Golf Tournament Benefits Cancer Charity

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Richie Adamaitis competes in a putting contest at the Joe Garassino Golf Tournament June 18. The event, attended by more than 300 people, raised money for cancer pa­tients  in memory of Garassino, a 29-year-old Watertown man who died in January after a seven-month battle with the disease. The Joe Garassino Foundation presented a dona­tion  of $8,500 to the Make A Wish Foundation to support a 12-year-old who was diag­nosed  with cancer, a $2,500 donation to the Harold Leever Cancer Center and a $2,500 donation to Watertown Police Sgt. Tim Gavallas, who is currently in treatment for can­cer.  Mike Garassino plans to hold the event annually in his son’s honor and is planning another event in the fall. Send donations to Joe Garassino Foundation at Wells Far­go Bank 365 Main St, Watertown or go to www.joegarassino.org.