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Monticello Golf Tournament Continues to be a Success

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Monticello fans, parents and coaches took part in the golf tournament Monticello fans, parents and coaches took part in the golf tournament
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va (WVIR) -

The 5th annual Monticello Golf Tournament took place Monday afternoon at Glenmore Country Club.

The fundraiser has shown continued success for the Monticello high school athletic program ever since the event first began.

MHS athletic director Fitzgerald Barnes says, "We started this to raise money for our turf field, and that campaign turned out about seven hundred thousand dollars. This golf tournament allows us to engage with the community and that can help us raise funds that we need in the future."

Monday's tournament saw a great turn out, with Monticello fans, coaches, alumni, and even a few NFL players in attendance.

NFL free agent punter Mike Barr says, "It's been a lot of fun today.  I chased balls down in the woods, and I got a couple of tick bites, but it's been fun. I think Monticello football is on the rise. I came out here to support them."

Former Monticello quarterback and current Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Mike Brown says, "Mr. Barnes does a great job at the school. Just to be able to take part this year, and support, and see how things go down is definitely an honor."

After the tournament wrapped up, those at Glenmore gathered for a pig roast, featuring prizes for the participants and their efforts.

Mustangs head coach Jeff Woody says, "The money that we will raise will go to the entire athletic program, and whatever needs to be purchased,  will be purchased.  We're so thankful for the community for coming out supporting and putting fourth the monetary effort, so that we can keep this ball rolling."

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