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By Jim Wallace - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) –The Albany Panthers football team switched from the civic center carpet to the golf course  to raise money for charity.

The first Putting with the panthers golf tournament teed off at the Riverpointe

Golf Club. 13 teams, each with an Albany Panther football player, teed off.

Defensive lineman Munir Muwwakkil  shows he has the power in his drive.

Many civic leaders, like Mayor Dr. Willie Adams and Congressman Sanford Bishop, joined in.

Albany Panthers General Manager Will Carter said "To get our players involved. And to meet with different business leaders. In the community, to get to know them a little bit better than just the football they are known for on the field."

The money raised  will go to the United Way and the Chamber of Commerce foundation.

The Panthers say they hope this is the first of many years hosting their charity golf tournament.

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