The Capistrano Dispatch
Anaheim Ducks captain Ryan Getzlaf will host the fourth annual Getzlaf Golf Shootout tournament to benefit CureDuchenne at Monarch Beach Golf Links in Dana Point on Sept. 7.
CureDuchenne is a nonprofit organization that raises awareness and funds for research to find a cure for Duchenne muscular dystrophy, a muscle-wasting disease that affects one in every 3,500 boys. Typically, boys are diagnosed with the disease at age 5, are limited to a wheelchair by 12 and most don’t survive past their mid-20s, according to a press release.
All proceeds from the tournament will directly benefit CureDuchenne.
Getzlaf, an Olympic gold medalist and NHL All-Star, will be joined by current and former NHL players, including his teammates Cam Fowler, Dany Heatley and Ryan Kesler. In years past, members of the Los Angeles Kings have attended the tournament as well.
Foursomes for the tournament cost $2,800, which includes an athlete or celebrity as a fifth golfer. Those who purchase a foursome also get eight tickets to the pre-golf dinner reception on Sept. 6 at Sutra in Newport Beach. There will also be a live and silent auction at the event.
Last year’s fundraising efforts totaled $300,000.
“My wife, Paige, and I are proud to support CureDuchenne and their efforts to find a cure for this devastating disease,” Getzlaf said in a press release. “Duchenne boys are on a race against time and they need our help.”
To register for the tournament or to donate to CureDuchenne, visit www.cureduchenne.org/getzlafgolf.