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PGA British Columbia Golfathon for ALS Presented by Pacific Blue Cross

2020 Seymour Golf & Country Club

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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.

Seymour Golf & Country Club

On June 26th, Seymour’s head golf pro was joined by several others in golfing a total of over 144 holes.

Click HERE for the full list of donors.

In an appreciation letter to his supporters, Dale Schienbein, PGA of Canada Head Professional, Seymour Golf & Country Club writes:

“I started my day with a 3:30 alarm call and teed it up Thursday morning at 4:50 with one of my Associate Professionals, Lenny Cyr (Lenny played the first three rounds with me) and was later joined by Seymour Professionals, Trevor, Connor and Lindy throughout the day.”

Playing a total of five rounds, Schienbein scored an average of 77, making seven birdies and one eagle. Cyr played 54 holes and had 14 birdies.

“I enjoyed all the rounds but the third one was a special one as my son joined Lindy, Trevor and I and we had a great round,” says Schienbein. “Sam hadn’t played since last year and while he loves the game, hasn’t had a chance to play much over the past year.  He was super nervous and started out his round with a birdie on the first hole beating my par! The rest of the day was enjoyable for all of us and certainly reinforced with me that this game is so much more about the people you are playing with versus just the score!”

“I am very proud to report that through your support we were able to raise a new record $31,105.00 (and pledges are still coming in) for the ALS Society of BC.  Over the past 14 years, Seymour continues to lead the Province raising over $326,000 for the ALS Society!”

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

About 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:

Wendy Toyer
Executive Director, ALS Society of BC
w.toyer@alsbc.ca
1-800-3228 ext 222
Cell 778-999-6257

Donald Miyazaki
Executive Director, PGA of BC
donald@pgabc.org
1-800-667-4653

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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