TROY - Usually, 13 is an unlucky number.

But that wasn't the case for Martha Lloyd Community Services and its Lloyd Fund Pro-Am Classic golf tournament this year.

Recently, the tournament was held at Corey Creek Golf Club near Mansfield. This is its 13th year, and there is good news.

"The tournament grossed just over $40,000, which is our biggest amount in the history of the tournament," said Todd Boyles, associate director of compliance and support services with Martha Lloyd.

Todd noted that all proceeds from The Lloyd Fund Pro-Am Classic go directly to the Lloyd Fund.

Since its inception, the Lloyd Fund has provided over $301,000 in support for individuals to remain in their homes at Martha Lloyd, he noted. Currently, five people receive funding from the Lloyd Fund, he said.

"The Lloyd Fund provides funding to preserve the lifestyle, dignity, and security of people living at Martha Lloyd Community Services, because 'no one should lose their home,'" Todd said.

A total of 25 teams were in this year's tournament.

During the tournament, I drove up to the golf club to see how things were going. It was a hot day, but there wasn't any rain, and it looked good for golfing. On the course, there were quite a few people from Troy, not to mention other areas. It was good to see such support for a worthy cause. One team was sponsored by Wiggle radio in Troy.

Ken Krise, who is a Troy businessman, started a team, which has been playing every year since the tournament started. He said he just wants to help out a good cause.

"Martha Lloyd is one of the greatest things in this area," he said. "It was a great tournament, and they put it together well." Those on this team included Mike Davison, Scott Cummings and Tim McClure. Their pro was Brandon Wormuth from the Mark Twain Golf Course. It's his fourth year with the team.

For the tournament, the Major Sponsor was Citizens and Northern Bank and Platinum Sponsors were Henry Dunn, Inc., Hudock Moyer Wealth Management, Selective Insurance, and Keck's Food Service.

Here are some other facts Todd shared about the tournament:

- In 2004, the tournament format was changed from the traditional captain and crew tournament to a unique format that utilizes help from local PGA professionals known as "Captain and Crew with a little help from your Pro."

- The tournament director is Jackie Hickok and tournament committee members are Tom Close, Art Connelly, Adam Augustine, Barry Lauver, Evan Williams Jr. Henry Dunn, Brian Keck, and Richard MacIntire

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