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Published: 9/1/2013

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BY BARBARA HENDEL
BLADE SOCIETY EDITOR
Katie Edwards, Sandra Hylant, Barb Schetter, Karen Hylant Katie Edwards, Sandra Hylant, Barb Schetter, Karen Hylant
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POLLYBALL, named for Polly Hylant Tracy, who died of breast cancer in 1991, was Aug. 24 at the beach at International Park overlooking the Maumee River.

Fifty-three teams participated on the beautiful summer day. Others came to watch and enjoy the menu from Phil Barone of Rosie's Italian. Geoff Tracy, husband of the late Mrs. Tracy, was there along with many of Mrs. Tracy's siblings and friends.

Capturing first place was Goldtech; second place went to the Zepf Center, and third place to Hickory Farms. Richard Hylant's team, which inwcluded his children Andrea and Jack, was HY-5. The event netted around $65,000, which brings the total for the event's 22 years to $1.1 million.

The proceeds support the YWCA's EncorePlus program, a breast cancer education and awareness program promoting early detection and mammography. At least 650 women received mammograms through the program in 2012. It also provides free intensive case management services to women with abnormal breast symptoms and/or breast cancer diagnosis, regardless of income or any other circumstances.

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Event chairmen Lynn Kordash and Winda Birt were assisted by Sandra Hylant, Mike Hylant, Lisa McDuffie, Dan Hylant, Tammy Cameron, Rachel Tracy, and Joey Apgar.

THE Advertising Club of Toledo's AdBASH volleyball tournament was Aug. 8 at the beach at International Park. The perennial event included dinner mixed with lots of sand, cold beverages, and music. Twenty teams participated. The first-place team was Impact Fun Co.; finishing second was the Agency for Professional Models & Talent, and third place went to Off Contact Productions.

The event raised $2,000.

THE MAUMEE Chamber of Commerce Society of Young Professionals' Second Annual Volleyball Tournament was June 22 at Premier VolleyBall Academy in Maumee.

The society incorporates personal/business development with seminars and speakers, networking events, after hours events, and raises money for charities and volunteering

Twenty-two teams, beginner and advanced two-person teams, participated in the round-robin style tournament. The winners were Elisabeth Quintero, Jordan Timmerman, Jim Moses, and Cory Eckers.

The tournament raised about $600. The committee included Matthew Moses, Andy Parish, and Laurie Stewart.

MAUMEE River Yacht Club's annual Homecoming Weekend was Aug. 2 and 3 at the club along the Maumee River behind Walbridge Park with a million-dollar view.

Boaters sporting colorful summer attire that showed off their tans came from all over the area, filling the docks.

HIGHLAND Meadows Golf Club hosted a Kids 4 Kids pool party on July 27 designed for children to experience the enjoyment of helping others. The $1,130 raised went to Cure Search for Children's Cancer, a nonprofit foundation for children's cancer research and clinical trials conducted by the Children's Oncology Group.



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