2020 Crown Isle Golf Course
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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 July 4th, PGA professionals Brian Wise, Rod Prieto, and Mark Valliere golfed from 5:00am to 9:30pm. Club employees Jayson Welsh, Colin Stairs, Kyle Stairs, and Nick Torry also joined them during the day.
As a group, they played 90 holes during the day, along with 215 pars, 40 birdies and one eagle.
According to Brian Wise, Associate Golf Pro at Crown Isle, the highlight of the day was when some of their junior members joined them during the last round.
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. www.golfathonforals.com
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