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Tug-of-war contest for charity

The city of Hinesville will host its first-ever Tug of War Competition fundraiser on Nov. 18 at Bryant Commons, 438 W. Oglethorpe Hwy.

“We are so excited to be hosting this competition of strength,” Brittany Denney, organizer chair and the city’s public relations manager, said. “The event has already sparked the interest of area police and fire departments who plan on battling out some good-natured rivalry.”

Participants will compete in teams of five. Teams can be all men, all women or co-ed with all competing against each other. Participants under the age of 18 must be escorted by a parent or guardian and all players must sign a liability waiver. Trophies will be awarded to the top three teams.

To receive a discounted rate of $100 per team, team captains can register online team at Online registration closes on Nov. 16. Teams can be registered the day of the tug for $150 per team.

“Not only will this event provide something new and fun for Hinesville and beyond, but it also raises money for patients at Georgia Regional Hospital,” Denney said.

All of the proceeds will be contributed to the Mayors’ Motorcade Fund, which provides holiday gifts for patients of Georgia’s mental health hospitals as well as raises awareness of the needs of the patients of these facilities.

There are currently five regional mental health facilities in Georgia, serving some 3,200 Georgians. Last year, Hinesville raised more than $3,000 to contribute to this cause.

If you would like to contribute, call Holly Stevens at 912-876-3564. For more information about the tug-of-war, visit

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