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A Great Day for a Great Cause

Presented by Tennessee Office Supply, the Dawn of Hope Golf Classic fundraiser, held April 30, 2018 at the Johnson City Country Club, raised more than $24,000 for Dawn of Hope’s person-centered support services; which serve more than 200 people with intellectual and developmental disabilities throughout the Northeast Tennessee Region.   Ricky, Ralph, and Bud greeted players as they checked-in and then cheered them on as they headed for the course.  Both the 8:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. tournament tee-times were kicked off by a ceremonial shot made by Bud & Ralph, respectively.

Players enjoyed breakfast, compliments of Chick-Fil-A of Elizabethton, in the crisp morning air while overlooking hole 18 from the beautiful stone patio. Lunch options included a delicious Marsala Chicken with Pasta & Caesar salad, compliments of Carrabba’s Italian Grill of Johnson City, served in the elegant ballroom or delicious all beef hot dogs on a toasted bun with chips, compliments of Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers, were served at hole 9 for those who were on-the-go.  Complimentary beverages, provided by Cherokee Distributing Company and Coca-Cola Bottling Co., flowed all day keeping players and volunteers hydrated.

Proceeds raised help to further the mission of Dawn of Hope which is to provide person-centered supports to help people pursue the life they desire including community involvement and integrated work opportunities. More than 70 tournament sponsors, 90 players and 50 volunteers helped to make this year’s event a success – THANK YOU!  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.

Congratulations to our winners; Championship Flight – Travis Gouge & Cody Long, Second Flight – David Ford & Ron Dykes,  Third Flight – Gene Deaton & Travis Dugger,, Open Flight – Lisa Bottonfield & John Porter, Putting Contest – Cody Long, Most Accurate Drive – Gibson Miller, Closest to the Pin – Travis Dugger. , Longest Drive – Terry Whittimore.

For more information on the golf tournament or to find out how you can make a difference in the lives of people served by Dawn of Hope, visit www.dawnofhope.com, call 423-722-1689 or email lisapawley@dawnofhope.com.


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