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Sheriff's golf tournament pays to keep vital programs

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By Jennifer Emert - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) –  Supporters of the Dougherty County Sheriff's Office had a little fun Friday to raise money for crime prevention programs.

The Sheriff's office held its first Building Unity in the Community golf tournament at Riverpoint Country Club. Sheriff Kevin Sproul said he met his goal of 24-teams for the tournament. With the county's tight budget, crime prevention programs were cut out, but Sproul says they provide a valuable service.

"We're going to take the proceeds from this tournament and put them towards our crime prevention and intervention unit that we have, that's our youth prevention unit that goes out and teaches character education programs and does mentoring and tutoring," said Dougherty County Sheriff Kevin Sproul.

That unit also conducts summer camps and the shop with the sheriff program. The tournament had 28-sponsors and is expected to raise as much as $5,000.

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