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Locals sink win for HD cure


REGION — A group from Carlsbad were part of the winning team at the 13th annual Shoot to Cure HD, which raised more than $47,000 for the San Diego Chapter of Huntington’s Disease Society of America.

The event is a speed free throw shooting competition plus food and beverage. The festival drew 36 teams to the event June 15 in a private airplane hangar at Landmark Aviation.

George Essig, president of HDSA San Diego, said proceeds from the shoot will help fund ongoing research and education toward finding a cure, and provide support services for those living with Huntington’s disease.

HD is a fatal genetic brain disorder that causes the deterioration of all mental and physical capabilities, and affects tens of thousands of Americans each year. The goal of the Shoot to Cure HD and other public events is to honor those living with HD, as well as those who are making a difference in the mission to find a cure.

The winning team, Nothin’ But Net, included players Zack Jones of Scripps Ranch; Dom Madden, Nick Madden, Mike Madden and Nils Madden of Carlsbad; and George Essig of Poway.


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