2019 Copper Point Golf Club
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
During the month of June, golf professionals will golf from sunrise to sunset to support those living with ALS. To raise awareness and funds for the ALS Society of BC, they will golf as many holes as possible.
On June 18th, Scott McClain, Brian Schaal, Dennis Bradley, Dale Moore and Kevin Bennett started their Golfathon at 4:50AM and finished at 10:40PM. They played for a total time of 17 hours and 50 minutes. Collectively, they golfed 1,004 holes, and scored a total of 3,279, which included four eagles and 124 birdies. At the end of their Golfathon, they were reportedly $150 shy of their $7,000 goal.
“It is important to recognize that our efforts not only support patients suffering from ALS but also supports the family members of those suffering,” said Scott McClain, PGA of BC Head Golf Professional at Copper Point Golf Club. “Please help us raise more money and awareness for the ALS Society of BC and we, as proud PGA of BC members, will continue to use our bodies in the Golfathon for ALS until we find a cure.”
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), also referred to as Lou Gehrig’s Disease, is a fatal neurodegenerative disorder that affects the person’s motor neurons that carry messages to the muscles resulting in weakness and wasting in arms, legs, mouth, throat and elsewhere; typically the person is immobilized within two to five years of the initial diagnosis. There is no known cause or cure yet, but there is hope through the ALS Society of BC.
Proceeds from the Golfathon for ALS provide crucial support services to ALS patients and their families, friends, and caregivers.
Help support your local golf professionals to raise awareness and funds for the ALS Society of BC.
Please Donate. www.golfathonforals.com
Executive Director, ALS Society of BC
1.800.708.3228 (ext. 222) CELL 778-999-6257
Executive Director, PGA of BC