ZANESVILLE, Ohio – The 2nd Annual ‘Golf for a Cause’ happened early Saturday morning.
The Zanesville Parkinson’s Group presents the ‘All Shook Up’ golf tournament that took place at Vista View Golf Course. Robert Swanson said their overall goal was to raise $10,000 making it $4,000 more than they raised in 2015.
"Currently right now as it stands we probably raised about $7,500 which we use the money for exercise equipment and help people around the community that come to our group. Also, we plan on donating back to Parkinson’s National Foundation in Columbus and that is used within the state," said Swanson.
18 teams participated in the 18 hole tournament, Swanson said of it wasn’t for the help from the community none of this would be possible.
"It’s proven that exercise is a great key to fight parkinson’s if you noticed Muhammad Ali died from Parkinson’s. But, we have the boxing too. We do our boxing and just to come out and see what we do helps you with stamina, it helps you all over, it just makes you feel good," said Swanson.
Proceeds will be used towards exercise equipment for the Parkinson’s Exercise Group.