Police golf fundraiser set for Sept. 15

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MILTON, Ga. — This year, the Milton Police Department’s second annual golf invitational will be held at the Atlanta National Golf Club.

Last year’s inaugural event raised about $23,000 for a new K-9 officer, but the department hopes to raise about $50,000 this year.

“This year, we’re raising money for the Milton Police Benevolent Fund,” said Community Outreach Officer Ara Baronian. “The fund provides financial support to officers and their families in crisis.”

He said the fund would provide resources and financial support to the families of fallen officers and those injured in the line of duty.

“It’s the first year for the fund,” Baronian said. “So we’d like to be able to reach our fundraising goal.”

The event will kick off with a shotgun start at 9 a.m. on the 18-hole course, 350 Tournament Players Drive in Alpharetta.

“We’ll have breakfast and a late lunch for participants,” Baronian said. “And great prizes and raffles from companies in the area.”

Last year, about 114 golfers showed up to play and more than 30 businesses donated prizes.

“Our first tournament was a great success and we’re hoping this year will be even better,” Baronian said.

The scramble-style tournament is $125 for single players and $500 for a group of four.

To register, visit www.cityofmiltonga.org or call 678-242-2570.

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