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Moose Lodge golf event benefits Cancer League

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Jim Grant / Tahoe Daily Tribune Mike "Skeeter" Cyr, front, and Bryan "Scratch" Peden two-putt the 17th hole at Tahoe Paradise Golf Course during the "Longest Day of Golf" event.

Nine golfers raised $14,200 in pledges to benefit the South Lake Tahoe Cancer League during the South Lake Tahoe Moose Lodge 1632’s “Longest Day of Golf” at Tahoe Paradise Golf Course.

The league will use the money to provide financial assistance grants to cancer patients in South Lake Tahoe and free transportation to cancer therapy centers in Carson City and Reno.

Golfers Rus Wilson, Cory Wilson, Mary Luckel, Bruce Rosa, Greg Koontz, John Rice, Kevin Sommerfeld, Bryan Peden and Mike Cyr played as many holes as they could between 6:30 a.m. and 8:30 p.m. June 19.

“Our goal this year was to play 120 holes and raise $15,000,” said Rus Wilson, the event organizer. “We played all the holes and raised almost all the money.”

Tahoe Paradise Golf Course donated the use of the course for the entire day, and La Baguette provided all the food and beverages.

Other corporate sponsors were Harrah’s / Harveys, $1,000; Sierra-at-Tahoe, $1,000; Lakeside Napa, $500; South Tahoe Refuse Center, $500; and Public Employees Union Local No. 1, $500.