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ST. CROIX MARINES SET 'TOYS FOR TOTS' GOLF TOURNEY

Sept. 18, 2002 – The St. Croix Marine Corps Association will hold the 7th Annual "Toys For Tots" Golf Tournament at the Carambola Golf Course on Sunday, Oct. 6. The format will be a 4-person team with a shotgun start. Tee time is 8:30 a.m.
The tournament is the main fund-raising event for the local Marines' "Toys for Tots" campaign. "Toys For Tots" is a U.S. Marine Corps tradition now in its 55th year of distributing more than 7 million toys nationwide each Christmas season.
The local Marines fund the purchase of Christmas presents for such V.I. charities as The Women's Coalition, CASA, Bethlehem House, the St. Croix Shrine Club, Angel Tree and others. For more details about these groups, see the article in Source Organizations section.
St. Croix Shrine Club president Dr. Philip Petachenko played Santa Claus at the Christmas party two years ago, when 120 children received gifts through the Marines' "Toys for Tots" program. He looks forward, he said, "to lots more hugs this year."
This year's "Toys for Tots" tournament will have four hole-in-one prizes, one for each par-3 hole on the course. Prizes will also be awarded for men's and women's longest drives and for the shot closest to the hole. Plaques will be awarded to the members of the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place teams and to the top all-Marine team.
A buffet lunch, tournament shirt and goodie bag are included.
Call Carambola Golf Course Pro Shop at 778-5638 to register.
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