tioga-county.JPGOwego, N.Y. - Dixon Golf, manufacturers of the first high performance eco-friendly golf balls, will sponsor the Fallen Firefighters Memorial Golf Tournament on Saturday, June 8, 2013 at The Links at Hiawatha Landing in Apalachin, NY (www.hiawathalinks.com Owego Fire Department is hosting this inaugural tournament in tribute to Owego Fallen Firefighter Matt Porcari. "Due to the recent tragedy in our community, we felt we had to do something special in his honor," says John Loftus, co-chairman of the Firefighters Memorial Golf Tournament. Dixon Golf helps charities raise additional funds at their golf tournaments. In addition, Dixon Golf is providing an Amateur Endorsement Package for one lucky golfer participating in the charity event. "It is in our foremost interest to help the Owego Fire Department in their efforts to build a strong and healthy community," says Dixon Golf's President William Carey. Cost for the tournament is $320 per team ($80 per person).  Make checks payable to: OFD Fallen Firefighters Golf Tournament.  Entry fee includes greens fees & carts, 1 complimentary greens fee per person, buffet with beer and soda, coffee/juice/bagels before morning round, burgers & dogs before afternoon round and lots of prizes.   Registration Deadline May 4.  The tournament is open to all men, women and youth.   Total Number of Teams - 60.   The funds raised from the tournament will support scholarships for graduating Owego Free Academy seniors pursing further education. Funds raised will also support the operating costs for the state-of-the-art Owego Fire Training Facility. To join the tournament, please contact John Loftus at jloftus1@stny.rr.com  or 607-759-9420. Dixon Golf, a Tempe, Ariz. based company, is the world's only manufacturer of a high performance, eco-friendly family of golf balls. Borne from a desire to limit its impact on the environment, from core to cover, from packaging to production, Dixon Golf is setting a new standard in environmental consciousness. Dixon Golf believes in being socially responsible and donated more than $400,000 to charities in 2012. The Dixon family of golf balls is distributed internationally and conforms to USGA standards. For more information about Dixon Golf, please visit dixongolf.com.  For more info, contact Stephen Woodford at swoodford@dixongolf.com