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Lopez named honorary Sheriff

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By Jim Wallace - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) –The Georgia Sheriff's Association gives Albany's Nancy Lopez one of its highest honors, making her a lifetime honorary member.

Dougherty County Sheriff Kevin Sproul and former sheriff Jamil Saba presented the Golf Hall of Famer with her badge Tuesday.

Lopez has hosted golf fund raisers for several years to raise money for the Georgia Sheriff's Association's five youth homes, where more than 100 neglected and abused children live.

Lopez said "In athletics, I think a lot of professional athletes need to take on that opportunity to help other people. Charities, kids, anything they can do."

Last year's Georgia Sheriff's Association golf tournament raised $61,000 for the youth homes.

Sheriff Sproul said the children homes have lost most state funding and depend on contributions like those from Lopez to stay open.

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