By Steve Breazeale
After raising nearly $200,000 last year, NHL All-Star and Anaheim Ducks center Ryan Getzlaf and his hockey brethren are coming back to the Monarch Beach Golf Links to take part in the third annual Getzlaf Shootout, organizing officials announced this week.
The Getzlaf Shootout benefits CureDuchenne, a nonprofit organization that raises funds and awareness to find a cure for Duchenne muscular dystrophy, a devastating muscle disease that impacts one in every 2,400 boys worldwide, according to www.dmdfund.org. In the U.S. nearly 20,000 boys are living with Duchenne and over 300,000 worldwide. Boys are usually diagnosed by the age of five and in a wheelchair by 12. Most don’t survive their mid-20s.
Last year’s special guests included Anaheim ducks winger Corey Perry, Los Angeles Kings winger Dustin Penner and actor Kevin Connoly.
The event is set for September 8 and registration is now open. A golf foursome—with a celebrity or athlete as a fifth—and admission to the pre-golf dinner reception costs $2,500 if paid before June 2.
A pre-golf dinner reception will be held on Saturday, September 7 at
Sutra Lounge in Costa Mesa. The tournament will kick off with a shotgun start at 10:30 a.m. on September 8. To register or learn more about Duchenne, visit www.cureduchenne.org.