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Legendary Pirates Players Participate in Mon General Hospital Golf Outing

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More than 150 golfers turned out for the 6th Annual Million Dollar Shot Golf Tournament for Mon General Hospital.

The golfers received a pleasant surprise when they found out they'd be competing against two legendary Pittsburgh Pirates, Bill Mazeroski and Elroy Face.

"I've been to quite a few of these golf tournaments for Mon General through Bob Toth who does a lot of help for Mon General Hospital and he does a great job," said Mazeroski. "I'm here with him and hopefully we can do a great job for the hospital."

"All these charities they need the money," continued Face. "And any little bit we can do to help them, I'd be willing to do it. "

Mazeroski is in the Baseball Hall of Fame and played for the Pirates from 1956-1972. Face set numerous pitching records in the 1960's.

The money that the golf tournament raised will go towards future capitol projects that will benefit patient care.

"Today's technology in hospitals is expensive and the more that we can help infuse money it will results in us having the best equipment to provide good patient care," said Bill Hennessey, the Executive Director of the Foundation of Mon General Hospital. "That's our objective, to provide good, safe patient care is the objective of Mon General Hospital."

The tournament's sponsors say that the community has embraced helping out the hospital.

"Mon General Hospital Means a lot to me," said Randy Buzzo, of John Howard Subaru and the main sponsor for the golf outing. "I've been raising money for them ever since I've been a car dealer. This is a way that you can raise it and have fun. Your friends can get involved and even businesses have donate about everything I've asked them to donate."

Mazeroski and Face had high hopes for the tournament, not only to help raise money for patient care.

"Hole-in-one would be my favorite thing to do, I never had one," Face said.