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PGA British Columbia Golfathon for ALS Presented by Pacific Blue Cross

2019 Copper Point Golf Club


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.

Copper Point Golf Club

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.


Wendy Toyer
Executive Director, ALS Society of BC
[email protected]
1.800.708.3228 (ext. 222) CELL 778-999-6257

Donald Miyazaki
Executive Director, PGA of BC
[email protected]

ALS can hit anyone, at any time, regardless of age, gender or ethnic origin. The average life expectancy after diagnosis is two to five years. Support equipment costs an average of $160,000.00 per patient; nursing and/or home care costs are up to 10 times that amount.

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