CureDuchenne Release: 7th Annual Getzlaf Golf Shootout Raises More Than $546,000 To Help Find A Cure For Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

Published: Sep 21, 2017

-- Anaheim Ducks Captain Ryan Getzlaf and Wife Paige Getzlaf Continue their Support of CureDuchenne --

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The 7th Annual Getzlaf Golf Shootout benefiting CureDuchenne raised more than $546,000 to help find a cure for Duchenne muscular dystrophy. Hosted by Anaheim Ducks Captain Ryan Getzlaf and his wife Paige, the Getzlaf Golf Shootout has raised more than $2 million to date for CureDuchenne and their mission to save the lives of those with Duchenne. A record breaking crowd of more than 500 people gathered together at Time Nightclub on Friday, September 8 to kick off the 7th Annual Getzlaf Golf Shootout, presented by ActivePDF.

Sponsors, golf enthusiasts, athletes, and individuals dedicated to finding a cure took to the course the following day at Monarch Beach Golf Links in Dana Point, CA. Current and former Anaheim Ducks teammates, coaches and other celebrities joined in as 5th players in the sold-out golf tournament. In addition to Ryan Getzlaf, other athletes and celebrities in attendance throughout the weekend were Bryan Allen, Sam August, François Beauchemin, Kevin Bieksa, Jared Boll, Steve Bradley, Andrew Cogliano, Patrick Eaves, Chuck Finley, John Gibson, Brian Hayward, Charlie Hough, Billy Huard, Ondrej Kašem, Nic Kerdiles, Ryan Kesler, Mike LeClerc, Josh Manson, Jason Marshall, Jaycob Megna, Ryan Miller, Bodie Miller, Brandon Montour, Scott Niedermayer, Nick Ritchie, Rickard Rakell, Teemu Selänne, Logan Shaw, Jakob Silfverberg, Andy Sutton, Scottie Upshall, Sami Vatanen, Antoine Vermette, Chris Wagner, and Mike Witt.

“Every year I look forward to this golf tournament because I find such inspiration from the children who fight so hard against this disease every day,” said Ryan Getzlaf, Anaheim Ducks Captain and host. “Whether you are an athlete or a champion for Duchenne, your participation and dedication to finding a cure continue to make giant strides towards saving the lives of those affected by Duchenne.”

Sponsors for this year’s shootout included ActivePDF, Air Control Systems, Ayres Hotels, Carlile Coatsworth Architects Incorporated, CNC Motors Inc., Cornelius Family Trust, Fullmer Construction, FR Construction, G&M Oil, Independent Capital Management, Inc., Spinnaker Development, Sterling Carpet and Flooring, The Ryan Grant Team of Fairway Mortgage, Team Lally, The Sports Corporation, Viking Environmental and WHGC. In addition, a variety of hole sponsors provided food, beverages, giveaways. Tournament activities included a mechanical bull, Anaheim Ducks Power Player’s t-shirt launcher, a million dollar hole-in-one contest and giveaways from TravisMathew and Violent Gentlemen Hockey Club.

“Through events like the Getzlaf Golf Shootout, CureDuchenne continues to accelerate research to find a cure and help save the lives of those with Duchenne,” expressed Debra Miller, CureDuchenne founder and CEO. “Through the generous contributions of our donors and athletes who participated in the weekend festivities, we have made giant leaps towards a cure and will continue to do so until one is found.”

CureDuchenne is a nonprofit that raises awareness and funds research to find a cure for Duchenne muscular dystrophy. Duchenne is a fatal genetic muscle disease that impacts one in every 5,000 boys. Duchenne patients are usually diagnosed at age 5, lose their ability to walk by 12 and most don’t survive their mid-20s. Currently there is no cure for Duchenne.

Contact rachel@cureduchenne.org to be added to the mailing list for the 2018 event.

About CureDuchenne

CureDuchenne is the leading nonprofit focused on funding research to find a cure for Duchenne muscular dystrophy, a disease that affects more than 300,000 boys worldwide. CureDuchenne’s mission is to extend and improve the lives of those affected by Duchenne. With support from CureDuchenne, nine research projects have advanced to human clinical trials. CureDuchenne provides the Duchenne community with resources on the best standard of care through its CureDuchenne Cares program. For more information, please visit CureDuchenne.org and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.

CureDuchenne
Karen Harley, 949-872-2552

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