Tyler Philopena Foundation

Nicholas and Melissa Philopena had a baby boy, Tyler Jacob, on June 17, 2009.  Tyler was happy and healthy until October 3, 2009 when he was diagnosed with Tuberous Sclerosis.  TS is a rare chronic genetic disorder with no cure.   It affects all organs of a person’s body, mainly the brain and kidneys.  Tyler has sets of multiple tumors on his brain, heart and kidneys right now however, more can grow over the course of his life time.  The main organ that is being affected right now, as a toddler, is his brain. These tumors are causing him to endure continuous seizures which fortunately medicine has been able to minimize.  Since Tyler has been diagnosed, he has been in and out of hospitals for monitoring, testing, treatment as well as weekly doctor appointments and daily developmental therapy for TS and Autism.

Pictures taken at NYU Hospital 2010 and 2014

Hospital stay November 2015

Since Tyler's diagnoses, the family has been in extreme financial stress to pay for Tyler's medical bills, tests, treatments, surgeries, therapy treatment, travel expenses to specialists, and Tyler's daily medication that he requires...they need your help to continue to care for Tyler.  Please help him to have a normal and happy life! ♥

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Our little man!!


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  9th Annual Tee off for Tyler



FRIDAY, AUGUST 17th, 2018

And help raise money for Tyler!



GOLFER FEE (outing and dinner): $125* per player  (need all registrations in by Aug 13th please)

*$100.00 if registered before July 20, 2018 Early Bird!

· Fee Includes: Green & Cart Fee, range balls,  2 drink ticket, raffle ticket, Lunch, buffet dinner at course, golf favor, prizes for Top 3 places, on-course contests.  (Beer provided by Tin Cannon Brewery) 

NON-GOLFER FEE (dinner only): $30 per person

· Includes buffet dinner, raffle ticket.

Special events-

Erika Larkin- teaching #aimpoint pre round 11:30-12:30pm on the putting green

Britton James-Playing Acoustic pre round 11:30-1:00pm

Top Golf on course with some fun free games to win prizes

  Schedule for the day:

11:30-12:45pm: registration for golf tournament at Westfields Golf Club and Lunch.

Mulligans and 50/50 raffles will be sold.

· Mulligans ($20 per team for 4 mulligans)

· 50/50 (3 for $10)

12:45pm: Golf announcements, players to carts

1:00pm: Shotgun start for 4-person Scramble

Special Events:

Longest Drive: (Men's)


Closest to Pin: (Men’s)


Hit the Green ($5)

5:30pm-6:30pm: Collect Scorecards after the round, and proceed to dinning area for awards presentation and dinner.

Approx. 6pm: Buffet dinner open, raffle, door prizes, silent auction open

After Dinner: Silent auction results, closing remarks





Email mphilopena@gmail.com for sponsorship form


To pay by Credit Card, please see paypal link above. (click on make a donation...will send you to paypal)

To pay by Check, Please make checks payable to Tyler Philopena Foundation and mail to:

Tee Off for Tyler

c/o Melissa Philopena

6406 Springhouse Circle

Clifton, VA 20124





Previous Events:

The 1st annual "Tee Off for Tyler" was held on Aug 19, 2010  and was great...we raised a lot of money for Tyler and the outcome was amazing.  Thank you to General's Ridge Golf Course and Clarke's Grill for a wonderful day.  Everyone's generosity was greatly appreciated.  Pictures of the event to follow.   

The 2nd annual "Tee Off for Tyler" was held on June 2nd, 2011 and again was a huge success...This year it was held at Bristow Manor Golf Course and sponsored by Glory Days Grill...who also provided a BBQ hot lunch for all the golfers at the turn...THANK YOU!  Everyone had a great time and we raise a lot of money for Tyler.  We are so grateful for all the support we received...Thanks again!  Pictures of the event to follow.

The 3rd Annual "Tee Off for Tyler' was held at Pleasant Valley Golf Club, August 3rd, 2012 and was a huge success.  It was a blast to see all of our friends and family enjoying themselves on a wonderful day and we raised a lot of money for Tyler.  THANK YOU!!  We are so grateful for everyone in our lives and how they love Tyler.  Thanks again for a wonderful day!  Pictures of the event to follow.

The 4th Annual "Tee Off for Tyler" was held at Westfields Golf Club in Clifton, VA on Friday August 23, 2013 and was a blast.  We are so thankful for all the support we have from some great friends and family.  This year we had some new faces to the event and had a great turnout.  Thank you to Glory Days Grill for the wonderful lunch...you guys are the best and do this every year...THANK YOU!!  It was a wonderful day of golf and fun. 

 The 5th Annual "Tee Off for Tyler" was held on Friday Aug. 22, 2014 at Westfields Golf Club ..thank you to them for holding a wonderful event.  As well as Glory Days Grill for an amazing lunch and sponsorship for Hit the Green.  Everyone had a blast and the weather ended up being perfect.  Thank you to all our friends and family that support Tyler and continue to care so much for him!  2014 Pictures will be up soon. 

The 6th Annual "Tee Off for Tyler" was held on Friday Aug. 21, 2015 at Westfields Golf Club.  It was an amazing event...our largest to date!  Thank you to everyone that came out and supported Tyler.  Thank you to Glory Days Grill for another amazing lunch and everything you do.  What a fun day it was.  We were happy to have Ron Saul and his wife Robin join us in the event.  Ron Saul, a Redskins guard from 1976-1982 and one of the original "Hogs" collected a ring from the Redskins win over the Dolphins in Super Bowl XVII.  Ron also played for the Oilers from 1970-1975.  We couldn't of been more happy to have them join us to make the event more special. 

The 7th Annual "Tee Off for Tyler" was held on Friday Aug. 19, 2016 at Westfields Golf Club.  To date we had the largest and best event ever!!  Everyone had a great time and the support was overwhelming.  Glory Days Grill had another amazing lunch which everyone loved and the golfers had a great day!  We had the honor to have the Senior PGA Championship Trophy on display post round for the golfers.  Thank you to all our family and friends!  Tyler is so lucky to have so much love.   

The 8th Annual, I want to thank everyone that participated in this years 8th Annual Tee off for Tyler event last Friday Aug. 18th, 2017.  It was an amazing day and a lot of fun! A huge thank you to Glory Days (Manassas) for providing a great lunch, Britton James for your amazing music, MurLarkey's Distilled Spirits for setting up a tasting table with your delicious whiskey, Top Golf for coming out and Westfields Golf Club for hosting an outstanding event. Also a huge thank you to all the golfers, sponsors, and donations received. Thank you to Gillian, Grace, Terri, Patrick, Sheri and Colin for volunteering during the day! We are so honored to have such great support from so many of our friends and family! Thank you!

2nd Annual "On Tap for TS" was held on Saturday April 1, 2017 at BadWolf Brewing Company 8420 Kao Circle Manassas, VA 20110.  Everyone came out to enjoy a pint of beer from Tyler's Tap and Supported Tuberous Sclerosis and Autism.  % of beer sales donated, Food Truck and Band.  A very special Thanks to our Guest Pourer-Jeff Baker American Professional Baseball Player who was behind the bar to show his support...thank you Jeff, it's an honor to know you!!  Can't wait till the next On Tap!






 2017 Pictures:



More 2017 Pictures and Team Pictures to follow soon...


2015 Event-



2013 Event-







  Check back for any upcoming events :-)

Fundraiser Committee Contacts: 

Nick Philopena 571-437-5015


Melissa Philopena 571-221-2085