The restoration fund for J.C. Martin Golf Course in Erie continues to grow.
The Robert “Spider” Rutkowski Memorial Tournament at the 9-hole course on Aug. 19 originally raised $50,000 for the Phase 3 project of a practice facility to be built in 2014, and now is up to $61,000.
The first two phases, including irrigation, drainage and building of tees, and rebuilding greens featured over $260,ooo raised by groups such as the Western New York PGA, and the AJGA tournament held at the Kahkwa Club in 2011.
Jim Rutkowski Jr., General Manager of Industrial Sales & Mfg., one of the organizers of the Spider Rutkowski event, says that donations are still being accepted. Checks can be made out to the Erie Community Foundation, 459 West 6th, Erie, 16507.