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Roseville police want you to ‘tee up’

By: ToLewis, The Press Tribune
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Morgan Creek Golf Club in Roseville will be raided by law enforcement next week. The Roseville Police Department is holding an inaugural fundraising golf tournament there, with proceeds going to benefit the department’s volunteer program. According to department spokeswoman Dee Dee Gunther, volunteers contribute more than 13,000 hours each year to the police department and the Roseville community, being “Citizens on Patrol” and helping out in many other capacities. “The volunteers wanted to do something to help offset the cost of their program,” Gunther said. “The department furnishes them with a basic set of uniforms and some equipment, but some of them have been purchasing extra items on their own.” Some of those items include cell phones, radios, extra uniforms and other tools they need to do their job, according to volunteer Lori Benitez, who helped organize the tournament. Benitez retired from the Roseville Police Department in 2010 and has since become a volunteer for the department because she said she wanted to continue to serve the community. Gunther said volunteers help patrol parks and schools, provide free vacation house checks for residents and work for free in almost every area of the Roseville Police Department. The scramble tournament tees off at 8 a.m. and the $100 green fee includes a cart, range balls and a catered lunch inside the pavilion at Morgan Creek. Benitez said she hopes to have up to 100 golfers sign up for the tournament, and golfers can register all the way up to the day of the tournament. “We would prefer to have them register no later than Wednesday,” she said. “But if they have any issues registering, they can just show up that morning.” Toby Lewis can be reached at tobyl@goldcountrymedia.com. Follow him on Twitter @TobyLewis_RsvPT. ---------- What: Roseville Police Department Volunteers Fundraiser Golf Tournament When: 8 a.m. Friday, March 23 Where: Morgan Creek Golf Club, 8791 Morgan Creek Lane, Roseville Info: (916) 746-1081