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JCPD recruiting golfers, sponsors for Special Olympics tournament April 21

March 27, 2014

Special Olympics Golf TournamentJohns Creek Police are conducting a citywide round-up of all golfers who want to play their favorite sport and benefit Special Olympics Georgia at its annual tournament April 21 at St. Ives Country Club in Johns Creek.

Registration for individuals and teams ends April 14, and costs $125 per person or $500 for a team of four. Sponsorships are also available from $250 to $5,000. Sponsorship pledges should be received by April 7.

The tournament is part of the JCPD's annual participation in the non-profit's Law Enforcement Torch Run, which raises money to serve more than 23,000 Georgians with intellectual disabilities.

"I never get tired of seeing the happiness and sense of achievement on the face of one of these special athletes when they get a medal," said JCPD Maj. John Clifton. "Most Special Olympics athletes don't participate in sports like other people so they miss out on a life experience most of us take for granted. People and sponsors participating in the tournament help these athletes have that experience."

The tournament is an 18-hole, 4-man scramble format. Registration includes green fees and cart, range balls, box lunch, buffet dinner, awards and prizes. Prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place teams, Closest to the Pin, Longest Drive, and Putting contests.

The St. Ives golf course was designed by Tom Fazio, who holds the most credits on Golf Digest's list of America's 100 Greatest Golf Courses, Golfweek's collection of America's Best.

For more information about playing in the 2013 JCPD Special Olympics Golf Tournament or JCPD's fundraising for Special Olympics Georgia, contact Major Clifton at 678-474-1580.

What: A golf tournament to benefit Special Olympics Georgia
Who: Johns Creek Police
When: April 21
Where: St. Ives Country Club, Johns Creek
Cost: $125 per person or $500 for a team of four. Sponsorships available from $250 to $5,000.