FLEMINGSBURG — The Fleming County Sheriff’s Golf Scramble raised over $3,000 for the Kentucky Sheriff’s Affiliation.
Fleming County Sheriff Tim Smith stated the cash raised via donations and sponsorship of the golf scramble goes to assist help the Kentucky Sheriff’s Boys and Women Ranch.
“That is one thing that has been executed yearly however that is the primary time the precise sheriff’s workplace has been concerned in it. We raised $3,040. Annually the Sheriff’s Boys and Women Ranch holds a camp and it is freed from cost for often a few youngsters per county,” Smith stated.
In keeping with Smith the Kentucky Sheriff’s Affiliation consists of 120 counties that ship youngsters between ages 8-11 years outdated to the girls and boys ranch all through the summer season.
“Every sheriff’s workplace will get to convey a few youngsters per county, it’s cut up up into totally different weeks all through the summer season,” he stated.
The primary week that was obtainable Smith stated they may have taken three boys to the camp (the ranch, run as a summer season camp) however didn’t have a 3rd choice so ended up taking two. The week of July 4, they have been solely in a position to take one woman as a few the youngsters determined in opposition to going.
“The youngsters bought to take part within the camp freed from cost for them. These are youngsters who don’t usually get the chance to take holidays, so we simply give them one thing enjoyable to do,” he stated.
Smith defined the cash raised via the golf scramble and donations first go to the sheriff’s affiliation which is then used to function the camp.
On the camp there are bunk-houses and lots of actions for the youngsters to take part in Smith stated. He defined the youngsters get nearly a full week on the camp, often taken to the camp on Monday and picked up on Thursday.
“They’ve a variety of actions and a lake and a swimming pool, the camp is run all summer season lengthy and each county will get to take part,” he stated.
Smith stated Adam Donovan with the Fleming County Golf Affiliation has helped coordinate the golf scramble for the final a number of years and acknowledged him on social media with a particular thanks.
“We actually recognize the entire help we have now acquired, the youngsters we have now been in a position to ship to the camp have completely cherished it. We look ahead to collaborating once more subsequent yr,” he stated.