TAMPA - The next few weeks will be a big time for the Tampa chapter of the ALS Association, which is dedicated to fighting Lou Gehrig's Disease.
The disease, from which Gehrig died two years after the end of his Hall of Fame baseball career, is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord.
Gary Dassatti, who lives in Cheval, is a volunteer and advocate for the Tampa chapter of the ALS association and has been working to defeat the paralyzing disease. For the past two years, he has been traveling to Washington, D.C., for the annual ALS Conference and is bringing the message back to Tampa this year.
The group's next event will be a golf outing at Cheval Golf Club on July 15. There will be a 9 a.m. shotgun start with lunch and awards following. There is a $75 fee per player and foursomes can play for $300. There will be three divisions: men, women and mixed with at least two women. It includes lunch, tee gifts, range balls and prizes.
For information, contact Gary Dassatti at (413) 530-6523.