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Golf outing a great benefit

June 18, 2012
The Daily Mining Gazette

To the editor:

The Omega House 10th Annual Golf Outing, which took place June 9 at the Michigan Tech Portage Lake Golf Course, was a great success and benefit to Omega House, providing end-of-life care in the Upper Peninsula's only hospice center. The outing was organized by Deb Young, with help from members of the board, staff and a team of Omega House volunteers.

We want to thank everyone who helped and who came out to make this event a success, including the over 90 golfers who participated, Mark Maroste and his staff at the Portage Lake Golf Course, and sponsors of this year's golf outing: Ameriprise Financial, Inc.; Aspirus Keweenaw Hospital; Aspirus Keweenaw Home Health and Hospice; Great Lakes Sound & Vibrations; Keweenaw Brewing Company; Portage Health; Range Bank; and Rukkila/Negro and Associates, CPA, PC.

Additional business support came from Antila Funeral Services, Central Vac International, Copper Country Ford, Copper Country Veterinary Clinic, DP Construction, Keweenaw Automotive, Keweenaw MLS, Martineau-Morris Contracting, McGann Building Supply Co., Michigan Tech Campus Store/University Images, Michigan Tech Employees Federal Credit Union, Michigan Tech Portage Lake Golf Course; Penegor Lumber, Inc, Portage Health Home Care & Hospice, RE/MAX Douglass Real Estate, StateWide Real Estate of Houghton, Superior National Bank and Swift True Value Hardware.

An additional outpouring of in-kind support in the way of prizes came from Ace Hardware of Calumet, The Ambassador, Bambu Asian Cuisine, Bodies in Balance, By Nature, Central Vac International, Econo Foods, The Einerlei, Family Video, 5th & Elm Coffee House and Eatery, Hairsmiths, Jerry Olson, Kangas Caf, Kirkish Furniture, Maggie's Spa, Michigan Tech Portage Lake Golf Course, Nutini's Supper Club, Perkins Family Restaurant, Quincy Hill Auto Sales, Rosetta Caf, Suomi Bakery & Restaurant, Superior Auto Parts, Surplus Outlet, U.P. Laser Engraving & Gifts, Vollwerth's Meats, Xpressions and Ziebart.

For additional information about Omega House, call 482-4438 or log on to

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