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, Rob Tadey, Tom Huth, Justin Brandt, Brad Elliott, & Brian McDonald started their day at 4:30AM, finishing at 6:00PM, golfing a total of 450 holes collectively. The highlight of their day was that one flag was hit off the tea, and they did a silent auction for a donated fly-fishing rod with all proceeds going to ALS.
Comment from the golfers: ALS hits very close to home with us at Fairview Mountain, we have had 2 previous members of the club that have been diagnosed with ALS. Our members and professional staff look forward to the ALS Golf-A-Thon day at the club each season, this season was no different.
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