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By Pierre Bibbs
Sports Editor 

MAC Golf event on July 7


Pierre Bibbs

Saco's Wade Sundby at last year's Malta Athletic Club Golf event

The first Malta Athletic Club Golf Invitational went so well, that the tournament will be held for a second consecutive year on Saturday, July 7 at Marian Hill Golf Course.

Typically the fundraising events are for anything from youth related sports to music, but this year has presented the club with a chance to help out a member of the program.

"We help the youth all-around," said Greg Skiff, a member and former President of the Malta Athletic Club. "Anything from music, to baseball, basketball, football, track, wrestling or whatever they need. We just try to help all of the kids we can."

In the past few years the Club has purchased new wrestling mats for Malta Public Schools as well as, a drum for the drumline, scoreboards for the Old Gym.

The proceeds of this year's fundraiser event will go to help Malta Athletic Club Member CJ Bishop as he recovers from an injury he sustained less than a month ago.

According to an earlier PCN news release, Bishop was injured in Mexico while on vacation, when he broke several vertebrae in his neck and back.

"He has been a member for five or six years, so we would like to help him out," Skiff said.

The event will be played as a four-person scramble, in which there will be many teams. Last year's event drew 12 teams, which was a total of 48 golfers. Close to $2500 was raised for the Malta Athletic Club.

Last year's event was won by Tony Kindle, Gordon Webb, Cory Shelhamer and Jacob Jacobson.

This year's 18-hole event welcomes teams old and new.

"You can get your own team together or sign up at the golf course and we will try to find a team for you to get on," Skiff said.

There will be sub-games during the event that will give golfers an extra opportunity to help support the fundraiser like last year's dice game, in which teams can either pay to use their best drive at certain holes or lose a stroke.


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