Fairview Mountain Golf Course in Oliver is taking part in this year’s PGA of B.C. Golfathon for ALS. (Submitted image)

Fairview Mountain Golf Course in Oliver is taking part in this year’s PGA of B.C. Golfathon for ALS. (Submitted image)

Golfers in Oliver set to play off from sunrise to sunset for ALS

The Fairview Mountain Golf Club is one of over 38 B.C. courses to participate in the event

Professional golfers in Oliver will take to the course later this month and play in support of those living with ALS.

The Fairview Mountain Golf Club in Oliver is one of over 38 courses in the province that will take part in this year’s PGA of BC Golfathon for ALS on June 29, with Rob Tadey, Brian McDonald, Tom Huth and Brad Elliott challenged with golfing as many holes as possible from sunrise to sunset.

“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, the executive director of the PGA of BC.

Miyazaki added that the event has raised over $2.3 million in its 17 years of existence.

“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, 2022 will be yet another successful PGA of BC Golfathon for ALS.”

The four golfers are members of the Oliver club, a course that has participated in the B.C.-wide event for several years.

Proceeds from the event will provide services to ALS patients and their families, friends and caregivers.

Donations can be made here.

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, 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.

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