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Valley REC to hold eighth annual golf tournament June 27

Golf clubs in a golf bag on a golf courseValley Rural Electric Cooperative will host its eighth annual benefit golf tournament Thursday, June 27 at the Huntingdon Country Club, 10305 Raystown Road, Huntingdon. Organized by Valley REC's Health and Wellness Committee, which has raised more than $150,000 for charities since 2010, the outing will benefit two area residents, Sawyer Werner and Heather Irvin.

Photo of the Werner familySix-year-old Sawyer Werner of Cass Township, Huntingdon County, was diagnosed with Wilms tumor, a kidney cancer, in February 2018, when he was midway through kindergarten. Since then he has been undergoing chemotherapy and radiation treatments at UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh. Sawyer, the son of Glenn and Megan Werner, has also received multiple blood transfusions.

The Werner family (from left): Eliza, Megan, Sawyer, Millie, and Glenn. Photo by Doug Roles

Photo of the Irvin familyHeather Irvin and her husband, Wayne, reside in Oneida Township, Huntingdon County, with their five children - Reagan, Kyara, Bentley, Ryker and Brianna. In August 2018, Heather was informed she had leukemia. Heather’s fight against the disease has included chemotherapy treatments and multiple bone marrow biopsies at UPMC Shadyside hospital in Pittsburgh.

The Irvin family (from left): front - Bently, Wayne, and Ryker; rear - Kyara, Reagen, Brianna, and Heather. Photo submitted by the family

The four-player scramble will feature morning and afternoon flights. Registration for the morning flight will start at 7 a.m. with tee-off at 8 a.m. Registration for the afternoon flight will start at 11:30 a.m. with tee-off at 1 p.m. A putting contest will take place all day. Lunch will be provided from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., and a buffet dinner will start at 5:30 p.m.

The registration fee is $100 per player, which includes 18 holes of golf, cart, lunch, dinner, entry into all events, and various prizes.

To help properly plan for this event, please pre-register by calling Travis Kuhstos at 814-506-1652 or toll-free at 800-432-0680. To pre-register by mail or e-mail, copies of the tournament flyer with additional information are available below.

If you or your business would like to help sponsor the tournament or donate items, please contact Lisa Carper at 814-506-1637 or download or submit a copy of the flyer above.

All of Valley's offices will be closed Thursday, June 27 for the event.

A detailed article about the benefit and recipients will appear in the April 2019 issue of Penn Lines magazine.

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