Williams Lake Golf and Tennis Club general manager and director of golf operations Tyler Brouilette and WLGTC assistant manager Morgan Day will be taking part in the PGA of BC Golfathon for ALS on June 18, golfing as many holes as possible while raising funds for treatment research. (Greg Sabatino photo)

Williams Lake golfers raising funds during Golfathon for ALS

Two Williams Lake Golf and Tennis Club employees will golf from sunrise to sunset

Two Williams Lake Golf and Tennis Club employees will golf from sunrise to sunset to support those living with ALS.

On June 18, WLGTC general manager and director of golf operations Tyler Brouilette and WLGTC assistant manager Morgan Day will golf as many holes as possible to raise awareness and funds for the ALS Society of BC.

The WLGTC is one of more than 30 golf courses located across B.C. participating in the 13th Annual PGA of BC Golfathon for ALS.

“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 12 years of participation, the efforts of countless golf professionals and volunteers have helped raise over $1.4 million. The program has assisted tens of thousands of individuals throughout B.C. affected by this deadly disease. I am confident that with the continued support of our members, 2o18 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.

You can make a donation to Brouilette and Day by visiting www.golfathonforals.com/events/ then clicking on the June 18 date for the Williams Lake Golf and Tennis Club.

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