Bill Bates Swings

2014 Golf Classic raises $90,000 for patient care


CRMC Golf Classic Raises Funds
to Aid Thousands of Patients


Cookeville, TN –The CRMC Golf Classic was a great success again this year; raising over $85,000 in net proceeds to benefit patients through the Caring Hands, Cancer Care and Pink Ribbon Funds.  


The celebrity guest was Bill Bates, who spoke at a special Celebrity Dinner on Thursday August 21, and took a swing with each golf team on hole #10 on Friday morning August 22. “Bill was a great celebrity host. He took time to meet all the golfers and volunteers; and even gave a little pep talk to several of the kids that attended the dinner. He was a class act,” said Mitch Stonecipher, CRMC Golf Classic Committee Chair.  

The Golf Classic would not be possible without the commitment of generous sponsors. This year, the presenting sponsor was Turner, with major sponsors Larco Medical and Journey Financial. These three organizations have been long-standing supporters of the tournament for many years.


Chick-Fil-A donated breakfast for golfers on both days. Lunch was donated and provided by O ’Charleys on Friday. Fifty-three additional sponsors supported the CRMC Golf Classic, along with eighty-five golf teams and three hundred Celebrity Dinner patrons! 


“We are proud to live in such a supportive community, and are truly thankful to everyone that participated in or sponsored the CRMC Golf Classic,” said Paul Korth, CRMC CEO. “It was a couple of great days of golf, even with the high temperatures. The competition this year was fierce, with a lot of close scores. Congratulations to the winners.”


Taking first place on Thursday morning August 21st was Albrecht Publishing & Cumberland Business Journal: Jay Albrecht, Jeff Duncan, Ryan Allison and Matt Allen. Second place was team RJ Young and third place was team PMA Group.


Winning first place on Friday morning August 22nd was Med Financial: Tony Mary, John Cook, John McHenry and John Cook. Second place was team Charter and third place was team Chick-Fil-A.


First place on Friday afternoon August 22nd was Vanderbilt Medical: Jim Corum, Brent McDonald, Jeff Gleason and John Beal. Second place went to team MMA Creative and third place went to team Baker.


The Caring Hands fund supports patients with a variety of charitable needs including transportation to and from the hospital, medications, medical equipment, groceries, dietary supplements, insurance, utilities and other charitable needs. The Cancer Care fund provides like charitable care for cancer patients. The Pink Ribbon of Hope project provides free or reduced-fee mammograms to low-income, underinsured and uninsured patients.


“While we do have a good time at the CRMC Golf Classic, I hope everyone involved takes pride in what is accomplished through this event and understands how important it is to local patients. On behalf of the thousands of patients who will benefit from the proceeds of the CRMC Golf Classic: thank you sponsors, golfers, dinner patrons, volunteers and committee members for making the event such a success. Your support makes compassionate care a reality for those suffering in our community. Thank you,” said John Bell, Director of the Cookeville Regional Charitable Foundation.


2014 CRMC Golf Classic planning committee members include: Brad Simmons-Turner, Randy Chaffin-Larco Medical and Pharmacy, Richard Chaffin-Larco Medical and Pharmacy, Steve Vaughn-Larco Medical and Pharmacy, Charles Sewell-Journey Financial, Stephanie Miller, Lisa Bagci, Craig King, Debbie Baker, Les Bernstein, Melahn Finley, Mike Hellman, Amanda Hoffmeister, Christy Kinnard, Wes Korth, Judy Phillips, Dave Riddell, Colleen Schabacker, Emily Vaughn, Amanda Smith, Joan Baker and John Bell.



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The Cookeville Regional Charitable Foundation is a 501c3 non-profit organization. The Foundation’s mission is to enhance the quality and availability of healthcare in the Upper Cumberland by offering charitable assistance to local patients; supporting healthcare services for the community; promoting compassionate programs for patients; and encouraging investment in our regional, community-owned hospital: Cookeville Regional Medical Center.


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