Golf tournament held for Cynthiana man battling cancer

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - Friends, family and coworkers gathered at the Brook Golf Club to help a Cynthiana man battling esophageal cancer.

"This is our second year, it's just a bunch of guys getting together for charity to help out a fellow team member," says Lowell Cheetam, one of Frank Poteet's coworkers.

Poteet was diagnosed with esophageal cancer more than a year ago. Friends gathered at the golf course on Saturday to raise money to help pay for Poteet's treatments. He says it's a gesture that leaves him speechless.

"It just, it amazes me every time I look around - I see them all out here and they brought their family members, they've brought their relatives, people from out of town, everywhere and for them to come together like this, it really tears me up," Frank Poteet says.

Prizes like a new set of golf clubs and gift certificates were donated and given away during the golf tournament.

Poteet tells WKYT that his battle with cancer is "getting better" and that it's an aggressive cancer that he and his family need to stay on top of.

Poteet and his family say they appreciate the golf tournament because it shows how much the community cares.

"I mean, I just can't tell you how much this means to me. I mean, it brings tears to me eyes that all these people - and it's not just people playing golf - it's other people coming into support and other people all coming together," Poteet says. "Family, friends and coworkers that want to show me how much they love me and how much they want to help."

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