There’s still room for folks to wedge their way into an event aimed at raising some green for Georgia youth.
The seventh annual Forsyth County Sheriff Ted Paxton Golf Tournament is set for Monday at the Olde Atlanta Golf Club, with an 11 a.m. shotgun start.
Proceeds from benefit the Georgia Sheriff’s Youth Homes.
Sheriff’s Capt. Frank Huggins said openings remain for about 12 individuals and three groups of four.
“We’re looking forward to some great golf weather,” Huggins said. “We moved the date back to October so we can avoid the September heat.”
Huggins said the charity has been around more than 50 years and serves boys and girls at five different locations across Georgia.
“These are children who are unwanted and unloved and the purpose of the youth homes is to provide a warm, loving home where they can grow up into adulthood and become useful citizens in society,” he said.
Huggins said children in the homes are fully supported by the charity, which has put some through medical school.
Lunch and a barbecue dinner will be provided at the tournaments.
Huggins said local merchants have donated door prizes, including a new car that will be awarded for a hole in one.
“We’re looking forward to a great turnout and a good time,” Huggins said.