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Posted: July 17, 2019

Fernie pro golfs 126 holes straight for ALS

During the month of June, PGA of BC 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.

On July 2, the Fernie Golf Club’s Kenny Maki started his one man Golfathon at 6:30 a.m.

Throughout the day he golfed a total of 126 holes, which included nine birdies. During Maki’s last round he was drenched by a downpour of rain and ended his day at 7:30 p.m.

“I enjoy participating in the Golfathon for ALS annually,” said Maki, PGA of Canada Associate Golf Professional at Fernie Golf Club. “It is a wonderful way to give back and to learn some more about this illness. I am aware of the impact that ALS can have on friends and family and hope to do whatever I can to aid them. I would like to thank everyone who made donations, the PGA of BC for getting me involved, and all of the other professionals in BC for donating their time to this cause.”

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.

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