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Aug 15, 2012 12:19 PM by Faye DeHoff

Disabled Firefighters golf tournament this Saturday

TUCSON - The 7th Annual Mark Paris Disabled Firefighters Golf Tournament is set for this Saturday, August 18th.

The tournament is named after Captain Mark Paris, who after more than 22 years of service on the Tucson Fire Department, was diagnosed with Sarcoidosis.

This debilitating illness left Paris unable to perform his duties as a Firefighter. The illness is becoming more common among firefighters, due to the long term exposure to many hazardous materials. But it is not considered a 'presumptive illness' in the fire service and therefore does not qualify for a full medical retirement.

Seven years ago, Tucson Firefighters united together and created this tournament to raise money to help Mark and his family pay for his extensive medical bills. After such a great success the Southern Arizona Disabled FireFighters (SADFF) was created to help other firefighters who have become ill or disabled while working for the fire service. Since its inception, the tournament has become the largest player- participated golf tournament in the city.

The tournament will be held this Saturday at the Hilton El Conquistador Country Club at 10700 N La Canada Drive.
There is a 9 a.m. shotgun start.

For more information please contact:
Andy Stead 520-403-8842 Station 20 B Shift 520-791-4907, adstead129@hotmail.com or
Rich Gebben 520-404-4208 Station 5, C Shift 520-791-5530 rgebben1@comcast.net
Also on the net at: www.SADFF.com

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