Sat. Jun 15th, 2024

The Eighth Annual Dick Dutrow Golf Tournament, sponsored by the Tyrone Kiwanis Club, was held at the Sinking Valley Country Club, Friday, May 11.
There were 87 golfers who participated, along with 11 Kiwanians. The event proved to be highly successful.
The club cleared over $4,000 which will be used to support the many Kiwanis projects, most of which are local and benefit children and youth.
“We were successful in large part due to the ‘corporate sponsorship’ of Albemarle. They had 20 golfers participate, ran a sponsor contest, and provided a substantial monetary contribution to the tournament,” Kiwanis members said in a press release. “The Family Clothesline also sponsored a team and presented a generous contribution, as well as Wal-Mart of Huntingdon. Ferguson Pest Control provided complimentary hats to all the golfers as well.”
The club would like to thank all the hole sponsors who participated, including: Bullpen, Jeff Long, Bresslers Sports, Rep. Jerry Stern, Renovators, Searer Funeral Home, Derman Funeral Home, Feller Funeral Home, Smith Transport, PPG Industries, Kelly Wike State Farm Insurance, Campbell and Pine, Senator John Eichelberger; Stiffler, McGraw and Associates; Reliance Bank; Fred B. Miller, Magisterial District Judge; Tyrone Veterinary Associates, Drayer Physical Therapy, Town and Country Animal Hospital, Seven Points Bait and Grocery, Cumming Motors, Stapleton Nationwide Insurance, Gardners Candies and Healthy Alternatives.
Kiwanis member Pete Dutrow, one of Dick’s sons, once again chaired the annual event, which is held annually to raise funds for the Kiwanis Club’s various projects. Most of these projects 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, Special Olympics, Tyrone Library, Salvation Army and various athletic teams. The club also supports the Tyrone Area School District’s “Terrific Kids”, Builders Club and Key Club programs. Annually, the club provides several scholarships.
In addition, Kiwanians volunteer at Epworth Manor, Tyrone Area Food Bank, the Salvation Army and History Museum.
Through the Pennsylvania District Kiwanis, the local club also provides support for orphanages in Jamaica and Bulgaria.
“This golf tournament quickly became an important part of our Kiwanis year,” Dutrow said in a previous article, “not only because our generous sponsors and golfers provide much-needed funds for our annual budget, but also because it gives all the golfers and Kiwanians a wonderful day of golf and fellowship.”

By Rick