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South Georgia Sheriffs gear up for 4th poker float & raft race

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Sheriff Dana Meade, Baker County Sheriff's Office Sheriff Dana Meade, Baker County Sheriff's Office
NEWTON, GA (WALB) -

Some South Georgia Sheriffs are teaming up to raise money for underprivileged kids.  Mitchell and Baker county Sheriffs offices will participate in the 4th annual poker float and raft race Saturday.

Participants will canoe or kayak down ten miles of the Flint River, or participate in a homemade raft race and pick up cards for a game of poker along the way.

 Organizers hope to raise up to $20,000.

"They're basically for underprivileged children.  We give them a stable home environment and send them to school.  And they're ran primarily from donations and fundraisers, so we're just trying to help them out," said Sheriff Dana Meade, Baker County Sheriff's Office. 

The day will include T-shirts, food, and live entertainment.

Registration begins at the Rocky Bend Flint River Retreat at 7am.  The raft race begins at 3pm.  Entry fees vary between the kayaking event and the raft race.

Meade said raft race participants will be competing for a Kindle. 

He said people who aren't able to attend the day, but want to make a donation to the Georgia Sheriffs Youth Homes can call the Baker County Sheriff's Office at (229)734-3003, or call the Mitchell County Sheriff's Office at (229)336-2030.

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