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Charity golf outing raises money for children with cancer

The 18th Annual City Carton Recycling/Ockenfels Family Charity Golf Outing was held recently near Iowa City, Iowa. The one day event raised over $129,000 this year for the American Cancer Society’s Scholarship Program and the “Children’s Cancer Connection,” a non-profit organization providing support services and programs for children with cancer and their families.

One hundred percent of the outing’s proceeds are donated, thanks to the Ockenfels Family Foundation paying all outing expenses. The outing is held in memory of Deborah Ockenfels, daughter of City Carton Recycling founders Mort and Marcy. Deborah died of cancer at the age of 17.

Over 170 golfers, from across the United States and Canada teed off at the outing. Over 45 more friends, family and City Carton Recycling team members assisted with the event.

Money was raised for the outing in a variety of ways. A large portion is pledged in activity and hole sponsorships prior to the outing.

Premier sponsors joining City Carton Recycling and the Ockenfels Family Foundation in the event this year include Core Vens Insurance, Hills Bank & Trust, International Paper, IPS Balers, Deb & John Ockenfels, Kathy & Andy Ockenfels, L & P Wire Tie Systems, Machinex, Midwest Shredding Service, Point Builders LLC, Pralumex, Quincy Recycle, Truck Country, Vecoplan and Waste Management – Recycle America.

One million dollars has now been raised since the initial family charity golf outing held 18 years ago.