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The winning team The winning team

The 27th Annual American Red Cross – Materion Golf Scramble was recently enjoyed by 144 golfers at the Oak Harbor Golf Club.  Funds raised help support Ottawa County disaster relief and recovery.

The team of Mike Riddle, Drew Reynolds, Randy Ruggles and Randy Eberle were the winners of the event with a score of 57.  A close second was the Genoa Bank team of Rich Hillman, Luke Sutter, Ben Sutter and Kevin Gladden with a score of 60.  Port Clinton Ford underwrote the Super Ticket portion of the day including two 3-day 2-night vacations awarded to Mike Riddle and John Deneau. A favorite component of the course this year included a special opportunity for male golfers to shoot from the women’s tee while donning a skirt and bonnet.

In addition to a variety of raffle and door prizes supplied by local merchants, golfers were able to bid in the live auction for a chance to win golf and lunch for four at Firestone Country Club and the Catawba Island Club.

Volunteer helpers adding to the success of the day were Rudy Daniels, Bob Gleckler, Deena Camerato, Lisa Chura, Larry Coats, Mary Anne Koebel, Jessica Lake, Audre Massie, Lindsey Mortus-Mulligan and Connie Starnes. Members of the 27th Annual Golf Committee are Dan Almendinger, Dave Baldwin, Chuck Benes, Carl Koebel, Steve Lange, Gary Mortus and Jim Sass.

The Red Cross Golf Scramble was made possible by the support of major sponsors that include Materion, Republic Services, Guardian Industries, KWEST Group, Lafarge North America, Lake Erie Business Park, Magruder Hospital, Northern Manufacturing, red, white, and brew, The Chipmatic Company and WSOS Community Action. Entry to the event included lunch with hot dogs supplied by Tank’s Meats of Elmore and was served out of an American Red Cross emergency response vehicle.

About the American Red Cross: The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, visit, Facebook at American Red Cross of Northwest Ohio or on Twitter at @redcrossnwo.

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