LITTLE ROCK – The eighth annual Paul Dunn Golf Classic, to benefit the
The tournament and auction are held in memory of
The cost is $500 per team or $125 per person. To register or for information, visit www.pauldunnclassic.com, or call Cathy Sanders at (501) 526-7399.
Upon being diagnosed with the disease in 2000, 28-year-old Paul Dunn asked his friends and fraternity brothers to help him raise money to fight ALS. Dunn witnessed the first two golf tournaments before succumbing to his illness in 2002.
“This year will be the most successful tournament to date. Our goal is to continue raising funds for research and treatment until a cure is found,” said Jerry Spears, sponsor and chair of this year’s tournament.
The golf tournament will be held at Maumelle Country Club,
Registration for the second round begins at noon with a shotgun start at 1:30 p.m., followed by pizza and awards from 4:30-6 p.m.
The Paul Dunn Golf Classic & Auction has raised more than $170,000 since its inception. Organizers hope to raise $50,000 this year.
The annual auction, which had previously been held in conjunction with the golf tournament and also benefits research at UAMS, has been moved to October this year. The Cure for ALS Silent/Live Auction will be held Thursday, Oct. 2, at the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church,
Tickets to the auction are $30. Each golfer in the Paul Dunn Golf Classic receives a complementary ticket to the October auction
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a progressive, fatal neuromuscular disease affecting as many as 350,000 people worldwide. About 5,000 new cases occur each year. ALS destroys cells that control voluntary muscles, which leads to severe muscle wasting and paralysis. Death typically results within three to five years of diagnosis, usually from respiratory complications. The cause of ALS isn’t fully understood, and no cure exists.
The ALS Clinic and
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