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Golf tournament aids Jesse's House
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Forsyth County News

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Those interested in attending the second annual Jesse’s House golf tournament should visit for a registration form. For more information, e-mail Lisa Burke at

There’s still time to register for a fundraiser golf tournament benefitting Jesse’s House.

The shelter for girls in need is holding the tournament Oct. 10 at Laurel Springs Golf Club in south Forsyth.

But those interested in attending the tournament are asked to register by Sept. 21, said Lisa Burke, an organizer of the event.

Jesse’s House serves girls ages 7 to 17 who have been removed from their homes. The girls hail from across north Georgia.

The main mission of Jesse’s House is to serve the girls, who are typically referred from the Department of Family and Children Services or the Department of Juvenile Justice.

It provides a safe house until permanent placement is found or the girls are reunited with their families.

Burke said she and other tournament organizers are hoping for a strong showing.

"This is the second annual Jesse’s House golf tournament and this is the main fundraiser for the year," Burke said. "We would like to see 120 players."

The registration fee is $200 per player or $800 for a foursome.

Burke said the price includes lunch, dinner, a silent auction and raffle prizes.

The tournament will begin with check-in at 10 a.m. A shotgun start follows at 11 a.m.

Burke said she hopes many will attend the tournament to learn more about Jesse’s House.

"I think there needs to be more awareness that there are shelters like this and that these girls need different types of help to give them an opportunity to have somewhat of a normal childhood," she said.