Thwacking Balls at MS

If you love golf as much as you hate multiple sclerosis, then you should participate in the Longest Day of Golf. From July through September 2009, area golfers have the opportunity to play as many holes as they would like in one day (without paying greens fees) and raise money to bring us closer to a world free of MS by collecting pledges. Golf courses throughout the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area generously donate these days of play.

Participants register for the event in foursomes and choose courses and dates (typically weekdays) they would like to golf. The National MS Society schedules tee times on a first-come, first-serve basis, so golfers are encouraged to register early. Participants who raised $1,000 or more in last year’s event became members of the “$1,000 Club” and earned the privilege to register and select their course choices for this year’s event before the general public. The $25 registration fee is applied to the golfer’s $125 fundraising minimum.

A prize structure based on amount raised serves as incentive and reward, challenging participants to collect more money to help end multiple sclerosis. The program concludes with a kickoff golf outing in the spring to recognize top fundraisers and share stories from the fairways.

Register online at

If you need any additional information, please feel free to contact Nancy Wlodarski at 202-296-5363, option 2.

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