Golf tournament to honor memory of Brian Mehan

PLATTSBURGH The memory of a former State University of New York at Plattsburgh student will be honored as dozens hit the links in honor their late friend. Bluff Point Golf Resort will host the first annual Brian Mehan Memorial Golf Tournament next Sunday, Aug. 24, in memory of Brian Mehan, a 20-year-old college student and local baseball standout who died of cancer March 2. The inaugural Mehan tournament will actually be the third tournament hosted by Peabodys, which until now, was hosted for various charitable causes, said co-organizer Colby Graves. We thought this would be a very worthy cause, said Graves, who coordinated the event with owners and staff of Peabodys. Proceeds from the tournament, said Graves, will benefit a scholarship fund being established at Plattsburgh High School in Mehans memory. We want to be able to create a substantial scholarship that could make the difference of a kid being able to go to college in furthering them in athletics and academics, said Graves. Itll be for a student athlete, because Brian was big into sports, particularly baseball. Graves, who was friends with Mehan and his older brother, Adam, remembered Mehan as an energetic person whose untimely death was hard to handle. He was diagnosed [with cancer] about two years earlier and at one point they thought he was clear, but then it came back, said Graves. That was unexpected. He was just a good guy. We want to preserve his memory as best as possible, he added. The first annual Brian Mehan Memorial Golf Tournament will be a four-person scramble, teeing off at 8 a.m. The cost to enter is $60 per person or $50 for Bluff Point members. The entry fee includes greens fees and a cart as well as food, competitions and prizes. A 50/50 drawing will also be held during the tournament, with half the proceeds also going toward the Mehan scholarship fund. Registration may be arranged by calling Graves at 569-5976 or sending an e-mail to agrav002@mail.plattsburgh.edu. Donations for the Brian Mehan Memorial Scholarship Fund or for the tournament may be made by contacting Graves or by bringing contributions to Peabodys Bar, 7 Clinton St.

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