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Golf tournament helps children in need

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AMERICUS, GA (WALB) -

An annual golf tournament is helping children around the state who need a good home.

For nearly 30 years area law enforcement agencies have hosted a golf tournament in Americus to help fund programs, like the Georgia Sheriff's Youth Ranch in Hahira, which raises children who otherwise wouldn't have a good home.

More than 50 law enforcement teams hit the greens to show their support today.

"You can only imagine raising a child what it costs everyday, and all these fundraisers is what helps pay for this," said Sumter County Sheriff Pete Smith. "Without these things it would be very difficult to maintain these things."

Each each the tournament raises between $60,000 to $80,000 for children's expenses including clothing and food, and any medical costs.

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