FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Throughout the province, golf professionals have been participating in the 16th Annual PGA of BC Golfathon for ALS presented by Pacific Blue Cross. Golfing from sunrise to sunset, they golf as many holes as possible to raise funds and awareness for people living with ALS.
On June 29, Ryan Tofani, Connor O’Dell, Zach Olson, Kaleb Fisher, & Cody Stewart started their day at 6:30AM golfing and finished at 10:00PM, golfing a total of 540 holes collectively. The highlight of their day was raising over $1250 on the day of the event and $5000 before hand.
Comment from the golfers: A big thanks to the Chilliwack Golf Club members for their fundraising efforts, family and friends for supporting the day, and everyone involved in making the day a huge success.
Proceeds from the Golfathon for ALS provide crucial support services to ALS patients and their families, friends, and caregivers provided by the ALS Society of BC.
Help support your local golf professionals to raise awareness and funds for the ALS Society of BC.
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.
For more information, contact:
Executive Director, ALS Society of BC
1-800-3228 ext. 222
Executive Director, PGA of BC