Seniors golf association raises $18,000 for disaster relief fund

October 21, 2001

Maryland Interclub Seniors Golf Association contributed more than $18,000 to The Sun's Disaster Relief Fund for victims of last month's terrorist attacks.

Association President Charles Fieldhouse said he solicited donations from the club's 4,677 members.

The association has 48 clubs in Maryland, one each in Pennsylvania and Virginia, and six in Delaware, he said. Members must be age 55 or older.

Fieldhouse asked for the donations between Sept. 14 and Monday.

On Thursday, three clubs -- Piney Branch in Hampstead, Rolling Road and University of Maryland -- played at Piney Branch, where the donation total of $18,195 was announced.

Fieldhouse said the club's treasurer mailed the check Wednesday to The Sun's disaster relief office.

Tribune Co., which owns The Sun, announced the fund-raising effort shortly after the attacks of Sept. 11. The company has pledged to match $2.5 million in contributions.

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