For Immediate Release
Chemainus, BC (June 26 2018) - Monaghan Golf Group is proud of the efforts of Jan Best, Head Golf Professional at Mount Brenton Golf Club, to support ALS with an all-day Golf-a-thon, on Friday, June 29th.
Golf and ALS have a long-standing relationship in British Columbia. Every year, many PGA of Canada pros around the province participate in the all-day Golf-a-thon to raise funds for ALS. So far, they have raised over a million dollars, collectively.
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) is commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, named after the Yankees baseball player who died from the disease in 1941. ALS is a group of related neurodegenerative diseases that cause the neurons in the brain, brain stem and spinal cord to degenerate and die, which leads to muscle weakness, paralysis, and eventually death.
This year Best will be playing his home course – Mount Brenton Golf Club - beginning at 5am and will play until he physically can no longer. He estimates it will be a good 12 hours and is aiming for between 8-10 rounds that day. Jan is also hoping to not lose a ball the entire day. As he says, honesty will be a factor here!
Anyone who wishes to support Best and ALS with donations are encouraged to contact Mount Brenton’s Pro Shop at 250-246-9322.
Mount Brenton is a beautiful 18-hole course located at 2816 Henry Rd, Chemainus, BC V0R 1K0.