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PGA British Columbia Golfathon for ALS Presented by Pacific Blue Cross

2020 Spur Valley Golf Resort


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.

Spur Valley Golf Resort

On June 22nd, Kevin Bennett, Kelly Gordon and Brandon Csokonay held their Golfathon from 6:20am to 6:05pm. Playing 117 holes each, they played a total of 13 rounds (9-hole facility). Their friend, Jeremy Dixon, came out as well to play a few rounds with them.

Other stats included an average score for each golfer of 37.18 for 9 holes, and the lowest score a 32.

The golfers also recorded 27 birdies during their rounds. On their final hole, two out of three of the players each scored a birdie.

According to Kevin Bennett, Head Golf Pro at Spur Valley Golf Resort, many of the club members came out in their carts to cheer them on. They also had coffee, sandwiches and burgers delivered to them on the course.

To date, the golfers have exceeded their fundraising goal of $1,500, with more donations still coming in.

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.

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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
[email protected]
1-800-3228 ext 222
Cell 778-999-6257

Donald Miyazaki
Executive Director, PGA of BC
[email protected]

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 $160,000.00 per patient; nursing and/or home care costs are up to 10 times that amount.

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