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Cody Hardage, a baseball player for the Johns Creek Gladiators, is just as good using a club as a bat. (click for larger version)
July 26, 2012JOHNS CREEK, Ga. – One of the largest fundraisers for North Fulton Community Charities teed off July 23 at the Country Club of the South in Johns Creek with nearly 150 golfers taking to the links to help the charity.
This is the fourth year of the "Swing into Action" fundraiser, and the second year at the Country Club of the South. A sold-out number of 144 golfers signed up for the event, said Vonda Malbrough, communications director of the NFCC.
"This tournament has increased every year, both in participation and money raised," she said.
Each hole on the course had sponsors and some had prizes – such as the 17th hole's hole-in-one contest hosted by Toyota South, where they were giving away a 2012 Camry to whomever made the shot.
The players all braved the warm, sunny day to help out the charity that exists to help others.
"This is the best golf tournament so far," said Barbara Duffy, executive director of the NFCC. "Everyone is here for a good cause and a good time."
NFCC Board member David Reddick said the group does amazing work on a daily basis.
"We help about 100 families a week," he said. "We give out nine tons of food a week and $1.2 million a year in financial aid."
"Swing into Action" is one of the three major fundraisers NFCC has during the year. Their next event is the "Rise and Run," Sept. 8, a 5K walk-run marathon at the Hembree Springs Elementary School.
For more on the NFCC, visit them online at www.nfcchelp.org.