CAMO golf outing is a success

ORRVILLE — Community members assembled for a day of golfing, food and prizes June 10 at The Pines. The day marked the 12th annual Central American Medical Outreach Golf Scramble. The event included 28 teams of golfers participating in a team scramble and handicap event as well as a golf ball drop and a Chinese raffle, all in support of CAMO’s vision to bring vital medical services, education and community development to Central America.

Changes this year included a planning committee comprises of 10 members: Matt Kopina, Mike Sollenberger, Andrew Vaeth, Eldon Gerber, Zipporah Evania, Garry Beltz, Dan Steiner, Ann Martin, Titus Yoder and Christine Schneider.

More than 200 golf balls were sold for the Golf Ball Drop with Molly Murphy emerging as the winner, collecting $1,060. She donated half of her prize back to CAMO. The raffle ticket sales totaled over $1,000. T

he top three golf teams were led by Jeff Wenger, Jeff Duta and HJ Wenger. These three teams donated their winnings back to CAMO, too. The “Swing for Hope” trophy was awarded to the first and second place teams. The trophy was specially designed at the CAMO trade school in Honduras for this event.

CAMO is a non-denominational, Christian-based, humanitarian organization that brings vital medical services, education and community development to Central America. CAMO provides more than 140,000 life-saving services each year to impoverished people who otherwise would not have access to aid.

Aug. 26 will mark the ninth annual Camo Salsa Sizzle — a night of food, auctions and dancing. For more information on CAMO or to learn how to support CAMO’s efforts to ship supplies, visit, call the CAMO-USA office at 330-683-5956. News is posted daily on Facebook.

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