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Throughout the province, golf professionals have been participating in the 15th 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 9th Matt Gillett and Jeremy Johnson golfed from 6:30am until 5:30pm, golfing a collective 108 holes. The duo golfed all three courses at the Resort: Riverside, Mountainside & Creekside. Matt had the only hole in one during this years Golfathon! On the Creekside Fairmont Hot Springs Course on hole #7 Matt made the incredible hole in one shot, on his birthday too. Matt and Jeremy walked and carried their bags for all 108 holes.
“Both Jeremy and I were very happy to participate in this year’s annual Golfathon and are looking forward to continuing to support such an amazing organization and endeavor in the coming years!” Said Matt Gillett, assistant PGA Golf Professional at Fairmont Hot Springs.
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.
Please Donate. https://shar.es/aW2OA5
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