Cops for Tots golf tournament is major fundraiser

Published on Thursday, September 15, 2011

The Greer Police Department is registering for its Cops for Tots golf tournament scheduled Oct. 4 at the Greer Country Club. Lunch is provided and a shotgun start is at 1 p.m.  The tournament is the primary fundraiser for Cops for Tots that makes available Christmas gifts for underprivileged children in the Greater Greer are.
“It's been difficult to maintain Cops for Tots during the down economy, but local businesses and individuals have made this as much a community program as a police program," Greer Police Chief Dan Reynolds said.  "Anyone who has seen the face of a child who realizes he or she will have a gift for Christmas Day understands just how important that generosity is."
Registration for the four-person captain's choice tournament is $300 per foursome. Prizes will be given for the top teams, closest to the pin winner and drawings.
Tournament sponsors are being sought. Call Brandon McMahan at 848-2187 or email [email protected].
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