While August sounds like a long way off, volunteers, staff and community members are already working hard to make sure the 2020 American Cancer Society Golf Tournament of Allen County is a big success. I am pleased to share with you that this year the tournament will be held to celebrate the life of Vince Koza.

Vince was a hometown broadcasting celebrity. He moved to Lima, Ohio in 1980 to begin working at WLIO-TV. He became the sports anchor and director, working at TV-35 for 27 1/2 years. In 2007 Vince was honored with a selection to the Associated Press Hall of Fame - one of his many accolades, honors, and awards. "The Koz" began hosting his Saturday morning "Sportstalk with Koza" radio show, which had its home at various radio stations throughout the years. In July 2008, he left television and began working full-time at 93.1, The Fan, where he became the sports marketing director, high school football and basketball play-by-play announcer, and continued hosting the popular "Sportstalk with Koza."

Mark your calendar and plan to join us on Monday, August 3 as we kick off the golf season, and, support the American Cancer Society and celebrate the life of Vince. We hope you will consider supporting this wonderful event this year. Your generous assistance and participation in the Golf Tournament of Allen County helps the American Cancer Society save lives and end suffering from cancer.