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Skorko Charity Open Benefits Education

Community members are hitting the golf course to honor a life while benefiting education.

The second annual Lee Skorko Charity open was held today at Endwell Greens Golf Course.

Skorko was a technologist at SUNY Broome for more than 35 years who passed away three years ago.
The money from Saturday's event will benefit the James Lee Skorko

Scholarship fund at SUNY Broome for two technology students.
The all-day event had two tee times, in the morning and afternoon, followed by an evening dinner dance featuring local band String of Pearls.
There were basket raffles and silent auctions as well as prizes for any hole-in-ones on par 3 holes.

And a grand prize -- a new car from the Miller Auto Team - was up for
anyone who could get a hole-in-one on the 18th hole. Skorko's wife says her husband loved to golf and today's event is the perfect way to honor him.

"He was very much a giver and he was a very good person. He was probably one of the most honest people I knew and he just loved people and loved his job, so it sort of fits into what his memory should be," said Lee Skorko's wife Angela Skorko.

The goal for the tournament was to raise more than was $10,000to help fund the scholarship.