|Maeve Lawruk and her dad Dan Lawruk (CPHS Golf Tournament Chairman and Honorary CPHS Board Member) show off two “residents” at the Central Pennsylvania Humane Society shelter.|
Golfers from around the region are being invited to take part in the eleventh annual golf tournament on Wednesday, September 10 at Scotch Valley Country Club to benefit homeless animals at the Central Pennsylvania Humane Society.
“We are particularly grateful to Dan Lawruk who established this great fundraiser eleven years ago and has stuck with it, constantly improving it and making it fun as well as challenging,” said Debbie Pierce, CPHS Director of Marketing. “We also thank the many familiar golfers who have come out year after year to support us and test their skills on the links.”
Again this year, a skillful (or lucky) golfer may be taking home a brand new car if they’re able to score a hole-in-one during play. And….golfers will be “rubbing elbows” with some local celebrities at the same time.
“Once again we’ve assembled a ‘Media All-Star’ team to compete,” said Pierce, “which will feature WTAJ-TV Chief Meteorologist Joe Murgo, WJAC-TV Anchorman Marty Radovanic, and Altoona Curve General Manager, Todd Parnell.”
Tournament organizer Dan Lawruk says fees for the event include golf and a cart, refreshments on the course, lunch, an awards banquet with hors d’oeuvres, locker room facilities, a long drive prize, closest to the pin prize and a putting contest. In addition, the event will offer many door prizes.
Major sponsors of the benefit outing include M & T Bank, Subway, Equity Concepts North, Ward Corp. of PA, and S&T Bank with dozens of other area businesses contributing.
The cost is $440 entry fees for a 4-person team. Individuals can sign up for $110. Tee sponsorships are $100 and greens can be sponsored for just $75 and are still available to local businesses and individuals. For $25, non-participants can attend the awards ceremonies with hors d’oeuvres.
The event will begin with a shotgun start at 12:30 and a scramble format.
Last year’s event drew over 20 teams who competed in the event which raised about $10,000 to help the homeless animals at the Central Pennsylvania Humane Society (1837 E. Pleasant Valley Blvd., Altoona).
For more information on playing or to become a sponsor, contact Dan Lawruk at 944-3549 or Debbie Pierce at: 942-2477.