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Dwayne Schintzius golf fundraiser nets $10,600 for cancer

Published:   |   Updated: May 15, 2013 at 02:27 PM
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The inaugural Dwayne Schintzius Memorial Golf Tournament qualified as a hole-in-one.

On Wednesday, the late NBA star’s family and friends presented a check for $10,659.12 to the Moffitt Cancer Foundation at the hospital’s Vincent A. Stabile Research Center in Tampa. The money was raised during last month’s tournament at the Buckhorn Springs Golf & Country Club. The tournament was hosted and organized by the Aliquity corporation.

Schintzius was diagnosed with chronic myelomoncytic leukemia in 2010 and died from complications of the disease in April 2012. He was 43.

“The event was awesome,” said Ken Schintzius, Dwayne’s dad. “There was a nice crowed, everyone had a good time and we raised money for a good cause.

“We plan to do it again next year.”


John Ceballos

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