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June 14, 2018 12:24 PM

Memorial Golf Tourney Friday Honoring Eight-Year-Old Boy

The family and friends of an eight-year-old Sioux Falls boy who died tragically last August is honoring his memory during a golf tournament this Friday. 

Gavin Van Zee died unexpectedly on August 25th. The Discovery Elementary student spent time playing golf with the First Tee of South Dakota. Tomorrow's golf tournament at Elmwood will raise money for a First Tee scholarship in his name. Gavin's grandpa loved taking him to the course to play golf. 

"We were both excited about First Tee. He was excited to come out here and see the instructors. Every pro he met he always hi-fived them. He gave all his mates a hi-five. He was just full of joy and energy. He's truly missed," Bob Reierson said. 

If you'd like to contribute to the scholarship, there will be a silent auction at the Crooked Pint at 6 p.m. Friday night after the tournament. 


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