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Posted: June 5, 2019

Fernie, Windermere pros golfing for ALS

During the month of June (and into July), 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.

Golf pros as Windermere Valley Golf Course and Fernie Golf Club are joining in on June 17 and July 2 respectively.

Fernie Golf Course

The Windermere Valley Golf Course and Fernie Golf Club are two of over 30 golf courses located across B.C. participating in the 14th Annual PGA of BC Golfathon for ALS, along with Copper Point Golf Club and St. Eugene Golf Course, as regional courses taking part.

On June 17 golfers Michael Midyette and Scott Lawlor will tee off at Windermere and on July 2 Kenny Maki and Max Sherwood will tee off at Fernie.

“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,” said Donald Miyazaki, Executive Director of the PGA of BC. “Throughout our 13 years of participation, the efforts of countless Golf Professionals and Volunteers have helped raise over $1.6 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, 2019 will be yet another successful PGA of BC Golfathon for 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.

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.  www.golfathonforals.com.

Lead image: Windermere Valley Golf Course. e-KNOW file photos

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