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.
Ducks captain Ryan Getzlaf is hosting the third annual Getzlaf Golf Shootout on September 7-8 benefiting CureDuchenne. The Getzlaf Golf Shootout is an opportunity to interact with your favorite players, play golf and support a great cause.
This two-day charity golf event includes a reception at Sutra Lounge in Costa Mesa and a golf tournament held at the Monarch Beach Golf Links in Dana Point. Each foursome will be teamed up with a professional athlete or celebrity for a unique and exciting day on the green.
CureDuchenne is a nonprofit based in Newport Beach that raises awareness and funds research 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 live past their mid-20s. Currently there is no cure for Duchenne.Click here for more info
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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Each summer, Perry hosts the A Round for a Cure golf tournament at Forest City National in his hometown of London, Ontario. Proceeds from the event go directly to Wellspring London, a support center for those living with cancer and the people caring for them.
“When everything goes directly to the families and to the treatment center, it’s huge,” Perry says. “What puts a smile on my face is they are getting the proper attention and it helps families get through tough times.”
The tournament was founded in 2005 by Rob Matic, who dealt with cancer in the mid-‘90s and utilized the services provided by Wellspring. With the Memorial Cup tournament in town that year, Matic and a group of friends put the tournament together to coincide with the event and help give back to the support center.
The eighth installment of the tournament was held June 15. It has progressed from 30-plus golfers in its first year to more than 160 entrants. Since starting up, A Round for a Cure has raised more than $115,000 for Wellspring London and helped roughly 3,500 people deal with the effects of cancer.
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