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Dollahon tourney now Rotary Golf for Kids

Thanks to the River Falls Rotary Club, the legacy of former Pierce County Sherriff's Investigator Jim Dollahon will live on in the form of the club's Golf for Kids Tournament on Monday, Aug. 2, at the River Falls Golf Club.

Dollahon died suddenly in 2000 at the age of 38. For the last 10 years his wife Julie, along with Dollahon's friends and coworkers, have organized the James F. Dollahon Memorial Golf Tournament to benefit area children and families in need.

This year, tournament organizers have turned over that responsibility to the River Falls Rotary Club, and the event has been renamed the River Falls Rotary Golf for Kids.

"One of our non-profit club's top goals is finding ways to help kids, so it seemed a natural for Rotary to continue this great tournament. Its proceeds have helped many children," past Rotary President Kevin Pechacek wrote in a letter to previous tournament participants. "We plan to keep supporting the same charities the tournament has always supported but also want to grow it and benefit many others. We hope to host all the same, plus some new golfers, and keep giving to good causes."

The Rotary Golf for Kids Tournament will take place Monday, Aug. 2, beginning with lunch from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Golf will begin at 12:30 p.m. with a shotgun start and scramble format. The social hour will begin at 5 p.m. with dinner to follow.

Cost for lunch, golf and dinner is $80 per person. Dinner alone costs $25 and hole sponsorships can be purchased for $100. Hole-in-one prizes will be sponsored by Moody's of River Falls.

For more information, or to register, contact Pechacek at (715) 821-6992, Tom Garfin at (715) 425-1593, Brian McQuade at (715) 307-0802, or Dale Viney at (715) 425-7662.

Bob Burrows
Bob Burrows has been sports editor at the River Falls Journal since 1996 and at the Hudson Star-Observer since 2009. Prior to joining the Journal, Burrows served as sports editor with Ledger Publications in Balsam Lake, Wis. A native of Bayonne, N.J. and a U.S. Navy veteran, Burrows attended Marquette University before completing his studies at UW-River Falls in 1992.
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