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Thousands Putt for Charity in Bar Stool Open

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Saturday marked the fifteenth annual Bar Stool Open in Erie, packing nearly all the downtown bars well before noon.

It's rounds of mini-golf and drinks, all for charity. Proceeds benefit MECA, a local organization that helps adults and children with disabilities.

Teams kick in $100, or $25 per individual, and costumes cost extra.

Nearly 2,000 people joined in on the fun on Saturday, bar-hopping from 26th street all the way down to the bay.

"It's great. I mean, that's really at the end of the day what it's all for, it's for charity. And it gives you a great excuse to come out early in the winter outside, have a good time with some friends, and give some money to the kids," said Chad Lossie, on his consecutive Bar Stool Open with his fellow Penn State Behrend alum and teammates.

Organizers are still tallying this year's numbers, but last year's Open raised more than $40,000 for MECA.

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