There could not have been a more picture perfect day, Monday, August 26th, to spend on the golf course at the Johnson City Country Club! Both the 8:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. tournament tee-times were kicked off in style by ceremonial shots made by two Dawn of Hope Service Recipients, Bud & Ralph. Morning players enjoyed an energizing breakfast of chicken biscuits, fresh fruit, and yogurt & granola parfaits, compliments of Chick-Fil-a of Elizabethton. For lunch, players were served a healthy lunch provided by Outback Steakhouse of Johnson City, which included grilled chicken, hearty mashed potatoes and caesar salad. Throughout the day, golfers teed up with Honey Hot Dogs’ signature dogs, a traditional all-time favorite for tournament participants. Players and volunteers were kept cool by the gentle breeze and complimentary beverages provided by Cherokee Distributing Company and Pepsi.
A heartfelt THANK YOU goes out to more than 120 tournament sponsors! Dawn of Hope is truly blessed and grateful that these valued friends and businesses chose to partner with us in this very important fundraising event. Also, Dawn of Hope sincerely thanks the 88 Players and the 50 Volunteers who helped to make this such a successful event. Strong partnerships with the business community and our many selfless volunteers are critical to achieving Dawn of Hope’s mission, which is to provide the highest quality of individualized and caring services to adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities throughout the Northeast Tennessee Region. Without this unsurpassed dedication and support, we could not have held such a successful tournament! Proceeds of more than $32,000 will be used towards the Developmental, Residential, and Vocational programs, which serve more than 215 adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities from five counties, offered by Dawn of Hope.