We have experienced a variety of natural disasters since Hurricane Charlie on August 14, 2004. According to the National Weather Service we are in a period of increased hurricane activity for some time to come. This is difficult on everyone but especially athletes in the late summer and fall participating in events in Florida. Our athletes enter events to have fun with their friends and family - not to get prepared for an event that can't happen. However, the courses are set up and all the costs to put on the event, which are substantial, had already been spent.