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"It's bittersweet:" Charity golf tournament raises money for families of fallen firefighters

A charity golf tournament is raising money for the families of firefighters who lost their lives in the line of duty.

It was the 5th annual fundraiser for the "National Fallen Firefighter Foundation. The golf tournaments took place all over the country.

The foundation receives no government money and relies on donations to exist. In the tragic event that a firefighter dies in the line of duty, the NFFF steps in with help for the family. That help can take several forms. Sometimes the children will need help with a college scholarship, sometimes family members will need counseling, sometimes a spouse will just need to talk to other people who have gone through the same thing that they are going through.

That's why the tournament exists and why Coordinator Carrie Rydzik spends so much time every year putting it on.

"It's like bittersweet. We want to do it because we want to help these families but at the same time that means another family has lost a loved one," Rydzik said. 

For more information on the foundation, click here.

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