George “Sonny” Williams Memorial Endowment Fund
Purpose: The purpose of the endowment fund is to support ALS patient services, with particular focus on the needs of family caregivers. The goal is to grow the Endowment Fund to the point where the interest will fund the operations of the ALS Society of BC.
Donors: The Annual ALS Memorial Golf Tournament, George James Williams (Hereinafter "the Williams family") and Williams Moving and Logistics Group employees and affiliates.
George “Sonny” Williams
George "Sonny" Williams died on January 30, 1996. The game of golf, and the entire province, lost a true friend. Mr. Williams, the well-respected owner of Williams Moving & Storage, dealt with the debilitating effects of ALS for over 6 years before succumbing to it. Mr. Williams left his mark on many aspects of BC golf and business. He had been adamant in his pursuit of integrity for the moving industry. He was one of the first principal patrons for the BC Golf Museum. To add to his other contributions, Mr. Williams was credited as single handedly saving the BC Open from a sure demise in 1982. In 1988 George Williams was named a CPGA honorary director for his contributions.
The George "Sonny" Williams Endowment Fund was created in 2003 to support caregivers of people living with ALS in BC. In 2005 his son Jim Williams requested 25 % of the ALS Golf Tournament proceeds (NET) be allocated to the Endowment Fund. The balance of the funds raised was donated to the ALS Society of BC. Commencing 2006 and onwards the amount allocated to the Endowment Fund will be 30% of the ALS Golf Tournament (NET), with the balance to ALS Society of BC patient services.