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Balfour golf pros raised $2,000 in ALS golf-a-thon

On June 10 Balfour golf pros Braden Chown and Craig Wilkinson completed 162 holes each, with 70 birdies and five eagles, in a single day.

On June 10 Balfour golf pros Braden Chown and Craig Wilkinson participated in the PGA of BC Golf-a-thon for ALS.

To raise awareness and funds for ALS patients, the pair raised $2,000 and completed 162 holes each, with 70 birdies and five eagles, in a single day. Chown made his first ever hole-in-one on the seventh hole of his fifth round.

This past Friday, executive director of the ALS Society of BC Wendy Toyer was in Balfour to personally thank Chown and Wilkinson for their efforts.

ALS, or Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis,  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; typically the person is immobilized within two to five years of the initial diagnosis. There is no known cause or cure yet, but there is hope through the ALS Society of BC.

Donations can still be made at the pro shop or at golfathonforals.ca.

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