Golf tournament set to raise funds for area youth, celebrate life of Peptis

SHERBURNE – The fifth annual Eric J. Peptis Memorial Golf Tournament is set to take place this Saturday at the Mountain Top Golf Course, with proceeds to go to community youth.

“He was just a good kid and an even better man, and he is sorely, sorely missed,” said Sue Lawson, mother of the late Eric “Eeker” Peptis. “He loved everybody and was liked by all. At his funeral, the director said it was one of the biggest he’s seen.”

For the fifth consecutive year, family and friends of Peptis will join together Aug. 6, 2016, at the Mountain Top Golf Course in Sherburne for a tournament and auction where all proceeds benefit a scholarship fund created in Peptis’ name.

“The purpose of this tournament and memorial fund is to try to turn the tragedy of losing Eric into something that can help others,” said friend and organizer Amy Doliver.

Said Doliver,” Eric meant so much to a lot of people in this community. The golf tournament is a way for family and friends to come together and share memories of Eric while raising money that goes back directly to the community that he loved so much.”

His mother said, “He was the life of the party and he loved just about everyone. He always wore a smile and never had a bad word about anyone. He loved both his sports and his family.”

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