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PGA British Columbia Golfathon for ALS Presented by Pacific Blue Cross

2018 Copper Point Golf Club


Brian Schaal Hole in One

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:                   

During the month of June, PGA of BC golf professionals located at courses throughout BC will golf from sunrise to sunset to support those living with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS).

On June 19th, golf professionals and colleagues Scott McClain, Brian Schaal, Dennis Bradley & Kevin Bennett golfed from 5AM – 10:45PM in support of people living with ALS.  They golfed a staggering 263 holes EACH for a collective total 1,052 holes!!  They golfed from 4:55AM until 10:45PM for a total of 17 Hours and 50 minutes!

They scored – 76 BIRDIES; 5 EAGLES and Brian Schaal achieved a HOLE in ONE, making this the 5th hole in one achieved at this course during the Golfathon.  Over the 13 years of this event a total of 13 hole in ones have been achieved at  participating PGA of BC courses.


Wendy Toyer, Executive Director of the ALS Society of BC will be dropping by the clubhouse on Wednesday July 11th at 12:30PM to acknowledge their support.  Media is invited and most welcome to attend.


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.

Proceeds from the Golfathon for ALS provide crucial support services to ALS patients and their families, friends, and caregivers.


Help support your local golf professionals to raise awareness and funds for the ALS Society of BC.   Please Donate.


Wendy Toyer
Executive Director, ALS Society of BC
[email protected]
1.800.708.3228 (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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