Presented by Cantech Industries, the Dawn of Hope Golf Classic fundraiser, held August 17, 2015 at the Johnson City Country Club, raised crucial funds for the Dawn of Hope Developmental, Residential, Vocational and Health Service Programs. Dawn of Hope provides services to more than 210 adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities in the Northeast Tennessee Region.
A heartfelt THANK YOU goes out to more than 69 tournament sponsors, 98 players and 50 volunteers who helped to make this such a successful event! 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.
A beautiful day with a bit of everything; sunshine, an afternoon rain sprinkle, a cool breeze and good times with new & old friends! Dawn of Hope Service Recipients Patty, Wanda and Jose 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 ceremonial shots made by service recipients Bud & Ralph.
Players enjoyed a scrumptious breakfast and lunch, compliments of Chick-Fil-a of Elizabethton and Outback Steakhouse of Johnson City, respectively. Throughout the day, golfers stopped by the Gardner Paint Honey Hot Dogs’ stand to sample their signature dogs, a traditional all-time favorite for tournament participants. Players and volunteers enjoyed complimentary beverages provided by Cherokee Distributing Company and Pepsi Bottling Group.
Plaques for 1st place in each flight were awarded to Charles Steagall & Phil Carriger, George Imes & Jerry Cole, David Harvey & Phillip Baker, and Dennis Beamer & Francis Skidore. Gift cards were awarded to Phillip Baker, Jay Miller, Brad Moore and Jay Miller for winning the putting contest, longest drive, closest to the line, and closest to the pin, respectively. All tournament participants received a commemorative moisture wicking polo and a bag of goodies.
The mission of the Dawn of Hope is to provide high quality, caring, individualized services to enrich the lives of adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities in Northeast Tennessee. For more information on how you can make a difference in the lives of Dawn of Hope Service Recipients, contact Lisa Pawley at 423-722-1689 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.