The Altoona Sunrise Rotary Club will hold the 18th annual Becky Sheetz Memorial Golf Tournament on Aug. 22 at Iron Masters Country Club, Roaring Spring.
Proceeds from the tournament 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.
Planning for the 18th annual Becky Sheetz Memorial?Golf Tournament are (from left):?Jim Kuhn, Reliance Bank; Denny Dull, Reliance Bank; Randy Diviney, tournament chairman; Jonathin Totin, Pepsi; Scott Sherman, Bolger Brothers; Darren Hritz, 84 Lumber; Steve Dalecki, Rotary president; Greg Farabaugh, 84 Lumber; Larry Shontz, E.B. Endres Inc; Thad Will, M&T Bank; Hunter Malone, The Arc of Blair County; Rosemary Fama, The Arc of Blair County; Steve Sheetz, Sheetz Inc; Joyce Kunkle, Highmark Blue Cross/Blue Shield; Mike Weiss, Special Olympics; and Rayleen Harp, Special Olympics. Absent from the photo are Joe Raia, Rotary fundraising chairman, and sponsors Highland Tank, Lee Industries, Nemacolin Woodland Resorts, S&T Bank, EnerTech, Dave and Colleen Montrella and Brenner Enterprises.
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.
Celebrity golfers for the tournament include past Pittsburgh Pirates Grant Jackson, Rick Reuschel and Ken Macha.
A variety of awards will be up for grabs, and golfers will 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 tournament is being sponsored by many area businesses. Highmark Blue Cross/Blue Shield, M&T Bank, Pepsi, Sheetz Inc. and 84 Lumber are this year's platinum sponsors.
Corporate sponsors include ARM Ener-Tech Associates Inc., Bolger Brothers, Brenner Enterprises, Dr. David and Colleen Montrella, E.B. Endres, Highland Tank, Lee Industries, Nemacolin Woodlands Resort, Reliance Bank and S&T Bank.
Course sponsors are the Altoona Mirror, ARC Federal Credit Union, Blair Companies, Carnegie Equipment, Groundwater Environmental Services, Inc., Hollidaysburg American Legion, Keller Engineers, McGee Corp., New Pig Corp., Newborn Enterprises, Mountain Research and Penn State Altoona.
ReMax will sponsor the putting contest and MVI Field Services and ServePro of Altoona will sponsor the beverage carts.
The Altoona Sunrise Rotary Club would like to thank all of these businesses and individuals for their support.
For more information on the Becky Sheetz Memorial Golf Tournament, call Randy Diviney at 696-7430 or visit www.beckysheetzgolf.com.