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Swing for Re-Entry tourney helps those released from prison
Tournament is Saturday at Taylor's Creek
Swing for Re-Entry

The Liberty County Re-Entry Coalition will host its third annual Swing for Re- Entry Charity Golf Tournament Saturday at Fort Stewart’s Taylors Creek Golf Course.

“Over the last 18 months, the Coalition’s SOAR Re-Entry Center has been a place of support, opportunity, advocacy and resilience for over 200 people seeking another chance after serving prison sentences,” Executive Director Daisy Jones said. “The public support has been tremendous and absolutely essential in continuing this work.”

The Coalition members hope to have at least 20 4-person teams participating in the tournament, and participants can look forward to complimentary snacks, beverages and lunch throughout the day. Golfers will have a chance to win door prizes, gift cards and participate in a silent auction for a set of clubs with a bag. Awards will be for the longest drive, closest to the pin, hole-in-one, and cash prizes awarded to first, second and third place with culminate the tournament. 

Registration begins at 10:30 a.m. with tee time at 1 p.m. 

The Coastal Courier is a presenting sponsor.

“The SOAR Re-Entry Center has provided shelter, housing support, employment assistance, personal care items, clothing, shoes, food, help getting IDs, birth certificates, and transportation. This program has made a significant impact in the reduction of recidivism and improving the odds of success for someone starting over,” Morris Cockerm, mentor coordinator, said.

In 2015, Governor Nathan Deal pushed through criminal justice reform.

“If you pay your dues to society, if you take advantage of the opportunities to better yourself, if you discipline yourself so that you can regain your freedom and live by the rules of society, you will be given the chance to reclaim your life,” Deal said.

“We believe in helping people help themselves, and no one can do it alone,” Cockerm said.

Call Jones at 912-318-4346 or Morris Cockerm at 912-492-2420 for information on how to sign up a team, or to make a tax-deductible contribution to the program. Visit

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