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Chown, Wilkinson raise $1000-plus during ALS Golf-A-Thon

The Nelson Daily Sports
By The Nelson Daily Sports
June 24th, 2012

Think about it — writing onto the scorecard 52 birdies and two eagles during one round of golf.

Oh, did we say the round featured 180 holes and raised more than $1,167 for ALS research.

That’s just what happened last week (Monday, June 18) during the PGA of BC ALS Golf-A-Thon at the Balfour Golf Course.

Local players Braden Chown and Craig Wilkinson spent a full day on the course during the annual fundraiser.

“Our goal this year was to raise $1000 for ALS research,” Wilkinson said. “(I have to say) I am proud to say that as of today we are sitting at $1,167 and counting.”

Chown and Wilkinson teed off the first box at 6 a.m. before completing 10 rounds and finishing at 9:15 p.m.

Of course Wilkinson was quick to point out the two-some had some help as Merve Schmidt, Gord Anderson, Dave Whitaker, Dave Simpson and Marve Peterson caddied, tended pins, raked traps, and fixed balls marks throughout the day.

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