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Golf Tourney Raises Funds for Guthrie Hospice

 

The team of Staci Covey, Steve Covey, Chris Covey and Fred Ripka, Jr. won the ninth annual Golf for Guthrie Hospice Tournament at Shepard Hills, Waverly, NY, on June 24.

The team sponsored by Matco Electric—Bruce Graves, Kevin Elliott, Mike Berry and Skip Duff—finished second. The team of Rusty Smith, Scott Welliver, Dave Sanders and Jack Benjamin finished third.

A special award was presented  to the team of Ed Jones, Dave Rosenbloom, Greg Soehner and Jay Blood for finishing in the middle of the 36-foursome field.

Valley Veterans No. 1—Marvin Stiger, Thomas Miller, Brian Simonovich and Joe Robins—were recognized as the last-place team.

Jim Briggs won the prize for closest to the pin on No. 16. Staci Covey and Lou Corl were closest to the pin winners on No. 7. Phil Beard and Randy Strait tied for closest to the line on No. 17.

Putting contests, hole-in-one competitions, 50/50 drawings, special raffles and skins were also offered during the tournament.

A live auction was held for the following items: a golf package including bag, putter, umbrella, towel, visor and shoe brush; a quartz Swiss watch; a one-hour reception for 10 at Hill Top Inn; an autographed Roy Halladay print and game-day picture; an autographed Roy Halladay baseball and an autographed Jose Contreras baseball was held.

Williams Auto Group was the title sponsor and Keck’s Food Service, Inc. was the Awards Luncheon sponsor.

Many local and regional businesses and individuals also supported the event.

When the final tabulation was complete, the tournament raised $32,329 for Guthrie Hospice and its end of life services for patients and families and bereavement services in the community.

To date, the tournament has raised over $252,000 for Guthrie Hospice since 2003.

Guthrie Hospice services are provided to all who request them, regardless of their ability to pay.

The mission of the tournament is to raise funds for Guthrie Hospice to enhance and support hospice programs and services, as well as offset the expenses related to caring for indigent patients.


  The team of Chris Covey, Steve Covey, Staci Covey and Fred Ripka, Jr. pictured from left, won the ninth annual Golf for Guthrie Hospice tournament at Shepard Hills in Waverly, NY, on June 24.    The team of Chris Covey, Steve Covey, Staci Covey and Fred Ripka, Jr. pictured from left, won the ninth annual Golf for Guthrie Hospice tournament at Shepard Hills in Waverly, NY, on June 24.  

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