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Mentor league's golf outing set June 9

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Golfers who participate in an upcoming four-person scramble will help the TriVillage Mentor League arrange some special one-on-one relationships.

The third annual golf outing and dinner to benefit the mentor league will be held June 9, with a 1:30 p.m. shotgun start at Hickory Hills Golf Club, 3344 Georgesville-Wrightsville Road in Grove City.

Dinner will follow at 6:30 p.m. at Buffalo Wild Wings Grandview, 968 W. Fifth Ave.

Proceeds from the event will support the mentor league's programs, including Mentoring and More, the weekly school-based mentoring program in Grandview and Upper Arlington.

High school volunteers are matched with younger students enrolled in after-school child-care programs.

"The school program is a valuable program that matches the younger students with a high school student they can look up to, but I think the older students get just as much out of it as the little guys and girls," said Ron Cameron, golf outing chairman.

"My son participated in the program when he was in high school and I know how much it meant to him," Cameron said.

The mentor league serves as the community coordinator to support eligible area youngsters to attend Tim Hortons' Children's Foundation Summer Leadership Camps and provides traditional mentoring opportunities in partnership with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Ohio.

The agency also awards an annual college scholarship, named in honor of John Miller, a founding board member who died in 2005.

The cost for the golf outing is $100 for golf and dinner, $35 for dinner only. Registration may be completed online at tvmlgolf2013.eventbrite.com or in person at Buffalo Wild Wings. Checks should be made payable to the TriVillage Mentor League, 3600 Tremont Road, Columbus 43221.

"You can register right up to the day of the event, but those who register by May 31 will receive a Cutter and Buck golf shirt," Cameron said. "One hundred dollars for a round of golf with cart at one of the great local courses, dinner and a Cutter and Buck golf shirt is quite a deal."

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