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Vernon golfers tee up marathon

Trio of local pros tee it up Tuesday, June 11, at Vernon Golf and Country Club for an all-day round of as many holes as possible, raising funds for ALS
The Vernon Golf Club is playing host to a Golfathon featuring pros Bradlee Jones, Myles Johnson, and Brooks Jones Tuesday, June 11, starting at sunset. The trio will play as many rounds as possible during the day to raise money for the ALS Society of BC. (Morning Star - file photo)

They're golf pros. They work a lot of hours, and they know first-hand what a long day on a golf course can look and feel like.

But make it a marathon day for charity, and Bradlee Jones, Brooks Jones, and Myles Johnson from the Vernon Golf and Country Club will have fun and raise much-needed funds.

The trio will take part in the PGA of B.C. Golfathon for ALS (formerly Lou Gehrig's Disease) on Tuesday, June 11, at the Vernon Golf Club. The site is one of 50 golf facilities participating in the fundraising event being held across B.C.

"Since 2005, PGA of B.C. members have raised more than $2.5 million to benefit thousands affected by ALS in British Columbia and the Yukon during June's ALS Awareness Month," said the PGA of B.C. in a release. "This year, golf professionals throughout B.C. are once again lending their support for the 19th Annual PGA of BC Golfathon for ALS, presented by Pacific Blue Cross.

The golf pros will play from sunrise to sunset, aiming to complete as many holes as possible to raise awareness and funds for the ALS Society of BC. One hundred per cent of the event's net proceeds will remain in British Columbia and the Yukon, directly supporting individuals living with ALS, providing essential patient programs and services, and funding ALS research through the PROJECTHOPE initiative. This initiative is establishing a world-class ALS Centre at the University of British Columbia's Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health, with the goal of assembling a top-tier clinical care and research team to enhance patient care, advance ALS research, and ultimately find a cure for ALS.

It's the second year the Vernon club is participating. They raised $6,150 in their previous Golfathon, playing 108 holes.

The objective this year for the Joneses and Johnson is to reach $6,000.

You can support the Vernon pros by donating at



Roger Knox

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