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Posted: June 10, 2014

Copper Point and Windermere doing Golfathon for ALS

During the month of June, golf professionals will golf from sunrise to sunset to support those living with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), including two courses in the Columbia Valley.

Copper Point Golf Club at the Ridge
Copper Point Golf Club at the Ridge

On June 17, Brian Schaal, Casey Johnson, Tyler Hawthorne and Scott McClain from Copper Point Golf Club at the Ridge will golf as many holes as possible to raise awareness and funds for the ALS Society of BC.

On the same day Dale Moore, Alex Parsons, Michael Midyette, Dave Dakin, Jake Cameron, Ken Litchfield, Vic Briar and Phil Burke will be hitting the greens at Windermere Valley Golf Course for the cause.

Copper Point Golf Club and Windermere Valley Golf Course are two of 37 golf courses located across B.C participating in the PGA of B.C. Golfathon for ALS.

Donald Miyazaki, Executive Director of the PGA of BC stated, “On behalf of the association, I am extremely excited for the PGA of BC’s ninth year of participation with Golfathon for ALS, benefiting the ALS Society of BC patient services. In our eight years of involvement, the efforts of our members have generated over $869,000. We have also assisted the over 2,800 individuals in British Columbia whom are fighting this deadly disease. I am confident that with the continued support of our members, 2014 will be the year where the program will eclipse the $1 million mark.”

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.

Global TV (BC) morning anchor Steve Darling is the Ambassador for Golfathon for ALS, which he notes to be a great honour.

“The professionals of the PGA of BC donate their time and work very hard to make this endeavor a success. To be included with them is an honor, and to help raise much-needed funds for research makes it very special. Please get out and support these professionals as they do their part to help find a cure,” he said.

Proceeds from the Golfathon for ALS provide important support services to ALS patients and research to find a cure.

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

Please donate.  www.golfathonforals.ca

Lead image of Windermere Valley Golf Course from www.columbiavalleygolftrail.com and  Copper Point Golf Club at the Ridge image from www.copperpointgolf.com


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