The Athletes First Invitational Charity Golf Tournament benefiting the axeALS Foundation will be held at the beautiful Newport Beach Country Club on Monday, June 12, at One Clubhouse Dr. In Newport Beach, California. The Registration link is below.
Last year's tournament was an epic success and there is much excitement and anticipation for this year's tournaments.
In what will surely be an unforgettable time, teams will be paired with present and former NFL players/celebrities for a special round of golf. Complimentary drinks and food trucks will be provided throughout the course, and a full-course dinner will follow.
All proceeds will go to the axeALS Foundation which was founded by former College and Professional Football player Eric Stevens and his wife Amanda. Eric was diagnosed at only 29 years of age with this dreaded disease. The Foundation is a 501c3 non-profit public benefit corporation and donations are tax deductible.
Eric's story is an amazing one.
Teams will be paired with present and former NFL players such as Justin Herbert, Derwin James, Jamaal Charles, Matt Leinart, Cam Akers, Cody Kessler, Alex Mack, Jake Ryan, Cameron Dantzler, Josh Rosen, Dennis Pitta, Brian Robinson, Joe Schobert, Kyle Van Noy, Nate Boyer and Anthony Barr, Amen Ogbongbemiga, Keelan Doss, Nik Needham, and Tyron Smith.
Check-in and brunch will be at 9:30 am with a shotgun start at 11:30 am. Lunch will be served on the course at 12:30 pm.
Money is Needed to “Axe” ALS:
ALS is also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease and stands for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis. ALS is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord. It slowly takes away one's ability to walk, speak, write, swallow, or breathe. It progresses differently in each person and there is no cure.
In their fight with ALS, Eric and Amanda realized that money was desperately needed for research and everyday living expenses for so many battling ALS. Many families go bankrupt or just don't get the items they need to help with everyday struggles due to the extreme expenses.
With the support, enthusiasm and passion of so many kind people and organizations, this foundation is sure to make a huge difference and bring hope in the fight against ALS changing many lives along the way.