More valley courses teeing off for ALS
During the month of June, golf professionals around British Columbia 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.
Two more Columbia Valley Courses are committing professionals to the task – Fairmont Hot Springs Resort and Windermere Valley Golf Course, with action currently ongoing at Fairmont.
Fairmont Hot Springs Resort (Mountainside) is one of over 44 golf courses and 103 golfers located across BC participating in the 16th Annual PGA of BC Golfathon for ALS.
Pros Chris Medford and Matt Gillett are currently swinging through a 24-hour session (running from June 9 – June 10).
Windermere Valley Golf Course professionals Michael Midyette, Jack Nordquist and Ryan Sorensen are set to tee off June 20.
Proceeds from the Golfathon for ALS provide crucial support services to ALS patients and their families, friends, and caregivers.
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.
Help support your local golf professionals to raise awareness and funds for the ALS Society of BC.
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