Fifth annual Dick Dutrow Memorial Golf Tournament fast approaching

The Kiwanis Club of Tyrone has scheduled its fifth annual Dick Dutrow Memorial Golf Tournament for Friday, May 14, with a shotgun start of 11 a.m., at the Sinking Valley Country Club.
Prizes, trophies, refreshments and a buffet dinner are included, along with a chance to win a new car for a hole-in-one.
Members of the Tyrone Kiwanis Club have been working hard the last few months to make this year’s golf tournament a success.
Tyrone Kiwanis member Pete Dutrow, one of Dick’s sons, is once again chairing the annual event.
Golfers are still being accepted for the tournament that is fast approaching. Sponsorship letters have been mailed out to local businesses and industries, along with numerous individuals.
However, if an individual or group is interested in signing up for the tournament, there is still time.
“We are urging area golfers to take part, either with a foursome or individually. We will put teams together if necessary,” added Dutrow.
The golf tournament is held to raise funds for the Kiwanis Club’s various service projects throughout the year, most of which center on the Kiwanis International theme of “Service Children of the World.”
Most of the Tyrone Kiwanis funds are used to support local projects such as smoke detectors for newborns, support of various area athletic teams, Special Olympics, Tyrone Area YMCA, Tyrone Area Salvation Army and Tyrone School District’s ‘Terrific Kids’, Builders Club and Key Club programs.
Also, the Tyrone Kiwanis Club provides scholarships to area students annually.
Members of Tyrone Kiwanis also spend countless hours involved in the community, volunteering at Epworth Manor, the Tyrone Area Food Bank, the Tyrone Area Salvation Army, and the Tyrone Area YMCA, just to name a few.
Through the Pennsylvania District Kiwanis, the local club provides support for orphanages in Jamaica and Bulgaria as well.
“This golf tournament quickly became an important part of our Kiwanis year, not only because our generous sponsors and golfers provided much needed funds for our annual budget, but also because it gave all the golfers and Kiwanians a wonderful day of golf and fellowship,” said Dutrow.
For more information on the golf tournament, contact Dutrow or any Tyrone Kiwanis member.
In other Tyrone Kiwanis news, club members have scheduled a pancake breakfast for Saturday, April 17 from 6-11 a.m. at the Tyrone Social Center. The public is invited to attend, and tickets are $4 for adults and $2 for children under 12 years of age.
Proceeds from the pancake breakfast will go towards scholarships for area youth.
Also, members of the Tyrone Kiwanis Club meet every Tuesday, beginning at 7 a.m. at LaScalia’s Restaurant.
The public is always welcome to attend.