2019 Uplands 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 28th, Michelle McCann, Ian Stone, Justin Clews and Ben Griffin hosted their Golfathon from 5:00AM to 8:00PM. The foursome golfed a total of 390 holes, shooting four under par, which included four eagles and 85 birdies.
“This is our first year running the event and we raised about $16,000,” said Michelle McCann, PGA of Canada Associate Professional at Uplands Golf Club. “We have multiple members here at Uplands with ALS, and we felt we had to do this event to show our support for these families. Hopefully with more fundraisers like these, families and individuals living with ALS will get the help they need.”
In photo (L-R): Michelle McCann and Ian Stone
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