Germain Francoeur, above, golfed as many rounds as possible with Rob Wilke of the Skeena Valley Golf & Country Club on Monday as part of the 13th annual BC Golfathon for ALS, done by the Professional Golfers Association.

Terrace golf club managers shoot rounds for ALS

Germain Francoeur and Rob Wilke golfed starting at 5 a.m. to raise money as part of a BC initiative

Germain Francoeur and Rob Wilke of the Skeena Valley Golf & Country Club in Terrace hit the golf course at 5 a.m. on Monday as part of a provincial Golfathon for ALS.

The pair golfed seven full rounds, or 126 holes, in almost 16 hours, and fund raised just over $5,200 for the ALS Society of BC.

The society is researching the currently unknown causes and treatment for ALS, which is fatal and weakens a person’s mobility, typically immobilizing them within two to five years.

“I am extremely proud of the PGA of BC’s involvement with the Golfathon for ALS, benefiting the ALS Society of BC patient services,” says Donald Miyazaki, Executive Director of the PGA of BC.

“Throughout our twelve 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 British Columbia affected by this deadly disease. I am confident that with the continued support of our members, 2018 will be yet another successful PGA of BC Golfathon for ALS.”

The Golfathon is continuing throughout the month of June in other golf courses in B.C., with Winston Michell of the Hirsch Creek Golf & Winter Club in Kitimat golfing for the cause on June 25.


 


jackie@terracestandard.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

 

Just Posted

What you need to know to vote in Canada’s federal election

Voting guide for Terrace, Kitimat up to Telegraph Creek

B.C. seniors advocate touring Northwest B.C.

Seniors advocate Isobel Mackenzie will be visiting Terrace, Kitimat and New Aiyansh Oct.15-17

Industrial development prompts call for highway improvements

Truck traffic to increase at Kitsumkalum project

Countdown begins for 11th annual Guns and Hoses game

Firefighters and police sharpen their skates to fundraise for youth program

VIDEO: Langley woman’s security camera records its own theft

Langley family discovers early morning grab was recorded

Canadian Snowbirds plane crashes before air show in Atlanta

Pilot lands safely after ejecting from jet

Share crash data, private insurers tell David Eby, ICBC

B.C. monopoly makes drivers retrieve their own records

B.C. VIEWS: Wolf kill, not backcountry bans, saving caribou

B.C.’s largest herds turn the corner from extinction

Pearson nets shootout winner as Canucks clip Flyers 3-2

Vancouver picks up second straight home win

Map on Elections Canada website sends Nanaimo-Ladysmith voters to landfill

Address for polling station correct, but Google Map address differs

BC Children’s Hospital launches 2 new virtual care sites bringing total to 19 across province

Provincial initiative allows pediatric patients to see health specialists through video

‘Wham-bam out the door’: Surrey man’s front yard left ruined by scamming landscaper

Resident warns neighbours to be careful of door-to-door salesmen

Most Read