The Anaheim Ducks are proud that our players and coaches involve themselves in a variety of nonprofit organizations and charitable causes. Ducks players and coaching staff continually raise support and awareness for their own individual initiatives not only during hockey season, but year-round.
Getzlaf to Hosts 5th Annual Getzlaf Golf Shootout on September 12 and 13
Ducks captain Ryan Getzlaf and his wife Paige hosted the fifth annual Getzlaf Golf Shootout to benefit CureDuchenne on September 12 and 13. The party started Saturday night when Ryan and Paige rolled out the red carpet at Sutra Lounge in Costa Mesa for the pre-golf reception. The next day, each foursome hit the green with a celebrity athlete in tow for a day of sport and celebration at Monarch Beach Golf Links in Dana Point.
“Paige and I believe in CureDuchenne; we believe in their mission to find a cure for this generation of children with Duchenne, and we are excited to be there with them when it happens,” Getzlaf says.
The Getzlaf Golf Shootout brings together athletes, celebrities and community leaders teaming up in support of CureDuchenne, a nonprofit that raises awareness and funds research to find a cure for Duchenne muscular dystrophy. Duchenne is a progressive muscle-wasting disease that impacts one in every 3,500 boys. Boys are usually diagnosed at age 5, are in a wheelchair by 12 and most don’t survive their mid-20s. Currently there is no cure for Duchenne.
Find out why Ryan and Paige are dedicated to helping CureDuchenne
View event highlights from last year’s event
All funds raised benefit CureDuchenne, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Sponsorships are tax deductible.
Cogs for Dogs is an opportunity for Andrew Cogliano to take his love of animals and turn it into a program to raise awareness, funds and promote the need for animal adoption and rescue at OC Animal Care.
OC Animal Care is a Community Partner of the Anaheim Ducks and they are an open-admission animal shelter that provides temporary shelter and medical care for lost, owned or stray animals, and opportunities for the adoption of these animals.
OC Animal Care promotes responsible pet ownership, health and safety of people and animals and spay/neuter programs.
The Teemu Selanne Youth Sports Foundation’s (TSYSF) mission is to provide financial, educational and inspirational opportunities for children and their families through structured sports programs.
The foundation’s goals are to guide children in the pursuit of becoming not just excellent athletes, but outstanding, responsible citizens and support the overall physical and mental health of the community with exercise and positive change through sports.
Click here to learn more about TSYSF