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BENEFIT Golf outing to be held at Avalon Lakes



Published: Sun, July 14, 2002 @ 12:00 a.m.



The event will be in the form of a four-person scramble.

HOWLAND -- Area golfers have an opportunity to participate in the Mahoning Valley American Cancer Society's prestigious Tri-County Golf Classic to be held Aug. 12 at Avalon Lakes Golf Course.

The four-person scramble will get under way at 10 a.m. with registration, putting and chipping contests, and a power golf show. Lunch will be served at 11:15 a.m., and players will tee off at 12:30 p.m.

After the teams complete the 18 holes of golf, a longest-drive contest will be held with Ben Witter, a cancer survivor and long-drive champion.

Dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m., and there will be a silent auction featuring items such as autographed sports memorabilia, a concert and limousine ride, and a trip to Palm Springs, Calif.

The cost is $5,000 per team and includes valet parking, access to the club facilities and beverages.

Each player will receive a pair of golf shoes, a golf shirt and sweater vest, and also will receive a dozen roses and bottle of wine to take home.

Winners from each division may advance to the American Cancer Society State Tournament Sept. 7-9 at Firestone Country Club in Akron. State tournament winners will then go to the national tournament Oct. 25-26 at PGA National in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.

Patricia Rose, of the Better Business Bureau and a cancer survivor, has been chosen as this year's honoree, and Wayland Russell of Rainbow Rentals is the honorary chairman.

In charge

Title sponsor is United Community Financial Corp. Greg Smith of Compco Industries is the 2002 chairman, and serving as vice chairmen are Ray Briya, MS Consultants Inc.; John Moliterno, Allegra Print & amp; Imaging; Marie Scott, Nemenz Food Stores; and Joe Thomas, Golf Headquarters.

For more information call the cancer society at (330) 533-0546 or toll free at (888) 227-6446.




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