Thursday, August 30, 2012
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Gwinnett Daily Post
Mill Creek will host the Dr. Jim L. Markham Golf Classic on Nov. 6, a date change from the original plans, at Chateau Elan to honor Markham, an educator of 45 years who is retiring in December to battle cancer that recently came out of remission.
The tourney begins with a 7 a.m. breakfast and registration and a 9 a.m. shotgun start. The cost is $100 per player and sponsorships are available. An American Flag donation of $1 each also is an option to honor the military service of Markham, whose cancer is a direct result from Agent Orange exposure in Vietnam. He was first diagnosed with cancer 15 years ago.
Markham is the only principal in Mill Creek history. Prior to working at Mill Creek, he spent 10 years at Berkmar and nine at Parkview.
All proceeds from the tournament will benefit Relay for Life and cancer research. Registration is available through the Mill Creek High School Community School. For more information or questions, email Jerry_Arnold@comcast.net.