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Tourney aids youth homes
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Teams are still forming for the second annual Georgia Jail Association’s charity golf tournament at Chestatee Golf Club on April 4.

 

The tournament, organized by First Lt. Frank Sosebee of the Dawson County Sheriff’s Office, will benefit the Georgia Sheriff’s Youth Homes, which provide residential care for more than 160 children on five campuses across the state.

 

Sosebee spent a weekend at one of the home’s last September. He called the experience “tremendous.”

 

“The kids were super, well mannered. They go to school. They go to church. They work on this huge farm, so they’re getting to see some things that a lot of kids probably wouldn’t be able to see,” Sosebee said. “That will touch your heart to see these young men. The sheriff’s youth homes are very special, and I understand why the sheriffs in Georgia support this.”

 

Sosebee said fundraisers like the golf tournament help the association with the heavy costs in running the homes.

 

Tournament play kicks off at 10 a.m. with a shotgun start. Breakfast, lunch and range balls are included in the $100 per person entry fee.

 

Format for play is four player teams, hitting best ball.

 

Prizes will be awarded for first, second and third place.

 

Mulligans, limited to four per player, are available for $5 each. Entry deadline is April 1.

 

For more information, call Sosebee at (706) 344-3535.

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