Becky Sheetz Memorial Golf Tournament set for Aug. 18

The Altoona Sunrise Rotary Club will hold the 21st annual Becky Sheetz Memorial Golf Tournament on Aug. 18 at Park Hills Country Club, Altoona.

Proceeds from the tournament will benefit the Special Olympics of Blair County, The Arc of Blair County and the Rotary Club of Altoona Sunrise Foundation.

Becky Sheetz was a strong advocate for people with disabilities until her untimely death from breast cancer at the age of 38. The Becky Sheetz Recreation Center was named in her honor and now houses The Arc of Blair County and serves individuals with developmental disabilities.

Special Olympics provides training and athletic competition in a variety of sports for children and adults with disabilities while the mission of The Arc is to enhance the quality of life for children and adults and their families through education, advocacy, support and socialization.

The Rotary Club of Altoona Sunrise Foundation provides services and support to local and international communities.

Registration for this year’s tournament is $100 per golfer, which includes golf and lunch. Golfers have the option of teeing off at 8 a.m. or 1:30 p.m. A variety of awards will be up for grabs, and golfers have the chance to win great prizes, including a vehicle, valued up to $25,000, courtesy of Blue Knob Auto for a hole- in-one.

The 21st annual Becky Sheetz Memorial Golf Tournament is being sponsored by many area businesses, including platinum sponsors 84 Lumber, Highmark Blue Cross/Blue Shield, M&T Bank, Pepsi and Sheetz Corp.

Corporate sponsors include Allegheny Trucks, ARM EnerTech Associates, Bolger Brothers, Dr. David and Colleen Montrella, EB Endres Millwork & Cabinetry, Fiore True Value and Rental, First Energy Foundation, GES Inc., Highland Tank, Newborn Enterprises, Reliance Bank, S&T Bank and UPMC Altoona.

Course sponsors are Altoona Pipe & Steel, Altoona Mirror, ARC Federal Credit Union, Environmental Products & Services Inc., EnviroTrac, Keller Engineers Inc., Penn Crest Bank, Penn State Altoona, ServPro of Altoona, Talk Radio WRNR and Ward Transport & Logistics.

ReMax Realty will sponsor the putting contest, and MVI Field Services will sponsor the beverage carts.

Pittsburgh Pirates alumni attending will include Grant Jackson, Kent Tekulve and Ken Macha.

The Altoona Sunrise Rotary Club would like to thank all of these businesses and individuals for their support.

For golfer or sponsorship registration, call Eric Miller at 207-0919 or visit www.beckysheetzgolf.com.