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August 19, 2010

Firefighters to host MDA charity golf tourney

Money raised will be donated to local muscular dystrophy cause

MILLEDGEVILLE — Local firefighters are teaming up for a second annual charity golf tournament for the Muscular Dystrophy Association in October.

The event, which is being held at the Little Fishing Creek Golf Course in Milledgeville beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 2, is a joint effort between the Milledgeville Fire Department and Baldwin County Fire Rescue.

The event was successful last year and firefighters are hoping to have just as much success this year, said Baldwin County Firefighter and Spokesman Brandon Barth.

“It went pretty good last year,” he said. “I believe we raised just under $6,000 last year. We’re looking forward to having some returning people, and hopefully through word of mouth, we’ll have some new people.”

Firefighters and fire departments across the country have helped raise money for MDA for more than 50 years, he said, and the golf tournament is being held in conjunction with a “Fill the Boot” drive for MDA that will be held Labor Day weekend.

Barth said those interested in helping fill the boot should look for firefighters at major intersections and at Walmart Labor Day weekend.

Potential participants interested in signing up for the golf tournament should call Baldwin County Fire Rescue at (478) 445-4421 to register for the event.

Registration is $30 if participants sign up before Sept. 24 and $100 after that day, a press release states.

Donated prizes will be given for first, second and third place from each flight, and prizes will also be awarded for the two longest drives and the three closest to the pin.

Firefighters are also looking for additional sponsors for the event, said Barth, which are available for $50 for a t-shirt sponsor and $100 for a tee sign sponsor.

Barth thanked sponsors that participated in the event last year including Serenity Spa, 119 Chops, Magnolia State Bank, Bedrock Mulch & More, Citizens of Georgia Power, Vought Aircraft, SunTrust Bank, Legacy at Sinclair, Quinn Pest Control, Customs by Clark, Exchange Bank and Southside Tire and Brake.

The event is a fun way to help out with a good cause, he said.

“Last year’s event was a lot of fun, and we encourage people to come out and have a great time for a good cause,” said Barth in a press release. “All of the money raised will stay in Baldwin County to help families that are affected by muscular dystrophy.”  

To become a sponsor or to play in the tournament, call Baldwin County Fire Rescue at (478) 445-4421, Jeff Miller at (478) 414-4030, Walter Peeler at (478) 451-9341 or Tony Waller at (478) 454-8363.

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