RENO - Bishop Manogue golfer Erik Verhey is holding a Golf-A-Thon to raise money and awareness in the fight against Alzheimer's disease.
"Alzheimer's can effect anyone," said Verhey. "It's truly one of the most devastating diseases anyone can have."
It's a disease that really hits home in the Verhey family. His grandmother was diagnosed with Alzheimer's a few years ago.
"Our grandma forgets things about our lives. It's just devastating for any family. All those memories are taken away," added Verhey. "So I just want to do something to help out and to honor her."
Verhey will take the course at ArrowCreek on Thursday, June 19th. He plans to play from sun-up to sun-down, trying to squeeze in 72 holes. He's looking to raise $5,000 dollars through donations or a pledge of money for every hole he completes. All of the proceeds will go to benefit the Alzheimer's Association.
For more information, or to make a pledge, go to https://www.ajga.org/PIF/HomePages/indexHolesNew.asp?UID=172948