Anaheim Ducks captain Ryan Getzlaf will host the second annual Getzlaf Golf Shootout next weekend to benefit the Corona del Mar-based CureDuchenne charity.
A Golf Foursome costs $2,800 and includes eight tickets to a pre-golf dinner reception at Sutra in Costa Mesa and a golf foursome with a celebrity or athlete as the fifth golfer, according to CureDuchenne’s website.
Besides Getzlaf, other athletes include the Ducks’ Bobby Ryan, Teemu Selanne, Sheldon Souray, along with Ducks’ coach Bruce Boudreau and broadcaster Kent French. Dustin Penner and Mike Richards of the Los Angeles Kings, Paul Bissonnette of the Phoenix Coyotes and actor Kevin Connolly also are participating, according to a news release.
For more information or to register, visit the CureDuchenne website.
The pre-golf reception begins at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, and the golf tournament will take place at the Monarch Beach Golf Links in Dana Point, with 9 a.m. registration and awards at 4 p.m.
Debra and Paul Miller of Corona del Mar founded CureDuchenne in 2003 after they learned their only son had the disease. Their fundraising efforts have directly helped six research projects make their way into human clinical trials. The muscle disease affects more than 300,000 boys throughout the world.
“Boys are usually diagnosed by the age of 5, in a wheelchair by 12 and most don’t survive their mid-20s,” according to a CureDuchenne news release.