Local Arlington, VA bookshop participates in The George Vinall ALS Foundation annual golf tournament and hosts fundraiser.
Online PR News – 25-September-2011 – – Arlington, VA – One More Page Books, a local independent bookstore in Arlington, VA, will participate in The George Vinall ALS Foundation’s (GVALS) fourth annual golf tournament on Monday, September 26, 2011, at Bethesda Country Club, 7601 Bradley Blvd, Bethesda, MD 20817. A portion of the proceeds from the tournament and reception will benefit the DC/MD/VA Chapter of the ALS Association.
The GVALS golf tournament is held in memory of George Vinall, a close friend of One More Page owner Eileen McGervey, who succumbed to ALS in October 2006. Vinall was father to four daughters and was an avid sailor and family man. GVALS is organized and run by friends of Vinall. The Foundation is dedicated to raising money to fight Lou Gehrig’s, increase awareness of the disease, and help find a cure for ALS. To date, the Foundation has raised over a quarter-million dollars. Those interested in participating or sponsoring this year’s golf tournament and reception can register on www.GVALS.org.
Registration and lunch for golfers will begin at 11 am followed by a 12 pm shotgun start. A reception and dinner will begin at 6 pm. Guests are welcome to participate in the golf tournament or just attend the reception. The reception includes dinner, dancing, silent auction, prizes and raffle.
Silent auction items include a range of sports related memorabilia, such as a hand signed Tom Watson Sand Wedge donated by Tom himself, a Capitals puck signed by Defenseman Mike Green, tickets for Baltimore Ravens vs Arizona Cardinals Game, Oscar De La Hoya Signed Boxing glove and Lou Gehrig #4 NY Yankees Jersey – MLB Baseball Cooperstown Collection (1839 to 1939 patch).
ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease, is a fatal disease that leads to the inability of people living with ALS (PALS) to speak, move, and eventually breathe on their own. The incidence of ALS is five times higher than Huntington’s disease and about equal to that of multiple sclerosis.
Donations from the tournament are funneled immediately into ALS research and programs that are used every day by PALS. The ALS Association – DC/MD/VA Chapter provides services and support free of charge to over 510 patients within the region. These services include assistive technology devices, social worker visits, medical equipment loan closet, transportation grants, respite care grants and many other services.
One More Page Books also recently hosted a wine and chocolate tasting fundraiser to benefit The George Vinall ALS Foundation. “George was such an inspiration to me – and to everyone who knew him,” says McGervey. “I’m grateful the store can provide a venue for increasing awareness about this devastating illness.”
About One More Page Books
One More Page Books, a local independent bookshop, is located in The WestLee building at 2200 North Westmoreland Street in Arlington, VA, and carries more than 6,000 quality titles for adults and children, wine, chocolates, greeting cards and featured art products by local artists. Operating hours are from 10 am – 8 pm on Monday through Saturday and from 12 noon – 5 pm on Sunday. More information can be found on the store’s website, www.onemorepagebooks.com, as well as on Twitter and Facebook.