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Sheriff hosts celebrity golf tournament with UGA football coach Kirby Smart

The rain broke and the sun came out Monday just before University of Georgia football coach Kirby Smart ripped his first tee shot at Coosa Country Club, starting off the charity golf tournament to benefit the Georgia Sheriffs’ Youth Homes.

Several members of Smart’s staff at UGA — including defensive analyst and Darlington grad Will Muschamp, offensive line coach Matt Luke, Director of Football Administration Mike Cavan and former UGA and NFL linebacker Brandon Tolbert — made the trip to Rome to help raise funds for the five youth homes.

Smart said he does not play in a whole lot of golf tournaments, but he was more than willing to help his many friends in the Rome area.

Several Georgia sheriffs also participated in the tournament, including Brad White from Lamar County, Johnny Moats from Polk County, Scott Chitwood from Whitfield County, Stacy Nicholson from Gilmer County. Terry Norris, executive director of the Georgia Sheriff’s Youth Homes, also came to Rome for the tournament

This event raised more than $20,000 for the Georgia Sheriffs' Youth Homes.

Click here to read the May 10 Rome News-Tribune article.

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