Monday, July 28, 2003

Some good news

Golf contest to help fund Hope Lodge

In memory of Ohio University Hall of Fame golfer David P. Moore, fans, friends and family will sponsor a memorial golf tournament to raise funds for the local chapter of the American Cancer Society.

Moore's daughter, Victoria Gray, said the tournament is set for Sept. 19 at the Blue Ash Golf Course. It will be an 18-hole scramble.

Gray said last year's David P. Moore Memorial Golf Outing netted $3,500 for the cancer society. She said proceeds from this year's outing will be designated for the Hope Lodge project of the cancer society.

"The Hope Lodge will provide a home away from home for those who must travel to Cincinnati for cancer treatment, adult and child alike," Gray said. "Such a facility would truly be a blessing for patients and their families who must leave their homes to receive proper care."

Moore died of cancer in August 2001.

"Golf was his life. He started playing when he was a child. He won the Miami Athletic Conference (golf) Championship and was inducted into the Ohio University Hall of Fame," Gray said.

She said they are seeking either cash donations or prizes, raffle items and promotional items. Each sponsor and donor will be recognized both during and following the event.

For more information, call 232-1700.

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The Blazers basketball team, made up of 13- and 14-year-olds, has advanced to the championship AAU National Tournament in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., July 31 to Aug. 7.

Coach Don Simpson said the team is seeking financial help to go to the tournament. To make contributions, call 541-5866.

The players on the team come from Mount Auburn, North College Hill, West Price Hill, Northside, Finneytown, Mount Airy and College Hill.

They attend school at St. Clare, Jacob Center, St. Margaret Mary, St. Vivian, Prince of Peace and St. Bart's.

"This has been a tremendous year for these guys," Simpson said. "They are seeing what can result when they set goals and work to achieve them."

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Medal of Honor winner Sgt. Powhatan Beatty, a Civil War veteran, was honored, along with several hundred other African-American veterans buried in the Union Baptist Church Cemetery, at a ceremony last week, celebrating the 139th anniversary of the cemetery.

Beatty received the Medal of Honor on April 6, 1865.

The church also celebrated its 172nd anniversary July 20, when a memorial was unveiled in honor of George Washington Williams, the first African-American to be elected to the Ohio Legislature and the ninth pastor of Union Baptist Church.


Allen Howard's "Some Good News'' column runs Sunday-Friday. If you have suggestions about outstanding achievements, or people who are uplifting to the Tristate, let him know at 768-8362, at or by fax at 768-8340.

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