2019 Hirsch Creek Golf & Winter Club
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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 26th, Dan Martin and Winston Michell started their Golfathon at 5:00AM. Throughout the day the duo collectively golfed 376 holes, and scored a total of 1699. At 10:30PM the duo ended their day, with a total of two eagles.
“I would like to thank all members and staff for their support,” said Dan Martin, PGA of Canada Head Golf Professional at Hirsch Creek Golf & Winter Club. “After each round we live streamed on Facebook. It really helped engage our members, community and help raise funds.”
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