ALS Society thanks local golf course

By Jill Sperling
July 15, 2016 - 11:07am Updated: July 15, 2016 - 12:23pm

KAMLOOPS — Mt. Paul Golf Course was recognized this morning for its participation in the annual PGA BC Golfathon for ALS. 

The golf course was one of 33 courses to take part in the event that saw more than 100 golf professionals play the game non-stop from sun up to sun down. 

In one day alone 378 holes of golf were played, all in support of patients with ALS. 

Wendy Toyer with the ALS Society of BC was on hand this morning at the Mt. Paul Golf Course to give thanks to the golfers who participated in the June 21st event. 

She says this event is one of several programs making an impact on the lives of people touched by ALS. 

 "Six years ago because of this program we were able to start what we call Camp Alohi Lani, which means 'bright sky' in Hawaiian," Toyer said. "This is for kids whose mom or dad or grandparent is living with ALS and they get to come to a beautiful camp for four days, they get to enjoy all the wonderful things that camp has to offer, but more importantly, they get to meet other kids who have ALS in their lives and be able to talk about that and that creates a support circle for them." 

The event has raised more than $1.3 million over the past 10 years. 

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