The DP Open Golf Tournament: UW Grads Band Together To Save Lives

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The DP Open, an annual charity golf tournament in Seattle, was started in 2017 by a group of UW soccer alumni who suddenly lost one of their own, at a very young age, to sudden cardiac arrest. All proceeds from the tournament are donated to the Nick of Time Foundation, who offer heart health screenings to young people. The best way to detect these heart conditions is through a heart screening using an ECG (Electrocardiogram) and in some cases an Echocardiogram (ultrasound) of the heart.

Listen to Lee's conversation with Adam Lang and Dr. Jonathan Drezner below.

Adam Lang is the Founder and Tournament Director of the DP Open.

Dr. Jonathan Drezner is a Professor in the Department of Family Medicine and Director of the UW Medicine Center for Sports Cardiology at the University of Washington.. He serves as Editor-in-Chief of the British Journal of Sports Medicine, and he is Team Physician for the Seattle Seahawks (NFL), OL Reign (NWSL), and the University of Washington.

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