Ducks captain Ryan Getzlaf and his wife Paige are hosting the 7th annual Getzlaf Golf Shootout and MVP Party to benefit CureDuchenne on September 8 and 9. The party starts Friday night with Ryan, Paige and teammates from the Ducks rolling out the red carpet at Time Nightclub in Costa Mesa for the MVP party. The next day, foursomes, all accompanied by professional athletes, hit the green for a day of sport and celebration at Monarch Beach Golf Links in Dana Point.
"Over the past six years, Paige and I have witnessed this devastating disease in children we know. Our goal is to make life-saving treatments accessible for Duchenne patients in time to save their lives," says Getzlaf.
The Getzlaf Golf Shootout brings together athletes, celebrities and community leaders in support of CureDuchenne, a nonprofit that aims to save the lives of children and young adults with Duchenne muscular dystrophy. Duchenne is a fatal muscle-wasting disease affecting 300,000 youths worldwide.
Cogs for Dogs is an opportunity for Andrew Cogliano to take his love of animals and turn it into a program to raise awareness, funds and promote the need for animal adoption and rescue at OC Animal Care.
OC Animal Care is a Community Partner of the Anaheim Ducks and they are an open-admission animal shelter that provides temporary shelter and medical care for lost, owned or stray animals, and opportunities for the adoption of these animals.
OC Animal Care promotes responsible pet ownership, health and safety of people and animals and spay/neuter programs.
C4Kids - This season, Ducks defenseman Cam Fowler and his girlfriend, Jasmine Maggard, are launching C4Kids - a program that will provide youth with opportunities to learn, play and love hockey. Fowler's passion for hockey inspired him to create C4Kids as a platform to feature a variety of activities for children and their families to enjoy and grow their love for the sport.
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.