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Thomasville golf tournament helps orphans

THOMASVILLE, GA (WALB) -

By LeiLani Golden - bio | email

THOMASVILLE, GA (WALB) –Some special children benefited from a golf tournament Monday at Thomasville's Glen Arven Country Club.

The Open Door Adoption Agency hosted the "Build Families from the Fairway" Charitable Golf Tournament.

Proceeds from the tournament will be used to help orphaned children find permanent families through initiating hosting programs and mission trips to orphanages.

"It's such an important issue," says Margaret Miller and Mary Beth Goodwin, organizers of the golf tournament and employees of the Open Door Adoption Agency. 

"We have so many children in this world without parents. One of the great things about the hosting program is that even if a child isn't adopted after being hosted, they still learn about their Heavenly Father and know that he'll always be there for them."

Organizers of the golf tournament say some of the money raised today will fund a trip to a Russian orphanage in November.

If you'd like more information on adoption or hosting programs, visit the Open Door Adoption Agency's website here.

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