Golf tournament raises money for pediatric cancer patients, families

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Nearly 150 golfers took to the links Thursday for a very worthy cause.

It was the 5th annual Teed Off at Cancer Golf Tournament that supports pediatric cancer patients and their families.

More than 35 teams participated in the tournament held in Greenville.

The event benefits Riley's Army, a Pitt County non-profit that offers support to families with children battling cancer.

Tournament organizers say the event raised more than $60,000 last year and this year they're hoping to break $70,000.

"Every child fighting cancer, every family fighting cancer should have that type of support," says Kelly Philpot with Riley's Army. "And we're blessed with a community that gives that support. We're very blessed."

WITN is proud to be the official media sponsor of the tournament.