Golf Classic For MDA Raised Over $32,000

The Muscular Dystrophy Association announced that the 11th Annual McDonald Oil/Summit Stores Golf Classic to benefit the children and adults affected by muscle disease in the LaGrange and surrounding areas was held on September 22nd at the Highland Country Club. The event raised over $32,000 and there were over 70 golfers in attendance.

“Thank you again, Tim Huff and McDonald Oil Company for hosting another outstanding golf tournament for MDA and the families we serve! We are so appreciative of all you do for these families, year after year”, said MDA Divisional Director, Bridgett Monroe. “They also participate in MDA’s National Shamrock campaign in February and March. Local residents can visit their Summit Stores and buy a Shamrock for $1 or $5 to help MDA families in Columbus and La-Grange”, reports Monroe.

The money raised helps provide services to patients with muscle diseases. It helps provide a summer camp for children ages 6-17, equipment maintenance, and support groups. The program also helps to support MDA’s worldwide research program and national network of 200 medical clinics, including the MDA Clinic at Emory and Scottish Rite in Atlanta, GA.

To learn more about the McDonald Oil Golf Tournament and other MDA fundraising programs, contact Bridgett Monroe, Divisional Director at 478471-9090 or or visit

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