By Francis Scarcella
The Daily Item
SUNBURY — Friday will bring together wrestling fans from across the Valley as the first Phil Lockcuff golf tournament takes place.
The event will benefit the Resilite Wrestling Club’s Phil Lockcuff scholarship fund.
The Hall of Fame Shikellamy wrestling coach died in January, and the news hit the Shikellamy wrestling community and others across the Valley hard.
Lockcuff’s family helped to plan the event, according to Justin Dunkelberger, a member of the Resilite Wrestling Club and head Shikellamy Braves junior high wrestling coach.
Some of the proceeds will go toward a scholarship for a male and female student at Shikellamy.
“We wanted to put this together in memory of Phil and because we wanted the community to know just how much he cared about Shikellamy and the students,” Dunkelberger said. “This is something we spoke about with Phil’s family, and everyone was in agreement.”
The tournament is jammed with players from all over the state, and Dunkelberger said that although there is no space for more players, donations still may be made in Lockcuff’s memory.
“This is the first year, and I can tell this will continue to grow,” he said. “The support we have received is overwhelming.”
Some of the proceeds also will benefit wrestlers who don’t have the money to attend wrestling camp, Dunkelberger said.
The tournament will be held at the Links at Hemlock Creek, Bloomsburg.