Fourth annual golf tournament set to remember lost friend, support the community’s children

SHERBURNE – “He was just great, his whole attitude, he never had anything bad to say about anyone,” said Sue Lawson, mother of the late Eric “Eeker” Peptis. “He was an all around good guy.”

For the fourth consecutive year, friends and family of Peptis have organized a golf tournament where proceeds are to benefit the Norwich High School FIRST Robotics Team #145. It’s scheduled for this Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015.

Peptis passed away four years ago on Mother’s Day. According to Lawson, Peptis’ friend Amy Doliver initiated the first tournament the same year of his passing. “They worked very hard on putting it together that first year, and here we are in the fourth year,” said Lawson.

Peptis’ mother added that her son was fond of golfing and many other sports including – but not limited to – baseball and football. “He played Pop Warner and Little League growing up,” Lawson said.

Jake Peptis, brother of “Eeker” said that one of the best memories he has with his brother was his ability to formulate witty and clever nicknames. “It’s just the funniest thing how he could come up with nicknames for people, and he just came up with them for everyone so quickly.”

Peptis added that $1,000 of the money raised at the golf tournament this Saturday will be donated to the Robotics Team. “A bunch of our friends’ children are in it, and it is something cool for the kids to be able to do,” said Peptis.

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