A Harrison County man who lost a year-long battle with lung cancer will be honored when the 1st Annual Rick Bear Memorial Golf Outing unfolds Sept. 15 at the Cadiz Country Club.
Rick Bear was a loving husband, father and grandfather who dedicated his life to his family, the local fire department and the Harrison County Little League Baseball program.
Rick coached all four of his sons throughout their childhood careers, spanning over 14 years. Rick also had a positive impact on many other children's lives as well.
Many of Rick's former players would describe him as a caring coach who understood and enjoyed the game of baseball.
The initial Rick Bear Memorial is now accepting entrants (foursomes are $220 or $55 per player). Hole sponsorships of $50 are also being accepted. All proceeds earned will be used to support the Harrison County Little League program.
Additional donations will be accepted to help offset the cost of food and drinks. Product donations will be accepted for skill prizes to be awarded.
Prospective entrants and those seeking further information should contact Adam Bear at (740) 391-3074.
Shadyside's Stupak Paces
Field at Hickory Flats
Shadyside's Adam Stupak finished atop a talented field in the recently played First National Bank Junior Golf Tour.
The event was played Thursday, July 19 at the Hickory Flats Golf Course in West Lafayette.
Competing in the 16-18 age division, Stupak fired a four-under par 68, one shot better than runnerup Ryan Troyer of Garaway.
The field included a number of local standouts, including a quartet of Martins Ferry competitors: Taylor Shane, 78; Chase Stuckey, 81; Zach Riggenbach, 86; and Andrew Chlon, 87.
Buckeye Trail players included: Justin Wilson, 80; Jed Burga, 81; Jessi Roe, 86; and Andrew Warhime, 90.
St. Clairsville's Caden Myers carded 82 and Harrison Central's Drew Horn shot 87.
The boys' 13-15 division included Ferry's Joel Shane while Luke Krol competed in the 12 & Under Division.
BMAC Scramble Honors
Bill Stewart's Memory
Entries and hole sponsorships are being accepted for the 17th Annual Mountaineer Hilltop Golf Classic, scheduled Thursday, Aug. 9 at Bec-Wood Hills, Mt. Pleasant.
This year's event, sponsored by the Belmont-Mountaineer Athletic Club, honors the memory of New Martinsville's Bill Stewart, the late Mountaineers' football coach who passed away earlier this spring.
All loyal Mountaineer supporters and Ohio Valley golf fans are invited to participate in the scramble event with tee times scheduled between 10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m..
The $50 (per player) entry fee includes 18 holes, 1/2 cart, prizes, beverages and a picnic immediately following the event. Rain date is Thursday, Aug. 16.
Individual and corporate sponsors are available at $100 per hole. Proceeds will be applied to B-MAC's Upper Ohio Valley Endowed Athletic Scholarship and other organization-related events.
Additionally, BMAC will conduct a raffle ($10 donation) with the winner receiving a pair of tickets to two 2012 WVU football games. Winner does not have to be present.
For additional information, contact one of the following BMAC members: John S. Marshall: (740) 695-4262; or John Budinscak (740) 695-2944.
OVCS Showalter Classic
Accepting Entries, Sponsorships
The 8th Annual Jeffrey Showalter Memorial Celebrity Golf Classic, sponsored by the Ohio Valley Christian Soldiers, will be played Wednesday, Aug. 15 at Belmont Hills Country Club.
One of the Ohio Valley's premier fundraising events of the year, the Showalter Memorial featured numerous national sports celebrities who gather for a common cause.
Team entry fee is $500 while tee and green sponsorships are available at $100. The day-long event culminated with a buffet-style dinner. Those interested in attending the reception and dinner only may do so for $75.
Over 30 celebrities are scheduled to participate. Past celebrities in the field have included Pittsburgh Pirates John Cadelaria, Jim Rooker, Grant Jackson and Kent Tekulve. Ex-Pittsburgh Steelers to appear in the Showalter event include Mel Blount, Robin Cole, Mike Merriweather and Dick Hoak.
Prospective players and teams may stop at Belmont Hills CC for additional information. Or phone: (740) 699-2468.