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Hit the Links to Replace a Milton Police Officer

The K-9 Support Golf Tournament's goal is to raise enough funds to buy a police dog to replace a retiring canine officer.

Golfers have a great reason to hit the links on May 1, as the City of Milton Police Department will hold a “K-9 Support” golf tournament to raise funds for a new K-9 officer to replace a retired police dog.

Officer Ara Baronian said since DaSilva’s retirement in late 2012 after six years of service to the department, Milton has been without a needed K-9, according to the release on the city's website. DaSilva was privately donated to the city from residents, and the department needs help again to ensure effective policing.

“The profound advantage of having a K9 officer to find missing children, the elderly, evidence and criminals is without dispute,” said Baronian. “Come out and enjoy a day of golf, food and fun so we can keep the Milton community safe.”

The tournament will take place at Echelon Golf Club, 501 Founders Drive, Alpharetta. (Don't let the address fool you – it's really in Cherokee County, click here for directions).

K-9 Support Golf Tournament

  • Echelon Golf Club, 501 Founders Dr, Alpharetta
    8 a.m. – Registration and breakfast at 8 a.m.
    10 a.m. – Shotgun start
    3 p.m. – Reception and awards ceremony
    Cost – $125, $500 for a team of four
    Register – Download the sign-up sheet or call 678-242.
    Sponsorships: $7,5000 (platinum), $3,000 (gold), $1,5000 (silver)

Organizers say each level of sponsorship promises corporate signage and placement in tournament literature at a level that corresponds with sponsorship levels.

To register, sponsor or make a donation to the fund, download the sign-up sheet from the city's website. You may also register or make a donation over the phone by calling 678-242-2570. Credit cards are accepted.

For more information on the tournament or the fund, email Officer Ara Baronian or call him at 678-242-2570.

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