Drivers and handcuffs

Published 7:45 am Monday, June 22, 2009

By By Chandler Myers
For a third consecutive year, the staff at Holman Correctional Facility put on a successful golf tournament Friday at the Atmore Country Club to support the Alabama Department of Corrections Employee Support Fund.
The Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) Employee Support Fund began four years ago after Hurricane Ivan swept through the state in 2004 and had a devastating impact on the City of Atmore. The purpose is to benefit employees of the ADOC if they suffer a loss that might not be covered by insurance, such as damage to a home during a hurricane.
Grantt Culliver, warden for Holman Correctional Facility, said the tournament went well even though the temperatures were close to a sweltering 100 degrees.
The tournament was formatted as a four-man scramble with nine teams signing up to tee off for the support fund.
Now in its third year, the golf tournament has grown into a fun way to raise money for a worthy cause.
Culliver said that since the tournament started it has been nothing but successful and helped raise a large amount of funds. He added that Holman is a top contributor to the fund.
As for the future of the fundraiser, the staff at Holman plans to continue the tradition of the golf tournament.
Culliver said there are no plans to stop hosting the tournament and to continue to raise money for the fund.
The winning team at the tournament was fielded by Jimmy Henderson, Tyler Hamm, Robert Freeman and Frederick Langley who finished with a score of 61.
Hamm also received the award for the longest drive, while Sandy Sanders was the golfer that made it closest to the pin.

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