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Moonlight golf tourney Friday night raises money to ‘Stand Up to Cancer’

Golfers at the Gettysburg Country Club will “Stand Up to Cancer” on Friday night.
The seventh annual Moonlight Golf Tournament is set for Friday, July 26 with this year’s event raising funds to be donated to the “Stand Up to Cancer” organization, which puts all donations toward cancer research.
The evening starts with a social hour at 5 p.m. followed by a brat feed along with a bean bag tournament at 6 p.m.
Tournament golfing starts at 9 p.m. with registration taking place until 8:30 p.m. Bring your own team for the four person scramble. There is a fee to participate in the tourney.
Raffles and door prizes will be part of the evening along with a  “decorate your cart and yourself” contest. Stacy Larson, who is one of the organizers of the event, commended the generosity of the community and their help to make a silent auction part of the evening. “We have has some wonderful donations for the silent auction, and this is shaping up to be another terrific event. We really appreciate all the support to help make a fun night to fight this terrible disease,” she said.
The event is organized in honor of Dick “Papa” Shutter who died from cancer on Aug. 14, 2006. His daughter, Stacy Larson, and his wife, Sandi Shutter, worked to organize the cancer tournament in his honor. This year it also honors Betty Lou Casey, who died from cancer in the spring and was a member of the Larson family.
For more information contact the Gettysburg Country Club at 765-2656.
This year’s event will also feature information from Bikers Against Child Abuse (BACA). Golf tourney co-organizer Sandi Shutter is being joined by her brother, Allen, who is attending this year’s event from Oklahoma. He is a member of BACA and is bringing information to share to help familiarize people with the organization.
Shutter explained that BACA works to protect the children and create a safer place, stay with the child all through the scary experience of getting the bad people put away, and go to the court hearings with them. All through the year they take them to fun places, ball games, have parties for them and simply help them through their terrible experiences. Shutter urged everyone to take a quick look at their website to see more about the group.
-Molly McRoberts

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