Juvenile Diabetes Golf Classic

First off, I love playing Meadow Gardens in Pitt Meadows. It’s not too hilly to walk, the pace of play has always been great when I’ve been there, and the game of Frogger that is the 18th hole is a great way to get rid of old golf balls at the end of the day. So why not enjoy a great course, and support a great cause?

The 3rd annual Juvenile Diabetes Golf Classic is happening on Thursday, June 24th. All proceeds go to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Over the past two years, the tournament has raised over $70,000 for the JDRF, and they need your help to add to that amount this year.

Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease in which the body’s immune system attacks and destroys the insulin-producing cells of the pancreas. It differs from Type 2, which is a metabolic disease and can be prevented in many cases. Type 1 diabetes strikes children and adults suddenly, leaving them dependent on injected or pumped insulin for life, and carries the constant threat of devastating complications. While the causes of this process are not yet entirely understood, scientists believe that both genetic factors and environmental triggers are involved.

The Juvenile Diabetes Golf Classic is held in the name of a special young woman, Carleigh Rae LeClair (former Coquitlam resident) who passed away as a result of complications from Juvenile (Type 1) diabetes.

The tournament is $180 per golfer, and your registration includes:

  • Great contests: Longest Drive, Straightest Drive, Closest to the Pin
  • Hole in one prize sponsored by West Coast Mazda
  • 18 holes of golf followed by a fabulous steak dinner and auction

To register, visit their website, www.juvenilediabetesgolf.com or call (604) 787-5571.

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