07/30/14 — Lawmen holding charity golf event

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Lawmen holding charity golf event

By News-Argus Staff
Published in News on July 30, 2014 1:46 PM

Golfers hitting the links at the Goldsboro Municipal Golf Course Oct. 10 might see blue lights in their cart's rear view mirror, but they don't need to worry about being cited for any double-bogies. The goal is to raise money.

The five members of the Wayne County Sheriff's Office Aggressive Crime Enforcement Team want to give back -- more than they already do -- to the community.

"We are hoping to raise money for the Wayne County Boy's and Girls Club and Wayne Uplift, the battered women's shelter," Deputy Rex Hatch said.

Hatch, along with the ACE Team, the Goldsboro/Wayne County Interagency Drug Squad and the rest of the Wayne County Sheriff's Office, are hoping to raise a little money and to have a little fun with the citizens they put their lives on the line to serve each day.

"You know, most people deal with the Sheriff's Office in a negative light, maybe writing them a ticket or what have you," Hatch said.

 The golf tournament is still in the planning stages. Hatch said he and the ACE team are expecting to have 27 four-man teams competing in the event.

The opportunity for local businesses to sponsor the event has been floated as a fundraising endeavor.

"We need sponsors for things like door prizes and such. They can sponsor a hole, or a team, or a hole and a team," Hatch said.

Contributions also will be accepted.

Hatch said the idea came about because the five members of the ACE Team -- Hatch, Doug Honeycutt, Jerimee Hooker, Travis Sparks and Brian Percise -- each love the game and sometimes get together for a few holes.

Who among them has the best game, however, is up for debate.

"It depends on which one of us you ask," Hatch said.

Businesses or citizens interested in sponsoring or  participating in the event can call Travis Sparks at 919-222-7140 or Rex Hatch at 919-222-3133.