Saturday, October 3, 2015

Annie Oakley Golf Tournament raises $16,500 for Cancer Association of Darke County

1st place Low Net Score Division Winners – Klockner Pentaplast (Team 13 A). From left to right are John Coppock, Aaron Deubner, Todd Geyer and Larry Varvel.
1st place Low Gross Score Division Winners – Greenville Federal (Team 5 A).
From left to right are Jeff Baker, Tony Scott, Annalee Ryan and Brian Beam.
Results are in from the 34thAnnual Annie Oakley Golf Tournament held July 20, 2015 at the Turtle Creek Golf Course. The tournament raised $16,500 to present to the Cancer Association of Darke County.

The golf committee would like to thank the 100 golfers who participated in this event. When the last golfer finished the course, Greenville Federal (Team 5 A) claimed winner in the low gross score division. The winning team consisted of: Jeff Baker, Tony Scott, Annalee Ryan and Brian Beam.
First place in the low net score division was Klockner Pentaplast (Team 13 A). The winners on that team were John Coppock, Aaron Deubner, Todd Geyer and Larry Varvel.

A special thanks also goes to the sponsors: Second National Bank, Greenville National Bank, Greenville Federal and lunch sponsor, Premier Health.

The annual tournament banquet was held in the Turtle Creek Golf Course dining room where 131 golfers and their guests were served dinner and special golf prizes were awarded.

Jack Sloat emceed the program and the highlight of the evening was the special guest, Janet Ashworth, a local cancer survivor who shared her inspirational story with those in attendance for the tournament banquet. Janet shared her story about her battle with cancer and how it affected her health, faith and family. She also expressed her appreciation of the help and support from the local Cancer Association.

Ed Curry, chairman on the committee stated that the goal of the tournament is two-fold: To raise money for the Cancer Association and also to raise awareness of the association and their services to Darke County cancer patients. The tournament for 2016 will be held on July 25 at Turtle Creek Golf Course.

$16,500 in proceeds from the Annie Oakley Golf Tournament was presented to the local and independent Cancer Association of Darke County. The Cancer Association gives various types of aid to Darke County residents with a diagnosis of cancer. These benefits include medication reimbursement, nutritional supplements, medical supplies and transportation reimbursement and other helps as well. Christine, Executive Director of the cancer association, states that the organization appreciates the hard work and dedication that the Annie Oakley Golf Committee puts in to the yearly tournament. “Local cancer patients have been greatly helped in several ways because of the dedication and generosity of people like this in the Darke County area.”

Any Darke County resident who has cancer is encouraged to call the cancer office and speak with the director or leave a message if the line is busy. The office number is 937-548-9960.

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