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Golfers, supporters sought for David G. Wilhelm charity golf tournament

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CHINA GROVE ó Organizers of the David G. Wilhelm Foundation are asking for golfers and supporters to participate in their fourth annual charity golf tournament.
Wilhelm, a Salisbury native, died in March 2005. He was one of four people Brian Nichols is charged with killing. After Nichols shot and killed a judge, court reporter and sheriff’s deputy in an escape during his rape trial at the Fulton County Courthouse in Atlanta, he later surprised Wilhelm at a north Atlanta home the agent was renovating, authorities said.
Wilhelm who was one of four assistant special agents in charge of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency’s Atlanta office.
The tournament will be Oct. 3 at Warrior Golf Club. Registration and the driving range will be open from 8 a.m. to 9:15 a.m. and the shotgun start will be at 9:30 a.m.
Up to 128 golfers can participate. The last day to register is Friday.
Lunch, awards and door prizes will take place following the tournament.
The tournament needs hole sponsorships, hole prizes, door prizes and other tournament giveaways, a press release said.
Large sponsorships are available at the following levels:
– Platinum, $1,000, receives four player slots
– Gold, $500, receives two player slots
– Silver, $250, receives one player slot
– Bronze, $100, no player slots
All levels also receive hole signage.
Wilhelm had served in law enforcement for 18 years. He worked in Virginia and North Carolina before moving to Atlanta. He supervised agents in Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina.
The David G. Wilhelm Foundation is a nonprofit organization and contributions support causes important to Wilhelm, specifically to aid the mentally handicapped and law enforcement.
The entry fee is $70 per person, which includes greens and cart fees, bag drop, range balls, lunch and door prizes.
Plaques will be awarded to the top three teams. Prizes will be given for longest drive, longest putt, closest to the pin and most accurate drive. All par 3 holes will have prizes for a hole-in.
All teams must prepay to guarantee a slot. The rain date is Oct. 24.
For more information, contact Capt. Kevin Auten at the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office at autenk1811@yahoo.com.

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