Do you love golfing? Interested in making a difference for patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)? If you’re located in or around Oceanside, CA, then I have an event for you: the Azzur Fore ALS Golf Tournament! According to ALS News Today, the tournament, spearheaded by the ALS Therapy Development Institute and the Azzur Group, will fundraise to support ALS treatment-related research. If you are interested in participating in the tournament, you can register here.
Azzur Fore ALS Golf Tournament
What is ALS?
As described, the Azzur Fore ALS Golf Tournament is designed to raise funds and advance ALS research. But what exactly is ALS? Also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, ALS is a progressive neurological disease. In a small amount of cases, ALS is familial. However, a majority of patients develop ALS with no known cause. As the disease progresses, nerve cells in the brain, brain stem, and spinal cord die, causing issues with voluntary movement. In many cases, ALS is fatal as patients lose the ability to breathe. ALS tends to affect Caucasian males between 60-69 at the highest rate, though it can affect other groups. Some ALS symptoms include:
- Slowed or slurred speech
- Difficulty performing daily tasks or small movements
- Frequent tripping and falling
- Poor posture
- Progressive inability to move muscles throughout the body
To learn more about ALS, click here.
The Azzur Fore ALS Golf Tournament aims to raise $20,000 to support ALS-related research at the ALS Therapy Development Institute. Altogether, the details of the tournament include:
- Taking Place: July 15, 2021
- Where?: Goat Hill Park Golf Club
- Address: 2323 Goat Hill Dr, Oceanside, CA 92054
- Time: 7:30am (check-in); 8:30am (golfing)
- Cost: $150 (golfer); $40 (non-players)
- Note: This cost also includes both breakfast and lunch meals.
Outside of participating as a golfer or watching the players, additional sponsorships are available. Sponsorships include:
- Title Sponsorship
- Innovator Sponsorship
- Hole Sponsorship
- Face Mask Sponsorship
- Golf Ball Sponsorship
and more! Interested in taking part for a good cause? If you’d like to register, head over to the registration page!