Becky Sheetz golf event Thursday

Courtesy photo Planning for the 24th annual Becky Sheetz Memorial Golf Tournament are (from left): first row — Steve Sheetz, Sheetz; Phil Freeman, Reliance Bank; Doug Sloey, Encompass; Bev Green, FirstEnergy Foundation; Sara Fiore-Gunnett, Leonard S. Fiore; Tim Koch, Pepsi; Megan Foster, High Mark Blue Cross Blue Shield; and Alauna Feathers, The Arc of Blair County; back row — Eric Miller and Steve Dalecki, golf committee co-chairmen; Darren Hritz and Pat Garrison, 84 Lumber; and Tim Balconi, UPMC Altoona.

The Altoona Sunrise Rotary Club will hold its 24th annual Becky Sheetz Memorial Golf Tournament on Thursday at Park Hills Country Club, Altoona.

Proceeds from the event will benefit 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.

Opportunity to bid on a silent auction of sports memorabilia will also be offered.

The tournament is being sponsored by many area businesses.

Platinum sponsors are 84 Lumber, Highmark Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Leonard S. Fiore, M&T Bank, Pepsi, Sheetz Corp. and The Sheetz Family.

Corporate sponsors include Bolger Brothers, Dr. David and Colleen Montrella, FirstEnergy Foundation, Encompass Health of Altoona, Lee Industries, Nemacolin Woodlands Resort, Reliance Bank and UPMC Altoona.

Course sponsors are the Allegheny Club of Hollidaysburg, Altoona Mirror, Altoona Pipe & Steel, ARC Federal Credit Union, The EADS Group, Hollidaysburg American Legion, Kooman and Associates, Lion Country Lodging and Wagner and Finn Law Office.

ReMax will sponsor the putting contest.

Pittsburgh Pirates alumni attending include Kent Tekulve and Ken Macha.

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

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