Date: October 3, 2001 "For Immediate Release"
To: News Media
From: Sheriff Lawrence W. Crow, Jr.
Media Contact:

Aaron Flint, (863) 534-6377 or 502-8262 pager

COPS Golf Tournament to Benefit Polk County Children and the Elderly

The Polk County Sheriff's Office will be sponsoring a 4-man scramble golf tournament at the Ridgewood Lakes Golf and Country Club on Hwy 27, north of Haines City on Saturday, October 6, 2001.  The tournament will begin at 8 a.m.

Thirty-six 4-man teams, most of which represent local corporations, will test their golfing skills in an effort to raise money for the Polk County Sheriff's Office Community Oriented Policing (COPS) program

The Polk County Sheriff's Office, in coordination with the Polk County Board of County Commissioners, local communities, and the federal government, operate Community Oriented Policing (COPS) units throughout unincorporated Polk County.  The COPS deputies work to improve the relationship between law enforcement and the public, and the quality of life for underprivileged children and elderly citizens of Polk County.

Several corporate sponsors also have donated items that will be auctioned off at noon on Saturday.  All proceeds from the golf tournament and silent auction will help buy Christmas presents for underprivileged children and elderly members of the community. 

Donations of new unwrapped toys and teddy bears will be accepted at the tournament. If an individual can not attend the tournament, but would like to make a donation, contact Sam McGuirt at 863-534-6363.

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