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Golf tournament raises scholarship money for Albany area young men

5 young Albany area men received scholarships Saturday morning, to go to college. (Source: Ronald Burke) 5 young Albany area men received scholarships Saturday morning, to go to college. (Source: Ronald Burke)
Terron Hayes. (Source: WALB) Terron Hayes. (Source: WALB)
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

Saturday morning five young men from the Albany area received scholarships to go to college. 

It's part of the Purple and Gold Golf Tournament. 

For 25 years the men of Omega Psi Phi have held this tournament. 

Golfers from all over the city join to raise money for these young men. 

The Omega Psi Phi local Grad Chapter President says this sets a good example for the recipients in the long run.

"Our recipients their response was awesome. We have a young man that's going to Georgia Southern, we have a young man that's going to FAMU. So our recipients are very excited to be out here early Saturday morning, you know being out of school, these guys show up very anxious, eager, and excited," said Terron Hayes. 

Each recipient received $1000.

Next year the organization plans to recruit more money and young men to receive the scholarships.

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