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Troopers search for golfers for annual Camp Cadet fundraiser

Feb. 1—MILTON — State Police are asking for the public's help and have issued a be-on-the-lookout alert — for golfers.

The Susquehanna Valley Law Enforcement Camp Cadet officials said the first of two annual golf tournaments will take place May 6 at Wynding Brook Golf Club, in Milton. They are looking for golfers to participate to help raise funds for the annual Camp Cadet program.

The program, which is run by Pennsylvania State Police troopers, is entering its 12th year. Applications to the camp will be accepted until April 1.

The Susquehanna Valley Law Enforcement Camp Cadet is a 501(c)(3) program where cadets go to Susquehanna University, Selinsgrove, from June 23-28. The camp, which costs about $30,000 to operate, is for youths ages 12 to 15.

The cost is about $400 per week per camper, and since the camp operates exclusively on donations, fundraisers are important, troopers said.

According to Milton state trooper Sara Barrett, the tournaments are a huge help in funding the program.

"These tournaments are important as it not only helps fundraise for Camp Cadet, but it brings the community out for some fun and relaxation on the course," Barrett said.

"We are very thankful for our sponsors and players that come out each year to support our organization."

Barrett said hole sponsors or businesses looking to support Camp Cadet can with a $200 donation.

The cost to play in the tournament is $100 per person or $400 for a team of four.

The deadline for golfers is April 22, Barrett said.

For information on Camp Cadet or to enter any of the upcoming golf tournament fundraisers, visit the website or call the Milton barracks at 570-524-2662.