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Improving your golf game could change a child's life
Improving your golf game could change a child's life

ATLANTA -- You can help a child recover from abuse and neglect, just by playing a round of golf.

Camp Horizon, a non-profit organization, is holding a golf tournament to benefit children who are in foster care, recovering from abuse.

The Hope on the Horizon golf tournament takes place at the Pinetree Country Club in Kennesaw Monday, Apr. 22 at 10 a.m. There is an entry fee of $125 per player, or $500 per foursome. Participants need to register by Apr. 8.

Organizers say the round of golf will make a big difference. Camp Horizon leaders say 40,000 children in Georgia are victims of abuse; every 13 minutes, a child is victimized. And children who are harmed are six times more likely to continue the cycle of abuse.

Camp Horizon is working to stop the cycle with a series of year-round programs designed to empower children, teens and young adults to make good decisions and lead productive lives. Children ages 8 through early adulthood participate in summer camps, leadership development programs, outings and mentoring partnerships.

Camp Horizon is a proud partner of Camp Twin Lakes, a network of camps that provides programs for kids in Georgia who have illnesses, disabilities, or other challenges.

Entry fees for the Hope on the Horizon golf tournament include 18 holes of golf with cart, range balls, boxed lunch, and hors d'oeuvres during the ending ceremony.

Individual players who enter will be paired with others to create a foursome.

Camp Horizon officials say you can still help, even if you don't want to play. They in need of a number of volunteers. Click here for more information.

The Pinetree Country Club is located at 3400 McCollum Parkway NW in Kennesaw.

Awards will be given to first-, second-, and third-place teams, along with the golfer who gets a hole in one, the worst score, the longest drive, and who get closest to the pin.

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