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VAN WERT — The Van Wert City/County DARE Team will hold its 19th annual golf outing on Saturday, May 10, at the Hickory Sticks Golf Course in Van Wert. The tournament will start with a 9 a.m. shotgun start. In case of rain the tournament will be played on Sunday, May 18 at 9 a.m. The Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 62 will be sponsoring the outing again this year.

All of the proceeds from the tournament go back to the youth of the community by helping to fund DARE schooling on the hazardous effects of drugs, alcohol, and violence. DARE also teaches family values and other important aspects that children will need throughout their lives. DARE is a self-funded program so it’s through fundraisers like this that DARE is able to continue to help the youth of Van Wert.

Hole sponsors are still needed. The cost of $100. The company’s or individual’s name will be put on a sign and then posted at one of the holes on the course. The sign shows who is supporting the DARE program.

The cost of the tournament is $50 per man for four man teams. This includes 18 holes of golf, cart, lunch and door prizes. The tournament is limited to 36 teams. Team rosters are available at Hickory Sticks Golf Course or by contacting either Officer Greg Blackmore at (419) 238-2462 or Chief Deputy Keith Allen at (419) 238-3866.

This is the 14th year that Young’s Waste Service will be sponsoring the $10,000 Hole-In-One Contest which takes place on hole number four. Anyone who shoots a hole in one at one of the other par three holes on the course will win a bonus prize. At the end of the tournament a chance to putt a 50 foot putt for $2,500 will be raffled off.

Young’s Waste Service has been supporting the DARE Program ever since their business opened. The owners Richard Riley, Rich Riley and Steve Hall said they believe in the DARE Program and what it does for the youth of the community.