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Valley REC to hold seventh annual golf tournament June 28

Golf clubs in a golf bag on a golf courseValley Rural Electric Cooperative will host its seventh annual benefit golf tournament Thursday, June 28 at the Huntingdon Country Club, 10305 Raystown Road, Huntingdon. Organized by Valley REC's Health and Wellness Committee, which has raised more than $115,000 for charities since 2010, the outing will benefit two area children, Lincoln Duvall and Owen Davison.

Photo of the Duvall familySix-year-old Lincoln has a rare chromosome deletion that has caused several complications since birth. The son of Tom and Amy Duvall of Huntingdon, Lincoln has had numerous surgeries and will likely need more as he grows older. The family has two other children, Saylor and Jayden, and is expecting their fourth in June.

Duval family (left to right): Amy, Saylor, Jayden, Tom, and Lincoln. Photo by Ethan DeVore

Photo of Owen and Nicole DavisonThree-year-old Owen, diagnosed with a Wilms tumor on his right kidney, is recovering from the removal of the tumor and kidney last year. The son of Gary and Nicole Davison of Hollidaysburg, Owen recently completed radiation and chemotherapy treatments and will require regular trips to Children's Hospital in Pittsburgh for routine scans. The family has one other child, an older son named Carter.

The Davisons (left to right): Owen and his mother, Nicole. Missing from the photo are his father, Gary, and older brother, Carter. Photo by Ethan DeVore

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 (after June 21 contact Lisa Carper at 814/506-1637) 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 a copy of the flyer above.

All of Valley's offices will be closed Thursday, June 28 for the event.

A detailed article about the benefit and recipients will appear in the April 2018 issue of Penn Lines magazine.

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