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Fox Chapel Rotary golf outing to assist flood clean-up at Camp Guyasuta

Tawnya Panizzi
Extensive damage was caused by summer storms and flooding at Camp Guyasuta in O’Hara.

The 2019 Charity Golf Classic sponsored by the Rotary Club of Fox Chapel Area will benefit ongoing flood clean-up at Camp Guyasuta in O’Hara, members announced.

The May 20 outing at River Forest Country Club in Freeport continues the Rotary’s tradition of supporting community organizations, member Bill Boag said.

Tee-off is at 12:45 p.m., with a luncheon and auction prior.

This year’s primary beneficiary, Camp Guyasuta, sustained more than $450,000 in damage during the July 2018 floods.

Ranger Mike Daniher said storm water rushed down the camp’s hillside with enough force to move a 5,000-pound wooden bridge more than 100 yards downstream.

Money raised at the golf outing will be used specifically to rebuild the bridge, Rotary members said.

Founded in 1918, the Boy Scouts of America-owned camp sits on 130 acres of land and is used by thousands of visitors each year for camping, team-building exercises and hiking. In addition to scouts, the camp is used by businesses, residents and schools.

Daniher hopes the site will be fully restored by mid-summer.

The Fox Chapel branch of the Rotary was formed in 1971 and operates with the mission of “Service Above Self.”

Past beneficiaries of the club’s golf outing have included Aspinwall Meals on Wheels, Backpacks for Hunger and St. Margaret Foundation.

In 2018, the golf classic brought in more than $33,000 to benefit Circles Sharpsburg, a program that connects people across socioeconomic lines in an effort to move families out of poverty. Circles Sharpsburg includes residents from Sharpsburg, Millvale and O’Hara.

Efforts address employment, transportation and childcare issues.

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Tawnya Panizzi is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Tawnya at 412-782-2121 x1512, [email protected] or via Twitter .

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