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Golf tournament raises money for local charities

By Jade Bulecza - bio | email

VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) - Golfers are teeing off for a good cause on Thursday at the Valdosta Country Club.  

It's the Sixth Annual Doug Henderson III Golf Tournament.

Doug Henderson was just 27 years old when passed away with a rare form of soft tissue cancer.

Since then, family and friends have established a memorial fund to raise money for local charities and scholarships. 

 The money raised goes to charities including Langdale Hospice at South Georgia Medical Center, and the Boys and Girls Club. 

"He was just such a fighter and he just left us with these memories," said Beverly Henderson, Doug's mom. "He was just unbelievable the way he took his illness."

Some of the prizes to be auctioned off include painting from local artists, a Randall Godfrey football jersey, college football tickets, a guitar signed by Reba McIntyre and even a house boat.

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