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Posted: May 28, 2021

Local courses again committing to ALSSBC

During the month of June, golf professionals will golf from sunrise to sunset to support those living with ALS. To raise awareness and funds for the ALS Society of BC, they will golf as many holes as possible.

By nature, golf has built in physical distancing.  Additional safety procedures have been implemented such as no physical contact between golfers, no contact surfaces, and single carts. The PGA of BC remains committed to supporting people living with ALS.  Because ALS does not give up and neither will we.

Thus far four East Kootenay golf courses are among over 30 golf courses located across B.C. participating in the 16th Annual PGA of BC Golfathon for ALS presented by Pacific Blue Cross.

Fairmont Hot Springs Resort golf pros Matt Gillett and Jeremy Johnson are holding their Golfathon on June 9.

Copper Point Golf Club’s Brian Schaal, Scott McClain, Dennis Bradley and Dale Moore’s Golfathon is June 15.

Spur Valley Golf Resort’s Kevin Bennett, Kelly Gordon and Brandon Csokonay are holding their Golfathon on June 21.

And St. Eugene Golf Resort & Casino’s Cindy Soukoroff and Mike Pearson tee their Golfathon off on June 24.

“On behalf of the Association, I am extremely proud of the PGA of BC’s involvement with the Golfathon for ALS, benefiting the ALS Society of BC patient services,” says Donald Miyazaki, Executive Director of the PGA of BC. “Throughout our years of participation, the efforts of countless Golf Professionals and Volunteers have helped raise over $2.1 million. The program has assisted tens of thousands of individuals throughout British Columbia affected by this deadly disease. I am confident that with the continued support of our members, 2021 will be yet another successful PGA of BC Golfathon for ALS.”

Lead image: Golfers taking part in the Golfathon last year at Spur Valley Golf Resort. Photo submitted

ALS Society of BC

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