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      Annual golf tournament raises money for those with disabilities

      Tenco hosted their 27th annual golf tournament at the Cedar Creek Golf Course on Saturday.

      Around 30 teams of four tee'd off to help raise money for Tenco. The organization helps provide employment opportunities to people with disabilities. Tenco operates vocational centers in Fairfield, Ottumwa and Keosauqua. Each person who registered contributed $45 to the foundation. Golfers could also purchase raffle tickets to win a four wheeler or a $2,000 cash prize. Anyone who scored a whole-in-one on the 4th hole won a new car from Vaughn Automotive. Participants could also donate to the cause playing games and buying food. Most of the revenue brought in for the fundraiser is generated through sponsorships, which brings in an estimated $20,000 to help fund Tenco's programs.

      â??Tenco employs persons with disabilities in Southeast, Iowa and with out the funds raised here at the tournament, we would have some difficulty funding some of the services that we do with this fundraiser,â?? Deb Pumphrey, Tencoâ??s board president, said.

      Tenco serves more than 150 people with disabilities in the community. The golf tourney is their biggest fundraising event each year.