This weekend is the Town’s second annual fundraiser for ALS One. The special ALS Weekend golf event is sponsored by the Southborough Golf Club management and the Board of Selectmen.
As I previously shared, the fundraiser will take place from Saturday, October 10 through Monday, October 12
Between increased use of the golf course this year and pandemic guidelines, the public is asked to book their tee times in advance. You can do that by calling 508-460-0946.
Throughout the long weekend, a round of golf will be $5. They are asking for participants to donate at least the balance of the normal greens fee charges to ALS ONE. (Other donations above that are encouraged.)
Normally, the weekend greens fees in the fall is $22 (or $20 for seniors 60+ or juniors 17 and younger), and $2 less on weekdays. Paying the regular amount (above the $5 per round) would mean donating about 75% to ALS One.
You can donate using this link. (And, of course, you don’t have to golf to donate.)
In addition to helping support the cause, golfers can enjoy special activities. The management company will be sponsoring contests with prizes (closest to the pin and long drive).
Participants are “respectfully” asked to comply with the golf course’s Covid-19 safety procedures.
As highlighted in the event flyer, the fundraiser has significant meaning for the Town and those involved with the golf course. Two Town officials, men deeply involved in “saving” the course*, both succumbed to ALS last year: John Wilson and Brian Shifrin.
As for the charity the fundraiser supports, the non-profit ALS ONE describes itself as:
an unprecedented partnership of world leaders in ALS research and care who have joined forces to help cut bureaucratic red tape to combat the disease more efficiently and effectively for all.
*You can read more about Wilson’s and Shifrin’s roles in relation to the golf course in my 2019 post.