Geoffrey Luker Drive for Life Golf Tournament

Published Mon Jul 24

On June 2, 2023, the Orlando community came together at Twin Rivers Golf Course for a meaningful event—the third annual Geoffrey Luker Drive for Life Golf Tournament. This tournament was held to raise funds for ALS, a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects the nerve cells responsible for voluntary muscle movements, eventually leading to muscle weakness, coordination difficulties, and paralysis.

Hole number 12 of the tournament was sponsored by LRES Property Management and Luker and Co., who added a twist to the event. Embracing a vibrant Mexico theme, golfers were treated to refreshing margaritas and donned sombreros as they made their way through the hole. In a bid to further support the cause, participants had the option to pay $10 and utilize an automatic golf club designed for individuals who can no longer swing a club conventionally.

After the course was played, participants gathered in the clubhouse for food during the silent auctions. There were many items auctioned off, some of which were a Yuengling golf bag, Jordan’s basketball shoes, a keyboard, an electric fire pit, gift cards, and gift baskets that were donated by businesses in the area.

“Geoff was an amazing mentor of mine growing up,” says Steve Luppert, a close friend of the Luker Family. “I’ve known him and the Luker family since I was 12 years old. He helped shape me into the person I am today.”

The success of this tournament was not solely measured in dollars raised but in the collective effort to raise awareness about ALS. Attendees of the tournament created a lasting impact on the lives of individuals and families affected by ALS.

Events like these serve as reminders of the power of community and the ability to bring about positive change. The support and dedication shown by sponsors, participants, and volunteers on exemplifying the commitment to finding a cure for ALS and improving the lives of those living with this challenging disease.

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