CRMC announces Golf Classic celebrity guest
Friday, Jun 29, 2012
David Justice, a former Atlanta Brave, is this year’s CRMC Golf Classic celebrity guest.
Title sponsors also revealed for 10th annual tournament
COOKEVILLE – Cookeville Regional Medical Center’s annual Golf Classic is celebrating its 10th year this year with celebrity guest David Justice, a former Major League baseball and Atlanta Braves player.
Since the tournament was first organized 10 years ago by a group of 10 hospital employees, the CRMC Golf Classic has evolved into one of the premier charity golf tournaments in the Upper Cumberland, raising more than $445,007 in net proceeds to assist countless individuals through CRMC Foundation patient assistance funds.
For the fourth consecutive year, Larco Medical Inc. is the presenting sponsor for CRMC’s annual Golf Classic and Celebrity Dinner. Major sponsors are Journey Financial Planning/Charles A. Sewell, CFP and Turner Universal. All three sponsors have been long-time supporters of the tournament.
The four-person scramble remains a two-day event – held Thursday, Aug. 16, and Friday, Aug. 17, at the Cookeville Golf Club. The dinner will be held Thursday evening at the Leslie Town Centre in Cookeville. Justice will speak at the dinner and will attend the Golf Classic. The dinner event will be open to the public with a limited number of tickets available for sale at $60 each or $400 for a table of eight. Tickets must be purchased prior to the event – no tickets will be available at the door.
The CRMC Golf Classic is the main public fundraiser of CRMC and the CRMC Foundation, supporting patient assistance priorities. Funds raised through this event and other events, along with direct donations, have allowed the CRMC Foundation to assist more than 790 uninsured or underinsured patients. That assistance totaled more than $193,000 this past year alone. Funds benefiting from the CRMC Golf Classic include the Cancer Care Fund, providing assistance to local cancer patients so they may continue their treatments and maintain a healthy home experience during trying times; the Caring Hands Fund, helping other patients at CRMC with basic needs upon discharge – assisting with prescription medications that might not be covered by insurance or other payment sources; and the Save-A-Life Pink Ribbon Project, providing free mammograms to uninsured and underinsured women in the area who might otherwise forego this important cancer screening. Donations to all three of these funds and the CRMC Foundation are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.
For more information about the CRMC Foundation, contact Ritchie Houge at (931) 783-2003. For more information about participating in the tournament, contact chairperson Mitchell Stonecipher at (931) 783-2786. For information about purchasing tickets to the dinner, contact Amanda Smith at (931) 783-2037.