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Rucker Memorial Golf Tournament and Dinner

On Monday, Reston Interfaith held the Rucker Memorial Golf Tournament at both Reston golf courses, Reston National and Hidden Creek. In the evening, with chips and putts behind them, 243 participants bid on auctioned items while dining at the Hidden Creek Country Club.

Phil Toby emceed the event, urging the crowd to bid higher on items such as a celebrity round of golf with Doc Walker, golf clubs and vacation packages.

The tournament, which is named in memory of Embry Rucker, raises money for the various charity programs and services that the organization provides. This year it raised $84,000.

Meredith Young, Reston Interfaith’s community events manager, took time to thank the participants. “The tournament has been going on for over a decade and we appreciate everything that you do,” she said.

The close of the evening showcased the tournament players who made notable achievements including lowest net round and longest drive. Michael Guthrie, a Reston Interfaith board member, handed out the awards. “The real winner is Reston Interfaith for the money that goes to different causes,” Guthrie said.

— Chris Staten