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 Host the 4th Annual Getzlaf Golf Shootout on September 6 and 7
Ducks captain Ryan Getzlaf is hosting the fourth annual Getzlaf Golf Shootout to benefit CureDuchenne. This two-day charity golf event includes a reception at Sutra Lounge in Costa Mesa on September 6 and a golf tournament held at the Monarch Beach Golf Links in Dana Point on September 7. The Getzlaf Golf Shootout is an opportunity to interact with your favorite players, play golf and support a great cause. Each foursome will be teamed up with a professional athlete or celebrity for a unique and exciting day on the green.
CureDuchenne is a Newport Beach-based 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.
“My wife, Paige, and I are proud to support CureDuchenne and their efforts to find a cure for this devastating disease,” said Getzlaf. “Duchenne boys are on a race against time and they need our help. The disease makes their muscles weaker and weaker and shortens their life. I invite you to join me at the Getzlaf Golf Shootout for a fun event with my fellow hockey players. Let’s help CureDuchenne fund the most promising research and give this generation of Duchenne boys a chance.”
The Getzlaf Golf Shootout brings together athletes, celebrities and community leaders teaming up in support of CureDuchenne. On September 7, the golf course will include a variety of fun activities including a hockey stick putting contest, longest drive contest and dunk tank as well as plenty of food and drink.
Watch a video of last year’s event
Foursomes cost $2,800 and include an athlete or celebrity as a fifth golfer plus eight tickets to the pre-golf dinner reception. Meet and mingle with hockey players at the reception on September 6 at Sutra. There will be a live and silent auction. Individual tickets to the reception are $100. For sponsorship information, please contact Drew Hoyer, 949-872-2552 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
CureDuchenne has funded seven research projects that have gone into human clinical trials. All the funds raised will support the most promising research to find a cure for Duchenne.
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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.
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