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PGA British Columbia Golfathon for ALS Presented by Pacific Blue Cross

About PGA of BC

The Professional Golfers’ Association of British Columbia is comprised of nearly 700 men and women serving as Golf Professionals, who work at and operate golf courses, driving ranges and other facilities across the province. As a defined zone within the PGA of Canada network, its mandate is to promote and advance the game of golf, serving the needs of both its membership and the golf public through professional and junior-golf development programs and high-calibre competitive events. The zone office is located in Richmond. Learn more at

Our Mission

Our mission is to advance the game and business of golf for the benefit of our members and for the people of British Columbia; and to actively promote enjoyment, participation and improvement in the game of golf

Our Vision

Our vision is for the PGA of BC brand and its members to be respected as the premier asset at golf facilities throughout the province.


On behalf of the Association, I am extremely proud of the PGA of BC’s involvement with the Golfathon for ALS, benefiting the ALS Society of BC patient services. Throughout our years of participation, the efforts of countless Golf Professionals and Volunteers have helped raise over $2.1 million. The program has assisted tens of thousands of individuals throughout British Columbia affected by this deadly disease. I am confident that with the continued support of our members, 2021 will be yet another successful PGA of BC Golfathon for ALS

-Donald Miyazaki, Executive Director of the PGA of BC

ALS can hit anyone, at any time, regardless of age, gender or ethnic origin. The average life expectancy after diagnosis is two to five years. Support equipment costs an average of $140,000 per patient; nursing and/or home care costs are up to 10 times that amount.

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