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Once again, the York County community has joined together for the benefit of York County Special Olympics.

Monday, June 20, at Out Door Country Club, more than 100 people gathered for our 28th annual golf tournament, but our first under its new name: The Eddie Khayat-George Tarasovic Celebrity Golf Classic.

It is a mark of York County’s remarkable generosity that this tournament has raised more than $650,000 for York County’s Special Olympics athletes.

Of course, we could never have done it without the outstanding support of our sponsors: Victory Athletic Association, the York Daily Record/York Sunday News, and Bunzl USA.

Nor could we have done it without the generous participation of our celebrities. This year’s field included outstanding people like former Philadelphia Eagles Bill Bradley and John Bunting, former Washington Redskin Andre Collins, former Baltimore Colts Dr. Sam Havrilak and Stan White, and former Baltimore Oriole Dave Johnson. Our local celebrities, Scott Fitzkee, Duke and Randy Edsall, returned home once again to support this important cause. And they were joined by more than a dozen other celebrities.

We’d also like to thank Brewery Products, the foursome sponsors, volunteers, and staff at Out Door, as well as all the others who chipped in to make this such a great day.

Plans are underway for next year’s 29th anniversary tournament. If you’d like to enter a foursome or assist in sponsoring the event, please call me at 487-9061.

JEFF GROVE

Manchester Township,

Tournament committee chairman

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