Russell County sheriff grabs golf clubs to raise money

Russell County Sheriff grabs golf clubs to raise money
Published: Aug. 19, 2017 at 2:24 AM EDT|Updated: Aug. 19, 2017 at 1:00 PM EDT
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RUSSELL COUNTY, AL (WTVM) - Although many recognize Heath Taylor as the Sheriff in Russell County, on Friday he took on a different role and grabbed a set of golf clubs to take a swing at raising money for the community.

The Russell County Commission held its annual fundraising golf tournament at Lakewood Golf Course Friday evening.

According to Taylor, the commission is responsible for maintaining the historical sites in the area.

The fundraiser was the first annual night time golf tournament.

Nine holes were played during both the afternoon and evening and 45 players made up 15 to 16 different teams.

Taylor said he's hoping tonight's event will reach their fundraising goal of at least $5,000.

"The main fundraiser that we try to raise money for is the Fort Mitchell site; the museum, the carriage house," said Taylor. "[We want] to show this history here in Russell County and the history we have in our state of Alabama."

The entry fee for the fundraiser was $100 per player.

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