Crestview golf tournament to benefit Belize mission trip

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Dr. Joseph Peter

Published: Friday, May 23, 2014 at 06:51 PM.

CRESTVIEW — If golf is your game and you have a heart for helping others, you want to be at Foxwood Country Club on May 31 for the Operation Medical Care Golf Tournament.

The tournament fundraiser's proceeds will help purchase medical supplies for a late-summer mission trip to Belize.

Big prizes are available for a hole-in-one. Quality Imports has donated a Mercedes Benz and McCaskill and Company Jewelers has donated a luxury watch.

Dr. Joseph Peter of Crestview Pediatrics and Adolescent Center, who has organized the trip the last four years, says he anticipates another successful trip to Central America.

"This is our fifth medical mission trip to Belize," he said. "We chose Belize because we have a priest there who coordinates with our church here.

"Everybody thinks of Belize as a rich Central America country because you see all the cruise ships go around the area. But we don't go anywhere near the rich areas. We go to the five or six remote villages the church has adopted."

The mission team comprises a number of doctors, nurses and other medical professionals who pay their own travel expenses. Money raised in the golf tournament helps offset the cost of supplies to care for people of all ages in Belize.

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