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High school golfer donates money to ASAC to honor brother

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Published: Dec. 14, 2017 at 9:39 PM CST
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A Prairie High School student spent his last golf season trying to make something positive out of a personal tragedy.

On Thursday, he donated a large check to the Area Substance Abuse Council, or ASAC.

Ian Johnston lost his brother Seth to a heroin overdose in October of 2016. He decided to take his grief and help others battling addiction.

Seth Carnicle was 23 when he died. He battled addiction and spent some time recovering at ASAC.

"It's just a terrible epidemic right now," Johnston said.

He partnered with the American Junior Golf Association and started getting donations through birdies on the golf course. He raised $13,640.

Half going to the AJGA, the other half presented to ASAC.

"Prairie made state for the first time ever and we have to think that Seth had a lot to do with help us get there so it's been a long year a very humbling year but we're trying to make the best out of a tragic situation," Ian's father Jeff Johnston said.

Ian plans to not only continue his golf career, but also continue raising money to fight substance abuse.