Presented by BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee, the 28th Annual Dawn of Hope Golf Classic, held August 4, 2014 at the Johnson City Country Club, raised crucial funds for the Dawn of Hope Developmental, Residential and Vocational 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 78 tournament sponsors, 106 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.
The event was blessed with a beautiful day full of sunshine, a cool breeze and good times with new & old friends! Both the 8:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. tournament tee-times were kicked off by ceremonial shots made by two Dawn of Hope Service Recipients, Bud & Ralph. Players enjoyed a delicious breakfast, compliments of Chick-Fil-a of Elizabethton and a healthy lunch provided by Outback Steakhouse of Johnson City. Throughout the day, golfers stopped by the 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.
Prizes for 1st place in each flight were awarded to Russell Sikora & Josh Ruff, Rocky Stump & David Ford, Tommy Tipton & Corey Paulson, and Karel Elbers & Cindy Carden. Additionally prizes for the putting contest, longest drive, closest to the pin, and closest to the line were awarded to Steve Carter & Darren Adams, Jerry Cole, Randy Gorzka and Chris Lowe, 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 Lisa Pawley, Director of Public Relations and Development.