The event was held Oct. 19.
The Murphy-Harpst SUCCESS Center, to be located in Floyd County on Johns Mountain, will serve as a model for youth programs throughout the state and even the nation. At-risk youth will be referred to the facility from a five-county region. The center will then offer counseling and therapy for those referred as well as for their families.
Twenty-two teams took to the links, each paired with a celebrity player such as former Atlanta Falcons Fulton Kuykendahl and Jeff Yeates or former Atlanta Brave Tom Paciorek.
Featured were such items as baseballs signed by Atlanta Braves pitcher John Smoltz and third baseman Chipper Jones, an autographed jersey from Atlanta Falcon Mike Vick and a signed original artwork by legendary sports artist Leroy Nieman.
Area financial institutions, law offices and business leaders stepped forward in support of the children to serve as platinum sponsors for this year's tournament. Talley Insurance Services, River City Bank, Citizens First Bank, Heritage First Bank, United Community Bank and the First National Bank of Polk County along with Floyd Medical Center, Brown & Brown Insurance, Spears Mattress, Karen Nissen, PC, Fresh Floors, Hathaway Development, Fuddruckers, The Charles Supper Club, The Palmour Law Firm, Brinson, Askew, Berry, Seigler, Davis & Anderson, Whittington & Jones, CPA's, Central Electric, The First United Methodist Church, OTR Wheel Engineering, Dozier & Easterling, Charles Williams REIC, Wal-Mart East and Wal-Mart Cedartown were among those to join the battle to right the many wrongs thrown at the young lives served by Murphy-Harpst Childrens Centers.
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