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Father's Day golf tournament raises funds for Kurtis Huss PDF Print E-mail
Written by Holyoke Enterprise   

Roughly 16 teams turned out for the annual Father’s Day golf tournament June 19 at Holyoke Golf Club. Proceeds from the tournament went to help Kurtis Huss defray medical expenses while he fights cancer.

Shawn Dalton said a group of people were sitting around one night a few weeks prior to the tournament and decided to donate money raised from the event to Huss to help with his expenses.

Huss was diagnosed with stage 3-C testicular cancer in 2010 at the age of 23.

The 18-hole two-man scramble raised over $2,200 for Huss. Dalton said they were “amazed by the generosity” of those participating. He noted some people generously threw money into a pot on top of their tournament expenses to help the 2006 HHS graduate.

Even those who didn’t golf gave what they could, according to Dalton.

On top of the donations and entry fees, the Holyoke Golf Board donated the green fees from the day’s event. Holyoke Marketplace provided the meal and Hometown Liquor provided beverages.

Dalton said a group of Holyoke golfers used to travel to Nebraska for Father’s Day golf tournaments until about three years ago when they decided to begin hosting their own.

“It was amazing,” Dalton said. “It was a fun day.”



Holyoke Enterprise July 7, 2011