June is here...which for me each year for the past 6 years means I am gearing up for my Golfathon for ALS! Tuesday June 11th I will be teeing off at first light and playing all day long to raise awareness and funds for the ALS Society of BC.
Over the years I have tried to get creative with this to try and help increase the exposure for this event supported province wide by the PGA of BC. Two years ago I climbed and played golf up a mountain, the Golden Hinde on Vancouver Island, which was a great experience and something I will never forget. This year I thought I would pay tribute to, arguably the most historical and prominent ALS fighter of all time and for whom the disease was nicknamed...Lou Gehrig.
This year, rather than teeing off with Driver, I will be hitting all my tee shots with a Baseball Bat. I will aim to play 184 holes which was Lou Gehrig’s single season RBI record, second all-time in MLB history.
As hard as it will be as a life-long Red-Sox fan I will also don a Yankees jersey and cap as I play. If you can help me support this great cause I would really appreciate it.
Steve Darling, Global TV News, PGA of BC, Golf A Thon for ALS Ambassador