- $50,000Our Goal
- 14Days Left
Michigan Hockey and Golf Letterwinners Unite for Scott Matzka.
On June 13, Kevin Hinton, Kevin Magnuson, Sean Peach, Mike Affeldt & Jason Anderson will be getting together for "Golf's Longest Day" to raise money for Scott's battle with ALS.
We will be playing from Sun Up to Sun Down and would really appreciate your support. Please make a flat donation on the right or if you prefer to sponsor us per hole, enter your info in the "Pledge Per Hole" section and we will circle back with you with a total after we finish.
Funds raised for Scott will go towards 3 main purposes:
- A handicapped van and power wheel chair. Approximately $50k out of pocket.
- A full time health aide is about $175k per year and we are trying to raise 3 years of in-home care.
- A start towards a college fund for Scott's children. Approximately $50k per child.
To learn more about Scott and his battle against ALS please check out his TedxUofM talk here.
About ScottScott Matzka is a 38 year old father of two that was diagnosed with ALS September of 2015.
As a professional athlete, Scott has spent a lifetime paying close attention to his body and the signals it sends him. So he took notice in the summer of 2014 when he began to experience stiffening in his fingers, cramping and eventually muscle twitches and tremors.
After a referral to the University of Michigan and further tests, doctors diagnosed Scott with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), a rapidly progressive, invariably fatal neurological disease that attacks the nerve (neurons) responsible for controlling voluntary muscles. Unable to function, the muscles gradually weaken and waste away (atrophy). Eventually, the ability of the brain to start and control voluntary movement is lost. Most people with ALS die due to respiratory failure, typically within three to five years from the onset of symptoms. The cause of ALS is unknown and there is no cure.
No turns matter more than the ones we take for those in need. Too often our gifts go to places we will never visit. Benefit people we will never meet.
This turn is different. These needs have names and faces and dreams. They have eyes that tell us so much more than their voices. So take the turn that matters. Support the Matzka family.