Golfathon to raise money for provincial ALS society

Resident pro at St. Eugene Golf Resort and Casino will be doing an all-day marathon on the links as a fundraiser.

Doug Schneider

Doug Schneider

Doug Schneider, the resident pro at St. Eugene Golf Resort and Casino, will be hitting the links all day on Thursday to raise money for the ALS Society of B.C.

Schneider has golfed since the early age of 12 and has worked as a golf professional since 1995 throughout BC, joining the St. Eugene team in 2012.

This will be the first year Schneider has participated in this event and he hopes to continue to support this great year after year.

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) is a rapidly progressive neuromuscular degenerative disease.  It attacks the motor neurons that transmit electrical impulses from the brain to voluntary muscles in the body.  When these muscles fail to receive messages, they lose strength, atrophy and die.

Donations to the cause can be made online by visiting www.golfathonforals.ca