Charity golf game shooting for new heights

Brett Standerwick is taking his annual ALS Golf-A-Thon to new heights this year.

Brett Standerwick is taking his annual ALS Golf-A-Thon to new heights this year.

Instead of a marathon session around the golf course, the Fairwinds Golf Club professional is combining golf with hiking to the top of Golden Hinde, Vancouver Island’s highest mountain peak.

Standerwick and his four-man team begin the five-day expedition Sept. 16, with him teeing off at the Western mine Trail head in Strathcona Park.

It’s then a matter of tracking the ball down and hitting again, all the way to the 2,200-metre summit.

People can donate online to support Standerwick in his goal of raising more than $4,000 for ALS at www.golfathonforals.com, or contact him at Fairwinds by e-mail (bstanderwick@fairwinds.ca) or  by calling 250-468-7666, ext. 227.

The North Central Island Chapter of the ALS Society of B.C. will host a welcome back celebration Sept. 20 at 5 p.m. at Fairwinds. Please RSVP support@alsbc.ca.