7th Annual Getzlaf Golf Shootout to Raise Funds for CureDuchenne Kicks Off In September

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by Margarida Azevedo, MSc |

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The 7th Annual Getzlaf Golf Shootout to benefit CureDuchenne will take place Sept. 9 at Monarch Beach Golf Links in Dana Point, California. Brian Hayward will present the event, which will be hosted by the captain of the Anaheim Ducks hockey team, Ryan Getzlaf, and his wife, Paige.

The Getzlaf Golf Shootout, a charity golf event that brings together celebrities, athletes and community leaders, will raise funds for CureDuchenne, a nonprofit organization that aims to find a cure for Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD).

The event kicks off the night of Sept. 8 with an MVP party at Costa Mesa’s Time Nightclub. The affair features cocktails, dinner, silent and live auctions, and complimentary admission to the nightclub. The next morning, the Getzlaf golf tournament kicks off on the green.

Each foursome in the golf shootout will have a celebrity or a professional athlete who serves as a special fifth player. Past and current Anaheim Ducks coaches and teammates include Corey Perry, Kent Huskins, Garrett Anderson, Teemu Selanne, Frederik Andersen, Ryan Kesler, Scott Neidermayer, Andrew Cogliano, Chuck Finley, Sami Vatanen, Shawn Horcoff, Bruce Boudreau and Clayton Stoner, as well as TV personality Brian Van Holt.

The event’s sponsors include Active PDF, Ayres Hotels, Carlile Coatsworth Architects, Fullmer Construction, The Sports Corp., FR Construction, G&M, Independent Capital Management, CNC Motors, Trust and Tradition Hockey Club, The Ryan Grant Team of Benchmark Mortgage, Violent Gentleman Hockey Club and WHGC. Food and beverages will be available during the event.

For information regarding sponsorship, visit www.getzlafgolf.org.

DMD, which occurs in one of every 3,500 male births, is a genetic disorder characterized by progressive muscle degeneration and weakness.

“The annual shootout reminds me how important it is to fight for what you believe in beyond the ice,” Ryan Getzlaf said in a news release. “It overwhelms me the amount of support we receive each year. Every registration, donation and sponsorship makes a difference in saving the lives of children with Duchenne, and I couldn’t be more thankful to be a part of it. Together we can all help find a cure.”