Ducks captain Ryan Getzlaf and his wife, Paige, recently hosted the 6th annual Getzlaf Golf Shootout to benefit CureDuchenne on August 26-27 at Monarch Beach Golf Links in Dana Point.
"Over the past five years, Paige and I have witnessed the devastating progression of the disease in children we know. Our goal is to make life-saving drugs accessible for Duchenne patients in time to save their lives," says Getzlaf.
The Getzlaf Golf Shootout brings together athletes, celebrities and community leaders teaming up in support of CureDuchenne, a nonprofit that funds research to find a cure for Duchenne muscular dystrophy. Duchenne is a fatal muscle-wasting disease affecting 300,000 children worldwide.
All funds raised benefit CureDuchenne, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Sponsorships are tax deductible.
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.
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.