PORTAGE | For 20 years the Tony Greenway Catfish Classic Memorial Golf Outing has raised thousands of dollars for area organizations, charities and individuals.
Organizers are hoping this year will be no different.
The outing will be held on July 6 at The Brassie Golf Course in Chesterton and all proceeds will go to the Portage Township Education Foundation, said organizer Bob Barthel.
However, this will be the last year friends and classmates of Tony Greenway organize the event. It will be turned over to the PTEF as one of their ongoing fundraising events, said Barthel.
The event is held in memory of Greenway, a 1973 Portage High School graduate, who was an exceptional basketball player. Greenway died of cancer in 1994 and the golf outing started as a benefit for his sons.
They have raised money for organizations from the Visiting Nurses Association Foundation to Gabriel's Horn Emergency Shelter, Meals on Wheels, Portage Dive Team and others.
Tee off for this year's event will be at 10 a.m. Cost is $100 per person and will include an after-party including dinner and dancing at Clancy's in the Portage Mall.
The group is also looking for sponsors for the event.
Anyone interested in sponsoring or participating in this year's outing can visit the group's website at catfishclassic.com or call Barthel at (219) 331-7215.