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FITZGERALD, GA (WALB) -
Some kids in Fitzgerald had a very memorable morning at the first Points of Light golf tournament. This charity golf tournament for the Boys and Girls club is a little different.
The kids who will benefit from the money got to play with adults.
On this morning in Fitzgerald, golf was just a way for adults to mentor kids, and kids to also mentor adults
"So, how many years have you been playing?," said Alex Gordon. "About 35, I guess," Andy Vaughn replied.
"Who is the best American golfer?," asked Gordon." Probably Tiger Woods right now," said Vaughn.
Organizers wanted to help the Boys and Girls club which has been struggling financially.
"We have had such response from this community," said Rick Wood with Fletcher Oil Company. "All of these kids today have had a ball. The adults have had a great time as well."
That great time was made even better when this check donation pushed the total money going to the Boys and Girls club to more than $10,000. It will help the club do more in Fitzgerald.
"We are trying to make it grow," said Earl Brown, Fitzgerald Boys and Girls Club director. "We are just trying to take it to the next level as far as getting things we need inside of the club. We are working on field trips and doing things in the community."
That community was evident in the adults, and also the kids.
It was a morning that left smiles on the faces of sponsors, kids, and adults, and it looks like that will last a while.
"You just get a warm feeling inside knowing that they are happy, the adults are happy, and the community is happy," Brown said.
The bond between golf partners went a little bit further Tuesday.
Organizers were thrilled with raising more than $10,000. They hope to make the tournament an annual event.