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Levis Commons holds mini golf fund-raiser

Money helps Epilepsy Center of Northwest Ohio

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    There were 40 groups, mostly corporate sponsors, that were able to bask in the sunlight Friday afternoon while playing miniature golf to raise money for the Epilepsy Center of Northwest Ohio.

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There were 40 groups, mostly corporate sponsors, that were able to bask in the sunlight Friday afternoon while playing miniature golf to raise money for the Epilepsy Center of Northwest Ohio.

THE BLADE/MATT THOMPSON
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There were 40 groups, mostly corporate sponsors, that were able to bask in the sunlight Friday afternoon while playing miniature golf to raise money for the Epilepsy Center of Northwest Ohio.

The 27th annual Practically a Golf Tournament, held for the sixth straight time at Levis Commons, involves 18 holes that were custom built by sponsors and Penta Career Center students. The mission for the non-profit is to improve the lives of people affected by epilepsy and those with developmental disabilities.

Executive Director Roy Cherry said it is special to have the community support from  all the sponsors and participants. He said this specific fund-raiser goes toward helping send 60-80 people to a camp in the fall. For free, families affected by epilepsy go to this camp for education and awareness on epilepsy.

“We share stories,” Mr. Cherry said. “It also serves as a break and vacation for some families with a lot of medical bills. There is an educational speaker.”

The outing typically raises $20,000 to $30,000 for the cause.

Penta Career Center students have built six of the unique mini-golf holes. Penta instructor Bill Shoop said Superintendent Ron Matter wanted to make this year’s holes were themed around the I-75 construction since people can relate to it, so putters this year had to avoid traffic and orange barrels for a hole-in-one.

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