Operation Our Town holds golf tournaments

Operation Our Town held its sixth annual golf tournament Sept. 18 and its fifth annual Tee Off Against Drugs student golf tournament Oct. 8, both at Park Hills Golf Club.

In the Sept. 18 event, more than $129,000 was raised to fund law enforcement and prevention programs in Blair County.

Front 9 winners were Darryl Owens, Matt Neumeyer, Harry Benjamin and John Ventura, first-place team; and Pat Miles, Dick Scholton, Matt Gieg and Mike Gieg, second-place team.

Back 9 winners were Doug Meyers, Chuck Meyers, Chris Nelson and Paul Randazzo, first-place team; and Mike Lester, Darrell Jones, Mike Cottle and Mike Savastio, second-place team.

Overall Closest to the Pin winner was Ed Moffett.

In the Oct. 8 event, a total of 108 students from 17 school districts in Blair and surrounding counties participated in the student tournament. The schools included Altoona, Bedford, Bishop Guilfoyle, Bishop McCort, Central, Central Cambria, Chestnut Ridge, Conemaugh Township, Everett, Forest Hills, Hollidaysburg, Kiski, Mount Union, Penn Cambria, Philipsburg, Richland and Tyrone.

The winning teams that received a $2,500 grant to be used toward a new or current school program aimed at the education and prevention of drug use are:

The winning girls team was Central Cambria, and the winning boys team was Tyrone.