Cecil and Lothes capture crown

DAVIS – Buck Cecil and Ed Lothes captured the two-person best ball scramble in the handicap division Sunday at the Hospice Care Corp.’s Canaan Valley Golf Classic, while Mike Cooper and Bill Riggleman walked away with the open division title. The charity tournament helped raise more than $5,000 for Hospice Care Corp.

Cynthia Woodyard, vice president of public affairs for Hospice Care Corp., said all proceeds from the tournament supports the mission of Hospice Care Corp., which provides vital patient end-of-life care and support for local individuals and their families.

“The tournament is a great way for us to be able to partner with the community,” Woodyard said. “We had lots of businesses and individuals reach out. Some of the holes, people honored loved ones and memorialized them with sponsorships. It’s a good way for us to reach out and be with people who support the Hospice Care Corporation.”

Woodyard said 34 golfers participated in the tournament. More than 40 sponsors also stepped forward to provide donations, including refreshments and prizes.

Elkins residents Jeff Zurbuch and Steve Woody said they enjoyed playing in the tournament.

“It’s a great cause,” said Elkins resident Jeff Zurbuch. “Hospice Care Corporation is a great organization. My father-in-law was a patient there a couple of years ago, so I know the good work they do. I’m happy to help out and happy to be here. It’s been a wonderful day. Thankfully the rain stopped before we started playing.”

“We met a lot of people and got to help out a good cause,” added Woody.

Tom Snyder and Greg Cunningham came from Lewis County to join in the classic. Both men said they liked the comradery of tournament.

“It’s a wonderful opportunity to help out a good cause,” Snyder said. “We met a lot of nice people. It was a a great way to spend the day.”

“The course is absolutely fantastic, and the fellowship was wonderful” Cunningham added. “We had an all-around good time.”

Hospice Care Corp. is hosting the Tygart Golf Classic at the Tygart Lake Golf Course on Aug. 9 at 8 a.m.

For more information on Hospice Care Corp. or the upcoming tournament call 1-866-656-9790 or visit www.hospicecarecorp.org.