Golf tournament to benefit sheriff’s reserves

In efforts to support the volunteers who make up the Pottawatomie County sheriff’s reserve program, a fundraising golf tournament is planned for Saturday, Sept. 19.  Sheriff’s reserves, who volunteer for patrols and other assignments, pay for much of their own equipment and fuel, so any funds raised will assist the reserve programs and its deputies.  Full-time Deputy Jimmy Brewer is coordinating the tournament; his wife, Stephanie, is among the 25 reserves in the program. Brewer said they are raising funds to purchase bulletproof vests and other equipment needed by many of the reserve deputies.  The Pottawatomie County Reserve Deputy Golf Tournament is hoped to become an annual event. So far, 15 teams have signed up to participate, Brewer said.

The tournament begins with a shotgun start 1 p.m. Saturday at FireLake Golf Course. The four-man scramble event is $160 per team. Hamburgers, hot dogs and drinks will be provided.  Awards will given for first, second and third place, along with honors for longest drive and closest to the pin.  For more information or to sign up, call Brewer at 880-1243.