Golf tournament to support Parkinson's disease research

Golf lovers can tee off for a good cause Oct. 20 at the Dr. Sol and Miriam Rogers Memorial Golf Tourney in Beaumont. All proceeds from the event will go to the Parkinson's Research Endowment Fund at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston.

"Almost 2 million people have to deal with this disease each day, and in the 10 years I have had it, I have seen what it can do to a person's life," said former Beaumont mayor, and tournament organizer, Maury Meyers. "My hope is that this tournament can raise funds to help find a cure and the cause of this terrible disease."

The Parkinson's Disease Center launched a fund-raising campaign in 1999 to establish a $10 million Parkinson's Research Endowment Fund to foster research and training. Dr. Joseph Jankovic, Center director and professor of neurology at Baylor, will caddy for his wife, Cathy, and son, Zach, both participants in the tournament.

The event will be held at the Beaumont Country club, 5355 Pine St., in Beaumont. Play format will be a four-person scramble, with two flights competing. The open division will be for players of all ages and the senior division is for players 65 years of age or older. Entry fee is $125. Prizes include a 2003 Ford Explorer.

Spaces are still available for individual players. For more information contact Maury Meyers at 409-866-4120 or MAURARL@aol.com.