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7th Annual MOFF Golf Tournament

The weather was gorgeous out at Cypress Ridge Golf Course on October 5, 2019. Teams traveled from California and Arizona to support ALS patient care and research. Together we raised $114,680.00!! The VIP guests at the tournament were: Fred Fisher (President and CEO of The ALSA Golden West Chapter), Cherryl Goldstein (VP of Development for the ALSA Golden West Chapter), and Dr. Justin Ichida (USC Professor of Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine).

Results:

1st Place: Manny Silva, Brian Ball, Jon Pollock, Paul D’Ambra; Score: 55

2nd Place: Jim Orradre, Stephen Orradre, Duke Green, Bob Riddle; Score: 56

3rd Place: Nigel Whitehead, Josh Compton, Bill Compton, Will Sinclair; Score: 57

Hackers: Jerry Casey, Jennifer Taylor, Kyle Hooks, Kevin Voorhees; Score: 80

Closest to the pin (women): Karen Crawfis – 18ft

Closest to the pin (men): John Ronca – 9ft

Longest drive (women): Terri Garcia

Longest drive (men): Cliff Contreras

 

Awards Ceremony Speakers

We were honored to have Fred Fisher (left) discuss the impact of the MOFF Fund on patient care services on the Central Coast of CA.

Dr. Justin Ichida (right) discussed the ALS stem cell work his lab at the USC Keck School of Medicine has been conducting. The Ichida lab was the recipient of the ALS Research Grant Sponsorship ($10,000.00). The ALS Research Grant Donor was the Larry Fernandez Family. Read more about this transaction here

Thank You Volunteers! Your positive energy and helpfulness made this event possible.

Click here to view the MOFF Golf Tournament top sponsors!

MOFF x ALS Cure Project

The Martha Olson-Fernandez Foundation is proud to be in collaboration with the ALS Cure Project. The ALS Cure Project is run by Mike Piscotty who lost his wife, Gretchen Piscotty, to ALS in 2018. The Project is comprised of an executive council, a research counsel, and a business council. Natalie Fernandez, CFO at MOFF, sits on the business council. Read more about the ALS Cure Project’s vision and their $1 Billion grand prize here.

Mike Piscotty’s son, Stephen Piscotty plays for the Oakland A’s. The Piscotty family was featured in an ESPN Sports Center video when Gretchen passed away.