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POSTED: May 31, 2011 10:00 a.m.
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BI golf coach Ken Griffin and Fred Mingledorff of Hinesville Ford stand by a Ford vehicle parked at the dealership. A car similar to the one shown will be awarded to the lucky player who hits a hole-in-one at the designated site during the Tiger Tee-Off Golf Tournament.

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The annual Tiger Tee-Off Golf Tournament, sponsored by the Harvey Overton Bradwell Boosters Club, is set for 1:30 p.m. June 11 at the Cherokee Rose Country Club in Hinesville. There still are slots available for teams and sponsorships. The fee is $50 per person and $200 per team in a four-person scramble format. Prizes will be awarded for first-, second- and third-place teams.
Tournament organizer and BI golf coach Ken Griffin said he is pleased with the development of the tournament, which benefits many of the athletic activities at the high school.
“This year, I have gained new sponsors and new teams participating in the tournament,” he said. “And, as I have always been proud to say, our traditional long-term supporters are participating again. We still need hole sponsors and invite everyone to consider entering a team in the tournament.”
Once again, Hinesville Ford will be giving away a car to a lucky player who hits the hole-in-one at the designated site during the tournament.
“Each year, we are fortunate to have Hinesville Ford provide a hole-in-one competition at the tournament,” Griffin said. “Fred (Mingledorff) does an awesome job. When I dropped by to see him about a week ago, he said ‘Coach, don’t worry, your information is right in the middle of my desk.’ As we entered his office, I saw it in a very prominent area on his desk. It is that type of support I know that I receive from all of the alumni of Bradwell Institute who yearly participate in the Tiger Tee-Off.”
BI football coach and Athletic Director Jim Walsh said the tournament helps the athletic programs that currently are strained from budget cuts.
“I want to thank everyone who has supported our athletics through the golf tournament in the past and especially this upcoming year,” he said. “We know times are hard for our community, but the businesses and alumni have done so much to support the athletics in all of Liberty County.”
The BI tennis team is just one program that partially is funded by the tournament.
“The tennis team is grateful for the funds that are provided to the tennis team each year from the tournament,” Tigers tennis coach Janet Reddick said. “Coach Griffin always asks for any needs that we may have and assures that our players have an enjoyable region and state tournament.”
To register teams, send first and last names of team members and the entry fee to Ken Griffin, 727 S. Main St. #99, Hinesville, Ga., 31313.
For more information, call Griffin at 478-494-2016, Ronnie Mobley at 876-5503 or email Griffin at kgriffin@liberty.k12.ga.us.

 

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