PGA OF B.C. GOLFATHON FOR ALS

 

 

  • The grand totals for the PGA of BC Golfathon for ALS were announced at the Ocotber 12th , 2016 PGA of BC Awards ceremony.

     L-R PGA of BC President Bill Kelly; Rick Poliquin, living with ALS and Donald Miyazaki PGA of BC Executive Director.

  • The PGA of BC was started in 2005.  Since that time over 4,400 people living with ALS, their families and caregivers have been supported.

  • During the 11 years of the PGA of BC Golfathon for ALS, 74,327,522 yards have been played by 859 PGA of BC Golf Professionals to raise awareness and funds to support people living with ALS in B.C. This is equivilent to 42,231 miles OR 67,965 KM!!

  • Since 2005, during the PGA of BC Golfathon for ALS, 199,686 holes of golf have been played! AND 9 Hole in Ones have been recorded!

  • In 2005, Bruce Taylor who was recently diagnosed with ALS, met for a cup of coffee with PGA Golf Pro, Scott Fraser at his course, Glacier Greens in Comox.  They were joined by Rotarian Jerry Feniak..  He explained to his friends about ALS and the support he receives from the ALS Society of B.C. 

    Bruce was concerned  that not many people were aware of the disease ALS, even though the golf community was exposed to ALS when Bruce Allen, caddy for many golf pros including Tom Watson passed away from ALS.

    Scott offered to golf from sunrise to sunset in honour of Bruce and his freind Terry Donaldson who also was living with ALS in the Comox Valley.

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