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Golf tourney benefits sheriff's youth homes

Event Monday at Windermere

POSTED: September 29, 2012 12:31 a.m.

Golfers are invited to raise money for children in need Monday during the annual Sheriff Ted Paxton Golf Tournament at Windermere Golf Club in south Forsyth.

Registration opens at 9 a.m., followed by a shotgun start at 11 a.m., said Betty Connors, one of the event organizers.

“Anybody and everybody can come,” she said. “Anybody can come and sign up that morning.”

The format will be scramble. There will also be door prizes and a hole-in-one contest for a car.

Now in its 10th year, the tournament raises money for Georgia Sheriffs’ Youth Homes across the state.

According to the youth homes’ Web site, the purpose of the homes is give Georgia’s “most at-risk children the love, safety and structure needed to become mature, successful adults.”

“This is our yearly benefit for that,” Connors said. “[The homes] are for underprivileged and abused children and they help them out.”

Connors said last year the golf tournament drew more than 100 golfers and raised about $12,000 for the organization.

She hopes for a good turnout Monday.

“This year we just hope to raise as much as we can get,” she said. “The economy is still posing a bit of a problem, but I think we’ll do pretty good this year.”


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