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Birdies by Eagles putts 24 hours straight for the Boy Scouts

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WATERLOO (KWWL) - Players hit the halfway mark Thursday morning in the 24-hour Birdies by Eagles golf tournament in Waterloo.

The third annual fundraiser benefits the Boy Scouts, and kicked off at 5 p.m. Wednesday night.

Last year, the outing raised roughly $30,000 for the organization. Boy Scout officials say they hope to raise $30,000 to $50,000 this year.

All Birdies by Eagles proceeds go toward the Boy Scouts Winnebago Council, covering 17 eastern Iowa counties and about 2,500 Boy Scouts.

Four teams play in this year's tournament, and pledge certain dollar amounts for every birdie scored. The tournament's progress can be tracked at www.birdiesbyeagles.org. People can give monetary donations to the team of their choice online as well.

The teams' last round of golf takes place at 1 p.m. Thursday in conjunction with the Timeless Values golf tournament, another annual Boy Scout fundraiser that began in 2010.

Golfers will complete their 24 hours on the course around 5 p.m. Thursday.
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