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September 22-- The annual Sweet Onion Classic golf tournament in Vidalia raised an estimated $70,000 for local charities, according to Classic Board Chairman Lloyd Mobley.

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The tournament attracted 124 golfers to Hawks Point Golf Course Wednesday and was won by the foursome of Michael Kay, Jason Palmer, Daniel Ford and Les Ramsey with a score of 15 under par. (L-R John Underwood, Wendell Dixon, Ramsey, Palmer, Kay, Lloyd Mobley, not pictured Ford.)

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The tournament donated the first of two $25,000 installments it is making to the Toombs County Boys and Girls Club to help build a new home for the club in Vidalia. (L-R Wendell Dixon, Lisa Bishop in front of Lloyd Mobley, Raymond Turner, Tonja Woodard, Howard Hill, Goodman Craig, Les Ramsey, John Underwood and Tim Truxal.)

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It also presented a $10,000 check to Brewton Parker College. (L-R Lisa Bishop in front of Wendell Dixon, Lloyd Mobley, Jessica James, Tim Truxal and John Underwood.)

The Sweet Onion Classic is also providing $5,000 to the Altama Museum in Vidalia and $2,500 each to the Vidalia Educational Foundation and to the Mercy Clinic.