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Dumphy memorial golf tournament to be held Sept. 8
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Joe Dumphy. - photo by For the Dawson County News
On June 27, 2015, Joe Dumphy, a rising sophomore at North Forsyth High School, was injured in a tragic car accident outside Chestatee Golf Club on Ga. 400. After a month of trying to recover, the 15-year-old and promising golf standout died on July 26, 2015, donating five vital organs so others could live. Dumphy’s parents, Charley and Deb Dumphy, along with his sister Olivia, started the Joe Dumphy Memorial Golf Scholarship (JDMGS), a 501(c)(3) charity that recognizes local college-bound high school seniors who emulate Dumphy’s character, citizenship, faith-based attitude and sense of giving. In the three years of its existence, the foundation has awarded more than $32,000 in scholarships. JDMGS is able to provide the scholarships due to the generosity of the community, fundraising efforts, family donations and the success of the memorial golf tournament held at Chestatee Golf Club in Dawsonville each year. Year after year, the golf tournament has grown from an original field of approximately 60 golfers to almost 80 the second year to over 90 last year. Organizers are hoping for a full field of 144 players this year, making this one of the major charitable tournaments in the area.