Operation Our Town hosts two golf events

Courtesy photos Students participating in the fourth annual Tee Off Against Drugs Student Golf Tournament on Sept. 18 at Park Hills Golf Club, Altoona, are shown above. Below are some of the participants in the fifth annual golf tournament on Sept. 19 at Park Hills.

Tournaments raise money, awareness for prevention of drug use

Operation Our Town held its fourth annual Tee Off Against Drugs Student Golf Tournament on Sept. 18 at Park Hills Golf Club, Altoona.

A total of 136 students from 18 school districts participated.

The winning teams each received a $2,500 grant for their schools. They were Forest Hills (winning girls team) and Bishop McCort (winning boys team).

The $2,500 grant is to be used toward a new or current school program aimed at the education and prevention of drug use.

Operation Our Town held its fifth annual golf tournament on Sept. 19 at Park Hills Golf Club.

More than $92,000 was raised to fund law enforcement and prevention programs in Blair County.

The winning teams were:

First place — John Ventura, Matt Neumeyer, Harry Benjamin and Darryl Owens.

Second place — Richard Endres, Matt Willinsky, Jason Boyer and Martin Kyper.

Third place — Richard Fiore Jr., Todd Homan, Doug Meyers and Jason Link.

Jim Kinley was the morning session’s $5,000 putting contest winner, and Greg Geishauser was the afternoon session’s $5,000 putting contest winner.

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