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A fist bump is typically a simple gesture -- but to one family who lost their son when he was just 8 days old, it has a very special meaning.

Tommy Elrod and his family now want to help others who are dealing with similar tragedies. Named after Elrod’s son, the Byron Fist Bump Invitational Party and Golf Tournament will help the Elrods and others to do just that.

Elrod and Geoff Lassiter, who is on the event’s organizing committee, stopped by the FOX8 studios on Tuesday to talk more about the event.

The pre-tournament party is slated for 7 p.m. Thursday at BB&T Ballpark in Winston-Salem, where $30 donations will be collected at the door.

The golf tournament itself is on Friday. It will kick off at 8 a.m. at the Bermuda Run Country Club.

For more information, visit the tournament's Facebook page.