Golf tournament exceeds goal to benefit SCSO youth outreach

Sheriff Darrel Dix and Mike Leathers

Sheriff Darrell Dix presents a check for $10,000 to Mike Leathers for the Georgia Sheriff’s Youth Homes. Photo courtesy of the Spalding County Sheriff’s Office

Sheriff Darrell Dix presents a $3,500 check to, from left, Capt. Frank Clark, Officer D’Marquivius King, of the Griffin Police Department and Deputy Erica Vinson for the Griffin-Spalding County Explorer Post 3507. Photo courtesy of the Spalding County Sheriff’s Office

Sheriff Darrell Dix presents a $12,700 check to Capt. Frank Clark for the Spalding County Jr. Deputy Program. Photo courtesy of the Spalding County Sheriff’s Office

STAFF REPORT :::

The Spalding County Sheriff’s Office on Oct. 4 hosted the second annual Sheriff Darrell Dix Golf Tournament at Sun City Peachtree, with proceeds benefitting the Georgia Sheriff’s Youth Homes, Spalding County Jr. Deputy Program, the Griffin Police Department/Spalding County Sheriff’s Office Explorer Post 3507 and the Spalding County Sheriff’s Office Santa Sheriff Program.

This year’s tournament included 36 teams with a total of 144 players. The National Anthem was performed by Rebecca Howell, a contestant on last year’s season of “The Voice,” and Pastor Tim Conort, of Union Baptist Church led a prayer before the shotgun start.

“Last year’s tournament netted $22,956.55 and our goal this year was to top that mark. With the help of our tournament sponsors, players, and SCSO employees, the 2019 tournament netted $26,200.00,” Dix said. “Even in the blazing heat, we had a lively group of players that wholeheartedly support our youth outreach, and the Spalding County Sheriff’s Office. We can’t thank them, our sponsors, tournament contributors, Sun City Peachtree Golf Club, and the whole Spalding County community enough for their continued support. When you read the list of these supporters and businesses and you see them out and about, or visit one of their businesses, please let them know how much they are appreciated. Their efforts better the lives of our local youth through the Jr. Deputy and Explorer Programs, and youth across the state through the Georgia Sheriff’s Youth Homes.”

Tournament sponsors included Aramark, Edge’s Transport, Epic Amusement, Georgia Coach Lines, Johnson Enterprises, Legacy Commissary, Mowing With A Meaning, Ranew’s Outdoor Equipment, Farmers Insurance/Mashburn Agency, Huckaby’s, Noresco, B & P Bonding, Comprehensive Program Services, Digital Ally Inc., Hospital Discount Drugs, Speedway Ford, Virgil L. Brown & Associates, A & B Auto Salvage Inc., Allen Harris Rentals, Geaux Tigers, GTW Enterprises LLC, IC Solutions, Internal Medicine, Ja-Cor International Inc., Knapheide Truck Equipment Company, Norcom Inc., Perdue’s Paint & Body Shop Inc., PetroSouth Inc., Rebecca Bishop-Health Coach, South Central Timber Harvesting, Tammy M. Griner, Attorney At Law PC, Tatum Tree Care, Jordan Mitchell, A-1 Automotive Repair, Amy Dunham/Edward Jones Investments, Anytime Bail Bonding, ATN Inc., Betsill Siding & Roofing, Big Jim’s Wing Shack, Buffalo’s, Cabin Creek Golf Inc., Chapman Slices Inc., Complete Auto Repair Service I, Conner Westbury Funeral Home, Cramer & Peavy Attorneys At Law, Curry’s Collision Center, Dana Safety Supply, Deputy Coroner Betty Honey, Law Office of Donald F. Hawbaker, E Pawn, Eternal Hope Healthcare, Fosters Fire Extinguishers, Freeman Foods Inc., Full Service Inc., Gossett Services, Griffin Daybreak Rotary Club, Griffin Home Care Inc., Hammond Services Inc., JAG Probation, James R. Dutton PC, Janice Stewart, Joseph E. Griggers, Judge Josh W. Thacker, Liberty Technology, Maddox & Harding LLC, Magusiak, Morgan & Brown LLP, Maxi-Lube Inc., Mike’s Service Center & Wrecker Service, Moody-Daniel Funeral Home, National Brake & Muffler, Patrick Shepherd Solicitor General, Pet Cremations of Georgia, Phillips Heating & Air, Rapid Bonding Company, RDY Express LLC Trucking, Rooks, Waltz, Jackson & Esary Inc., Shepherd Law Offices LLC, Southside Safe Lock & Door LLC, Spalding County Baliffs, T & T Uniforms South, The Bass Station, The Oink Joint BBQ, The Sellers Law Firm LLC, The Southern Credit Union, Town & Country Flower Shop, United Bank, Vaughn Tree Service, William & Jackie Wilson, Wynn’s Pharmacy, John Scott, A Reid Turner Attorney At Law, Food Depot S. Hill, Beck, Owen & Murray Attorneys At Law, Loudoun Communications Inc., Southside Steel Inc., Griffith’s Drive-In, Tim’s Chicken Shack, O’Reilley Auto Parts, O’Charley’s, Serendipity, Jenny’s Nails, Minit Car Wash, Margo’s Restaurant, Academy Sports, Red Dog Outfitters, The Pirate Deck, Southern Pit Bar-B-Que, Dry Falls, Sock Shoppe/Kids Shoppe, Louise’s Cafeteria, LongHorn Steakhouse, Sweet Southern Salvage Antiques & Boutique, The Cotton Mill, High Cotton Low Tide, Griffin Dog House, Tractor Supply, Bumper to Bumper, Pasleigh’s Corner Boutique, Franklin & Rosemary, Loyal-Nichole’s Boutique, Home Depot, State Farm/Sheron Wood, NAPA, Claxton Hobbs Pharmacy, Barnstormer’s, Anna’s Attic, DeAndre Smith, The Chicken House, Sun City Peachtree Golf Club, Lowe’s, Rita’s Jewelry Pawn & Gifts and Ed’s Public Safety.

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