|Congratulations to this year's championship team!
58 compete in 2014 D.A.R.E. Scramble...
Broken Bow golfers take top prize
Four golfers from Broken Bow, Brian Hogg, Dustin Marten, Mitchell Gottschalk and Tyler Holcomb,
took top honors and a $250 cash prize Saturday in the 21st Annual D.A.R.E.
The foursome finished first in the Championship Flight among a field of 58 golfers at the Broken Bow Country Club,
where on-again, off-again rain showers didn’t put a damper on the fundraiser for the Custer County Drug Abuse Resistance
First place team in First Flight, Chris Wickham, John Sennett, Brad Parliament and Ira Spanel, won the $200 cash
place team in Second Flight, Jeff Rogers and sons, Aaron and Alec, and Clint Elwood, donated their $150 prize money back to
the D.A.R.E. Program.
D.A.R.E. instructors, Custer County Sheriff Dan Osmond and Broken Bow Police Captain Dan Hanson, said all proceeds
from the tournament and many generous donations from area businesses and individuals go directly to the program which has
been bringing D.A.R.E. classes to area fifth and sixth graders since 1990. Both instructors voiced their appreciation for
this year’s outstanding support.
In the photo
at left: Sheriff Dan Osmond (far left) congratulates top golfers, (from left of him) Dustin Marten, Tyler Holcomb, Mitchell
Gottschalk and Brian Hogg, at the 21st Annual D.A.R.E. Golf Scramble on Saturday at the Broken
Bow Country Club. Osmond presented the $250 cash prize to the team, which took first place honors in the Championship Flight.
Instructors reach students across
Custer County law enforcement officers bring Drug Abuse Resistance Education to students across the county.
Capt. Dan Hanson of the Broken Bow Police Department teaches classes in Broken Bow.
Sheriff Dan Osmond of the Custer County Sheriff's Office instructs students from Anselmo-Merna, Ansley, Arnold, Callaway
What is D.A.R.E.?
Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) is a program for young students, instructed by uniformed
law enforcement officers. D.A.R.E. instructors work with students to raise their self-esteem, teach them how to make decisions
on their own and help them identify positive alternatives to drugs.
Since 1990, Broken Bow Police Department and Custer County Sheriff's Office have brought the D.A.R.E. Program to
approximately 300 fifth and sixth graders in the county each year.
In Broken Bow, the program involves three classes of fifth graders at Custer Elementary School, averaging 75 to 80 total students
per year. Following the 10- week program, students celebrate completion of the class with D.A.R.E. graduation and
a Lock-In Party that further reinforces peer acceptance of a drug-free lifestyle.