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PGA of B.C.'s 'Golfathon for ALS' returning to Chilliwack Golf Club

It's the fourth time the Chilliwack Golf Club will host the event
Last year's event saw 100 holes completed through 16 hours of play. (Black Press File)

The Chilliwack Golf Club will play host to five local professional golfers later this month for the PGA of B.C.'s annual ‘Golfathon for ALS’ fundraiser.

The 19th rendition of the event will feature golfers Ryan Tofani, Kaleb Fisher, Connor O’Dell, Kathy Stecyk and Dylan Nickel playing from sunrise to sunset at the Chilliwack Golf Club on Monday, June 24. The aim is to complete as many holes as possible throughout the day to raise awareness and funds for the ALS Society of British Columbia. 

All of the event’s net proceeds raised will go directly to supporting individuals living with ALS, providing essential patient programs and services, and funding ALS research through the PROJECT HOPE initiative. The initiative is establishing a world-class ALS centre at the University of British Columbia’s Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health, with the goal of assembling a top-tier clinical care and research team to enhance patient care, and advance research to the point of ultimately finding a cure for the disease.

Since 2005, PGA of B.C. members have raised over $2.5 million to benefit thousands affected by ALS in B.C. and the Yukon during June’s ALS Awareness Month. This will mark the fourth year the Chilliwack Golf Club has participated in the event and it is one of 50 different facilities doing so across the province. The club has amassed over $17,000 in funds raised throughout that timeframe. The goal for this year’s event is $5,000 with golf activities expected to begin at 6:30 a.m. and conclude around 10:30 p.m. 

Those who want to support their local event are encouraged to do so by donating to the Chilliwack Golfathon web page

Stefan Luciani

About the Author: Stefan Luciani

Before joining the team here at the Chilliwack Progress in spring 2024, I was a story editor for TSN in Toronto and digital journalist.
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