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Golfers swing for a cause today

Today golfers from throughout the tri-county will team up to help raise money for two great causes, children and public servants.

Players will tee off at 1 p.m. in the sixth annual CenturyTel Pro-Law-Am four-man scramble at the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail at Cambrian Ridge, which benefits the Butler County Child Advocacy Center and the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge No. 39.

The Child Advocacy Center is a place where children that were victims of abuse can go for counseling and treatment services. The FOP is an organization for outstanding police officers. Funds raised in the tournament will help offset some of the cost of both.

Greenville Police Department Sgt. Justin Lovvorne and member of the FOP, who serves as a tournament organizer, said most of the money raised is used to help the children.

&uot;This is something we have done for six or seven years,&uot;

Lovvorne said in an interview earlier this month. &uot;For the last couple we have teamed up with the Butler County Children’s Advocacy Center. We’re basically raising money for them.&uot;

Golfers participating in the tournament will also enjoy a dinner and awards ceremony following the event.

The tournament is set up for law enforcement and the general public. There will be separate prizes for the winners of each division.

Awards will also be given for the players who hit the longest drive and put their ball closest to the hole on designated holes.

Look in Saturday’s Advocate for a story on the tournament

and results.