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Namedropper 5/19/2019

May 19, 2019

Tournament scheduled

A golf tournament to support an Old Forge graduate injured in 2006 also helps current Old Forge students finish their senior projects.

The 11th annual Kiel Eigen Golf Tournament is set for Saturday, June 22, at Sand Springs Golf Club.

Old Forge Students Chris Sickle, Gianna Adomiak, Cassandra Nocera, Andrew Cummings and Jordan Kelley are helping organize the tournament.

Eigan was 14 when, during a freshman football game, he suffered a spinal cord injury.

The tournament began and continues to help with the financial burden associated with Eigen’s injury.

In the past, the tournament has helped Eigen and his family afford handicapped modified van, leg braces, manual and power wheelchairs, ramps to get in and out of his home, a roll in shower, hospital bed, standing frame, medications and surgeries and doctors visits.

“I have been extremely blessed over the years, receiving endless amounts of love and support,” Eigen said in a letter about the tournament. “I’ve been able to make tremendous strides with this roller coaster ride of a journey towards my recovery.”

The captain and crew golf tournament begins with a shotgun start at 1 p.m. on Saturday, June 22.

For more details, visit Kiel Eigen Golf Tournament on Facebook.

High notes

Alexandra Zero is the newest member of the Scranton Chapter of UNICO National.

Zero was welcomed and installed during the group’s May membership meeting and dinner at Arcaro and Genell’s in Old Forge.

For more information on joining the Scranton Chapter of the largest Italian American Service Organization in the United States, visit www.unicoscranton.org or contact 570-499-1534.