Golfers Raise Money for Fraternal Order of Police

by Josh Overholser on August 4, 2014 at 12:00 pm

Area golfers teed it up Sunday to support the Fraternal Order of Police.

The 18-hole scramble took place at Green Valley Golf Course Sunday morning. A full field of 18 teams competed in the third annual outing that’s put on by Terry’s Tavern.

"We’ve been very fortunate to have a full field every year and a lot of participation from the community with the hole sponsors," said Tim Arnold, co-owner of Terry’s Tavern. "Last year we were able to raise over $4,000, and we’re on pace to do the same thing this year. So it all goes for a good cause. It’s all donations. It’s just a great day, great day for Zanesville and the FOP."

Golfers competed for individual contests on each hole such as closest to the pin and longest putt. There were also prizes for the first three teams as well as a 50-50 raffle. All the money will go to support the Christmas senior dinner that the Zanesville Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #5 hosts each year.

"It means a lot any time anyone shows support to law enforcement , and especially when they support the causes that we think are important," said Wes Elson, President of FOP Lodge #5

Elson said they’ve been doing the dinner for close to 30 years now. With entertainment and around 1,000 people at the dinner each year, it’s no small task to put on, so every little bit of help from events like this is very helpful.