There are overwhelming purposes for the fifth annual Alexa Brown Memorial outing Saturday at Sleepy Hollow.
First, and foremost, it is a way to never let anyone forget how overlooked childhood cancer is by the federal government and the general public — unless it hits the family.
Also, the event is to build funds for an ongoing scholarship to be offered for the first time to a worthy classmate when Alexa’s class graduates from Clyde High School in 2016.
Her brave battle with brain cancer started when she was 8 years old. She was the epitome of strength and good nature during her three year ordeal, although she hated what she called “stupid cancer”
There is an 8 a.m. shotgun start for the field of four-person teams which has no handicap limit.
The entry fee is $65 per player and includes a meal after play and an opportunity to be rewarded for a hole-in-one on a specified hole, sponsored by Steinle Chevrolet Buick of Clyde.
Two raffles are also on the agenda, one for a weekend in Chicago for two people and the other for a six-person sailboat ride on Lake Erie with food/ drink included. Both are sponsored by the Thompson/Williams Group at Merrill Lynch.
Proceeds go to Alexa’s Butterflies of Hope, a local 501C(3) charity offering financial support to local families with children afflicted with cancer.
For more information, call Sleepy Hollow at 419-547-0770.
Brad Rudolph Scramble
There were 20 teams in the second annual Brad Rudolph Memorial Scholarship scramble Saturday at Woussickett.
The event is designed to benefit the memorial scholarship in his name for a graduating Margaretta senior and the sixth-grade Margaretta DARE and Operation StreetSmart programs.
“A heartfelt thanks from our family to everyone who participated and donated, and particularly to the golf course for their assistance and support in organizing and coordinating the event. Due to the generosity of the participant and sponsors, the scholarship fund and the Operation StreetSmart programming are fully funded for the 2014-15 academic year” said a member of the Rudolph family.
The winning team of Brett Kuns, Bryan Kuns, Derek Kuns and Jeff Schmid fired a sparkling 14-under-par 56, five shots ahead of the runner-up team of Adam Rice, Matt Zahel, Jed Cullen and Tim Coffman.
In third place, at eight-under 62, was the team of Scott Rudolph, Doug Tommas, Trent Nissen and Jason Haughawout.
Various hole prizes were also awarded. Longest putt — Gary Pooch (1), Graham Bluhm (4 and 18), Bryan Kuns (9), Toby Miller (11), Jason Haughawout (13), Tim Coffman (15) and Doug Tommas (16). Closest to the pin — Andrea Carter (2), Brett Kuns (5), Derek Kuns (7), Bryan Kuns (8), Jed Cullen (10) and Jeff Schmid (17). Closest to the tree on No. 3 — Jennifer Moore. Longest drives on No. 6 — Dave Palin (male) and Roz Orticari (female). Longest drives on 14 — Adam Rice (male) and Andrea Carter (female).
Huron Donut Shop Open
The sixth annual Huron Donut Shop Open was held recently at Mills Creek with 13 teams in the field. The winning entry was comprised of Sticks Gioffre, Paul Colburn and Jim Perkins with a three-under-par 33.
The Donut Shop provided a continental breakfast and lunch.