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PLYMOUTH â€” For a third year a group of high school friends will make good on a promise.
Mark Lindsey and Tony Plothow made a promise to good friend Craig Woolfington as he struggled with cancer that his daughter Kate would not have to worry about her college education. The two joined forces with Ted Hayden and for the third straight year the trio will host the Craig Woolfington Memorial Golf Outing to make good on that promise.
â€śWe really want to work to keep Craigâ€™s memory alive,â€ť said Lindsey. â€śHe was a Plymouth guy. He and his family are very well liked in the community and we just donâ€™t want to let his memory fade away. Thatâ€™s why itâ€™s so nice when people who were involved the very first year we did this are still coming back.â€ť
The event will take place on Friday, July 15 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Plymouth Country Club. There is still room for teams for golf and items for the silent auction that will be raising money for three different charities in Woolfingtonâ€™s name.
â€śWeâ€™ve been contributing to Kateâ€™s college fund; thatâ€™s why we started,â€ť said Lindsey. â€śWeâ€™ve been able to raise about $10,000 for her so far. Weâ€™ve also contributed money to the Craig Woolfington Memorial Cancer Research fund that goes to Purdue University to help find a cure and for the first time we were able to give a $1,000 scholarship in Craigâ€™s name to a PHS student headed for Purdue. Emily Walden was our first scholarship winner this year.
â€śActually weâ€™ve raised in the neighborhood of $25,000 for funds in Craigâ€™s name through the Marshall County Community Foundation.â€ť
Cut off date for golf teams is July 12.
The event has a Facebook sight, search 3rd Annual Craig Woolfington Memorial Golf Outing