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MIGA Golf Classic set for Sept. 20

Sponsorship opportunities available for tournament

SUBMITTED PHOTO - Mike Adams, one of the founders of MIGA and the MIGA Golf Classic, helps a player line up his putt.

The sixth annual Shriners Hospital and MIGA (Mobility Impaired Golf Association) Golf Classic will be held Sept. 20 at Lake Oswego Public Golf Course, 12575 Stafford Road.

The tournament begins at 3 p.m. with a shotgun start.

Participants are children of special needs, including those served by Shriners Hospitals for Children, Children’s Cancer Association, United Cerebral Palsy, Doernbecher Children’s Hospital, Multiple Sclerosis Society of Oregon, Special Olympics, Down Syndrome Network Oregon and other organizations.

MIGA is a nonprofit organization that Casey Martin, Mike Adams and Derek Gemmet founded in 2006. The mission of the organization is to achieve measures of physical rehabilitation and positive mental health for children and young adults with special needs. The program includes private and group lessons, clinics and social events through the year which are free of charge.

“Any child or young adult with a disability is welcomed into our program which takes place at Lake Oswego Public Golf Course,” said Adams, a Professional Golfers’ Association of America instructor. “We are the only organization, nonprofit or other, who exclusively provides these opportunities for youth with disabilities in Oregon.”

Martin, a professional golfer, is currently the men’s head golf coach at the University of Oregon, and Gemmet is the first golfer with cerebral palsy to become a professional golfer.

To learn more about MIGA, the golf classic and sponsorship opportunities visit migolf.org or email Adams at migainfoor@gmail.com or call 971-404-4800.



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