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Golf tournament fundraiser planned for Hlinsky family

We Got Your Back, a local support group for law enforcement and emergency personnel, is hosting a golf tournament fundraiser for the family of Steven "Beaver" Hlinsky.

Hlinsky, a Forada firefighter and first responder for 28 years, died May 13, eight days after an assault in Forada.

The 1430 Beaver Cup golf tournament and silent auction will take place on Saturday, Aug. 11, at the Geneva Golf Course in Alexandria. Registration is from 1 to 2:15 p.m., with a shotgun start at 2:30 p.m. Registration is due by Saturday, Aug. 4. To register, visit the "1430 Beaver Cup" page on the We Got Your Back website,

The silent auction will start at 5:30 p.m. with a meal set to begin at 6 p.m. Organizers noted that this is a community event and people are welcome to join in the meal even if they don't want to golf. A free-will offering will be accepted.

The purpose of the event, according to organizers, is to honor the memory of Hlinsky and help his two children, Dominic and Abby, with expenses they have incurred, including funeral costs and medical bills.

For questions about the tournament or other fundraising opportunities, contact Kevin Guenther at 320-815-6631.

Celeste Edenloff

Celeste is a reporter for the Alexandria Echo Press and has lived in the Alexandria Lakes Area since 1997. She first worked for the Echo Press as a reporter from 1999 to 2011, and returned in June 2016 to report on the community she calls home. Besides writing articles for the Echo Press, she has a blog, “Newspaper Girl on the Run.” Celeste is on a continuous healthy living journey and loves to teach bootcamp fitness classes and run. She has participated in more than 200 races with her husband, Al, covering the 5K, 10K, 10-mile and half-marathon (13.1 mile) distances.

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