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By Alicia Eakin - bio | email

September 16, 2008

VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) - Celebrities and community leaders in Valdosta teed off Tuesday for a good cause.

They are participating in a charity golf tournament to raise money for Alzheimer's research.

Nearly two dozen teams are playing. Among the players is Nashville recording artist Colt Ford.

"It's a fantastic cause. I've dealt with it in my family so I'm excited to be here. Valdosta's been real supportive of me and my career and I'm just real happy to be here," Ford says.

"We need to do something about it. We need to raise awareness and as much money as we can. There are a lot of drugs and a lot of companies on the cutting edge so are happy something will break through soon," adds tournament organizer Chuck Roberts.

Tournament organizers hope to make this an annual event.