond Ridge golf course) gets to select where they'd like to place a SaveStation cabinet and AED in the community. Last year, the winning foursome - T.J. Bordeaux, Ben Fisk, Colin Dickinson and Daniel Gray, selected Flatstick Pub's South Lake Union location.
This year, we are stepping it up, and allowing the winning foursome to place a life-saving AED inside an outdoor SaveStation Tower, which is why we need your support! The SaveStation is clearly marked for public use and will be available 24/7 for anyone to access anytime of day or night. The technology built into this SaveStation allows for monitoring of the AED to ensure it is always ‘ready for rescue’ and will take a picture when the cabinet is opened. This cabinet is also ventilated and will keep the AED cool in the summer.
Please support our campaign to keep our community safe!
- DP Open + Nick of Time family
P.S. these donations are not tax deductible.
Thank you to my Sponsors
Kate Daly And Frank Blanchette
Adam & Shanti Lang
Benjamin J Kappler
Kristine And Corey Sateren
Valerie Ann Phelps And Peter M Burke
The Deleon Family (pacnw)
John And Barb Phelps