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Benefit golf outing
Nathan Fought dedicated his life to the love of his family, friends and community, having served on the Lindsey and Fremont fire departments.

In August 2012, Fought lost his life in a tragic accident, leaving behind his wife and four young boys. In conjunction with the Lindsey Fire Department, the Fremont Firefighters’ Association is sponsoring the Nathan Fought Memorial Golf Outing, with. 100 percent of the proceeds going to establish an education fund for his sons.

The outing will be held July 15 at the Fremont Country Club. Registration is open to individuals or teams of four. The $75 per person fee includes 18 holes of golf, cart, lunch at the turn and a special BBQ chicken dinner prepared by volunteers from the Lindsey Fire Department.

Check-in for the four-person scramble will open at 9 a.m. with a shotgun start at 10 a.m. The event will wrap up with an awards ceremony to announce the winners of the many contests and fun events that will be held throughout the day.

Registration also enters golfers into a Par-3 Hole-in-One contest, where they’ll have a chance to win a car. The contest is sponsored by Al Baumann Auto Group.

Area businesses can also provide support, and promote their business through the various sponsorship opportunities available. For more information about sponsorships, prize donations or to receive a players’ registration form, contact Ben Fitzpatrick at 419-355-2917 or email

Registration forms are also available at

Relay for Life basketball
The Ottawa County Relay for Life third annual basketball tournament will be held June 8 at Oak Harbor High School. 

Teams will consist of 5 to 10 players (18 years of age or older). All games will be 5-on-5, and each team is guaranteed to play at least three games. Registration starts at 8 a.m., and games will run from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. Cost is $25/player if pre-registered; and $35 after June 1.  Cost includes a t-shirt, and trophies will be awarded to each player on the top two teams. Field will be limited to 16 teams (first come-first serve basis).  The $125 fee (entries for five players) will reserve your team a spot in the tourney, and players can be added to the roster up until game day. 

Morning play will be round robin with no eliminations. Each team will play twice.  Afternoon play will be a single-elimination tournament with seeds based on the morning play. All proceeds from the tournament will be donated to the American Cancer Society. To register call Jeff Hartlage at 419-707-1751.

Wrestlers going to national meet
The Lake Erie Wrestling Club will hold a golf scramble fundraiser on June 8 at Oak Harbor Golf Course with a shotgun start at 7:30 a.m. Cost is $260 per team if entry forms are postmarked before May 30, $300 after. Contact Bonnie Mitchell-Ansell at 419-283-2789 or

The Lake Erie team has been asked to participate at the National Scholastic Wrestling Dual Meet Championships to be held June 25 July 3 in Orlando, Fla.

“We are currently working very hard in order to offset the cost of taking 30 kids and eight coaches to this event. The trip will cost roughly $26,000 dollars when all is said and done and needless to say we are doing a lot of fund raising to help offset trip costs,” Clay coach Ralph Cubberly wrote in an e-mail to The Press. Cubberly can be reached at

Sports announcements
A Taco Night Fundraiser will be held to benefit Lake Flyers U12 Baseball May 17 from 4-11 p.m. at the Millbury Fire Hall. Tickets are $15, which includes food and beverages. The event will also include a 50/50 raffle and a silent auction.

The Luther League Youth Group of St. Mark Lutheran Church, 611 Woodville Rd., Toledo, will host its 7th Annual Golf Scrambles event May 26 at 1:30 p.m. at Chippewa Golf Course. The cost is $70 per golfer, which includes dinner, a cart, desserts and prizes. Proceeds from the outing will offset the cost of the youth group's summer mission trip. Interested golfers may contact the church at 419-691-3597.

Eastwood boys’ basketball will hold a youth camp June 3-6. Cost of the camp is $35. Deadline for entry is May 10, however late submissions and walk-ups are welcome




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