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Till Open ends seventh successful event

July 18, 2018
J.T. Whitehouse , The Town Crier

The seventh annual Fourth of July Canfield Alumni Till Open is over for 2018 and is once again a success. It was held on July 4 at Mill Creek MetroParks north and south courses.

"The outing was a huge success," said Till Open Inc. Board President Richard Duffett. "Both the North and South Courses were sold out. In the charitable golf outing world, it is unusual to 'sell out' two golf courses and play both courses simultaneously. However, due to high demand, the Till Open successfully did just that."

Duffett said in the first six years of the Till Open, the non-profit charity has donated over $185,000 to the Canfield Local School District's extra-curricular activities, the Canfield Little Cardinals football organization, the Canfield PTA, and Canfield American Legion Post 177. This year, Duffett said the amount brought in from the Till Open will easily meet the big goal the board set.

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Canfield Mayor Richard Duffett thanks Ken Krebs, a crystal event sponsor for the 2018 Till Open, for his participation in helping to make the event a success.

"On behalf of our 2018 golf outing co-chairs (Brenda Duffett and Stephen DeCapua) I am proud to report to you that it appears we will make our cumulative seven-year goal of donating over one quarter of a million dollars ($250,000) back to The Canfield Local School District," he said. "I believe this is a great example of Canfield Alumni Pride and a great golf committee team effort. Our final numbers are being tallied and soon to be released by our Treasurer Sharr Williams McNally."

Duffett said a special thanks goes out to Atty. Kenneth J. Krebs of Columbus, a 1977 Canfield alumni Krebs has been the pacesetter for the annual Canfield Alumni Fundraiser, that was founded by fellow Classmates Richard Duffett and John Tillery.

Atty. Krebs returned to Canfield this year to Salute both his late parents, Norman Krebs and Ruth Krebs Rigo, during The Memorial Salute at the outset of every Till Open. Krebs also was The Event Sponsor (Crystal) this year donating $7,500 toward this annual Charitable Event.

The other 2018 Canfield Memorials were: Nancy J. Dove, William M. Myers Sr., William M. "Bing" Wolf, and Keith West.

Diamond sponsors of $5,000 included Atty. Carmine Zarlenga, III (CHS '77) and, The William M. Myers Family.

The Myers Family (Bill, Jr., David, and Karen Myers Naffah and husband Michal Naffah) graciously decided to have all memorials for their father donated, in Memory of Bill Myers, Sr., to The Canfield Alumni Till Open and be donated to school's extra-curricular activities of Myers interest that will go directly to Canfield youth.

Platinum sponors of $2,500 included American Legion Post 177, Canfield Athletic Boosters (BIG Boosters), The CHS CLASS OF 1978 (in celebration of their 40th class reunion, ms Consultants, and Pallante Concrete Construction.

Gold sponsors of $1,000 included 20/20 Management Consulting, LLC, Canfield Boys Basketball, Comprehensive Urology Institute, INC., EPP FAMILY, Fairway Ford, LAMAR Outdoor Advertising, Pirates Cove-John A. Tillery (CHS '77), and TUDOR Therapies-Dye Family.

Duffett said next year's eighth annual Fourth of July Canfield Alumni Till Open is set for Saturday, July 6, 2019, again at Mill Creek MetroParks North and South Golf Courses.



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