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Sheriffs golf tournament raises $45K for boys lodge in Forsyth

FORSYTH COUNTY — The Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office and community members gathered recently to make a hole-in-one for charity.

Together with the Benjamin F. Brady Charitable Foundation, Forsyth County teed off the sixth annual Golfin’ for the Lodge Golf Tournament, raising more than $45,000 for the Bald Ridge Lodge.

The tournament, held at the Polo Golf and Country Club, welcomed 134 participants, according to Robin Regan, a spokesman for the sheriff’s office.

“I feel passionate about our youth in Forsyth County and am putting as many resources as possible behind programs to enrich our future generations,” said Forsyth County Sheriff Duane Piper.

Golfers donated $150 to play, which benefitted the nonprofit stabilization and assessment center in Forsyth that serves boys ages 12-18.

While at the lodge, the youth receive counseling, mentoring, community support and engagement in positive activities.

“We feel honored to have the support of Sheriff Piper and his team working on this event,” said Pam Bowman, Bald Ridge board chairwoman. “It certainly brought our event to a new level, and all the funds raised stay right here in our county.”