2023 Summerland Golf & Country Club
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Summerland, British Columbia – Throughout the province, golf professionals have been participating in the 18th 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 22nd, golf professionals Josh Horsthuis, Brad Elliot, Muriel Macintyre, Torry Horrigan and Steve Sauer of Summerland Golf & Country Club took part in the PGA of BC Golfathon for ALS. They started the day of golf at 4:30 AM and golfed until 9:30 PM. Collectively the team golfed 576 holes (144 holes each) with 5 eagles and 58 birdies. Their total 4-person Best Ball score of 58 Under par—best round 63 x 2.
“The highlight of the special fundraising efforts was the unwavering support of so many members around SGCC.” – Josh Horsthuis, Class “A” Head Professional.
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.
About ALS BC
The Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Society of British Columbia (ALS BC) was founded in 1981 by Dr. Andrew Eisen, ALS patients and family members to meet the physical and emotional needs of people living with ALS and their caregivers. Our mission is to cure ALS through funding research, while advocating for and supporting people living with ALS.
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
604-278-2257 Ext. 222