Student Uses Senior Project To Help Local K-9 Unit

6:54 PM, Nov 6, 2013   |    comments
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WENTWORTH, N.C. -- High School seniors find many ways to complete their senior projects at the end of four years. 

One local senior is using his project to give back to those who protect and serve his community. 

Christopher Cobb is a senior at Reidsville High School. His senior project was organizing a golf tournament to raise money for the Rockingham County Sheriff's K-9 unit. 

His "Fatback Classic" raised $1,000 for the unit. Sgt. Jason Hutchins, who's in charge of the unit, says the money will go toward purchasing another dog.

Cobb pulled together 22 sponsors and nearly 50 golfers for his tournament. He also organized a dinner at the Reidsville Elks Lodge for those players and sponsors. 

Cobb says he learned a lot from his project. 

"There's a lot more to do in life than - instead of just sitting down and not caring," he said. "There's ways to get money, and there's great causes out there that you can donate it to."

Cobb says he wants to be in law enforcement when he's older, and he's on the right track. He already has an internship at the sheriff's office. 

Officers say students, like Cobb, make the job worth it.

"It means a lot. It lets us know that the young community does appreciate law enforcement as a whole," said Hutchins. 

Cobb says he hopes to host another tournament in the spring. 


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