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Anaheim Ducks Captain Ryan Getzlaf Readies for 8th Annual Getzlaf Shootout for CureDuchenne on Sept. 8

May 31, 2018

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 31, 2018--Enjoy a round of golf and give back at the upcoming 8 th Annual Getzlaf Golf Shootout on September 8, hosted by Anaheim Ducks Captain Ryan Getzlaf, because all funds raised will benefit CureDuchenne and their mission to find a cure for Duchenne muscular dystrophy.

This year’s event will be held Saturday, September 8 at Monarch Beach Golf Links in Dana Point, Calif., with registration starting at 9:00 a.m. An exclusive MVP Party will kick off the festivities on Friday, September 7 at Time Nightclub in Costa Mesa at 5:30 p.m. Emceed by Ducks Announcer Brian Hayward and hosted by Getzlaf and his wife, Paige, the Getzlaf Golf Shootout is a charity event that brings together athletes, celebrities and community leaders teaming up in support of CureDuchenne. Meet and mingle with Anaheim Ducks players and other celebrities during the MVP party while bidding on live and silent auction packages.

“Each year as we take to the course for our annual shootout, I am humbled by the amount of support we receive from a variety of people and organizations,” said Ryan Getzlaf. “It is important that we continue to fight for these children’s lives and every registration, donation and sponsorship makes a difference in saving those affected by Duchenne. Together, we continue to fight for a cure”

Current and former Anaheim Ducks teammates, coaches and other celebrities will join in the fun as 5 th players that will accompany each foursome to help raise additional funds to save the lives of children with Duchenne. Past celebrity participants include Teemu Selanne, Ryan Miller, Andrew Cogliano, Chuck Finley, Chris Wagner, Sami Vatanen, Josh Manson, Andy Sutton, Scott Neidermayer, Clayton Stoner and more.

The Getzlaf Golf Shootout incorporates fun for everyone. Individuals can participate in a million-dollar hole-in-one, three additional hole-in-one opportunities with luxury automobiles provided by CNC Motors, massage therapists, Jumbo Jenga, Anaheim Ducks Power Players with t-shirt launchers, giveaways by Wavy Clothing and Violent Gentlemen. Food and beverages will be available throughout the course, including Tilted Kilt, Des Madres Tequila, Bloody Mary Bar, and TK Burger food truck.

Sponsors for this year’s shootout include Ayres Hotels, Carlile Coatsworth Architects Incorporated, Air Control Systems, Independent Capital Management, Inc., Heidi Stoops Realtor, Viking Environmental Group and WHGC.

CureDuchenne is a nonprofit that raises awareness and funds research to find a cure for Duchenne muscular dystrophy. Duchenne is a fatal muscle disease that impacts one in every 3,500 boys. Duchenne patients are usually diagnosed at age 5, lose their ability to walk by 12 and most don’t survive their mid-20s. Currently there is no cure for Duchenne. Proceeds of the event will fund impactful research to find a cure for Duchenne.

For more information and to reserve your sponsorship and participation, go to www.getzlafgolf.org or call 949-872-2552.

About CureDuchenne

CureDuchenne is the leading nonprofit focused on funding research to find a cure for Duchenne muscular dystrophy, a disease that affects more than 300,000 boys worldwide. CureDuchenne’s mission is to extend and improve the lives of those affected by Duchenne. With support from CureDuchenne, nine research projects have advanced to human clinical trials. CureDuchenne provides the Duchenne community with resources on the best standard of care through its CureDuchenne Cares program. For more information, please visit CureDuchenne.org and follow us on Facebook, Twitter,Instagram and YouTube.

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CONTACT: CureDuchenne

Jen Maduko

(949) 872-2552

KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA CALIFORNIA

INDUSTRY KEYWORD: GOLF HOCKEY HEALTH OTHER HEALTH PHILANTHROPY SPORTS FUND RAISING GENERAL HEALTH

SOURCE: CureDuchenne

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