EDINA, MINN. – August 15, 2012 – Abbey’s Hope Charitable Foundation today announces details for its 5th annual golf tournament, Monday, Sept. 17 at Braemar Golf Course in Edina.

“We’re excited for this day of fun while raising awareness for a very serious cause,” said Katey Taylor, co-founder of Abbey’s Hope and mother to Abbey Taylor, who died of complications from injuries due to an improperly maintained pool drain. “The generosity and support of the community allows us to continue to fund programs that make pools and spas safer for our children.”


The day begins with lunch at 11 a.m. with a clinic and Q-and-A session led by PGA professional Tim Herron, followed by a noon shotgun start on Braemar Golf Course, where Herron will lead golfers onto the course. The golf tournament culminates with an evening of food, live and silent auctions and a performance by musician and Cities97 morning show personality Keri Noble.

Dinner will feature selections from local favorites Bunny’s Bar and Grill, Edina Grill, Jake’s City Grill, Lucky’s 13 Pub, McCoy's, Nye’s Polonaise Room, People’s Organic, Tiger Sushi and Tuttle’s Bowling Bar and Grill.

Registration and sponsorship information can be found at www.abbeyshope.org.


About Abbey’s Hope: 

Abbey’s Hope Charitable Foundation is a Minnesota nonprofit organization named after Abbey Taylor, the Edina, Minn., 6-year-old who died in 2008 as a result of injuries sustained in an improperly maintained pool drain cover.

The Foundation’s goal is to:

  • Promote awareness of and education related to child safety issues, including educating pool owners, operators, inspectors, and the general public about the dangers of pool entrapment, evisceration and drowning and the need for physical inspections of pool equipment.
  • Work with the pool and spa industry to improve the design of its products, packaging and warning labels, and assist in the development of product safety standards related to such products.
  • Identify and provide support and assistance to organizations and programs that help educate parents, children, and pool and spa manufacturers about the prevention of entrapment and traditional forms of drowning.

Find out more about Abbey’s Hope at http://abbeyshope.org.

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Excerpted from the eulogy at Abbey Taylor's Celebration of Life Service

Below the surface of a quiet pond lived a colony of water bugs. They were happy, living far from the sun. But they noticed that occasionally, a member of their colony would climb up a lily stalk and disappear from sight, never to return. Where do you suppose she went? wondered a water bug.

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Pool Safety Tips

  • Use the Water Watchdog System to make sure children are always closely supervised in the pool area.

  • Remind kids to stay away from pool and hot tub drains.

  • Never dive into water less than 9 feet deep.

  • Keep gates to the pool area latched.

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