This year the Cookeville Regional Golf Classic celebrates its twelfth year. Since the tournament was first organized twelve years ago by a group of ten hospital employees, the CRMC Annual Golf Classic has evolved into one of the premier charity golf tournaments in the Upper Cumberland raising over $500,000 in net proceeds to assist countless individuals through the Cookeville Regional Charitable Foundation.
This year’s presenting sponsor is Turner, a long-time supporter and major sponsor of the tournament. Major sponsors are Journey Financial Planning/Charles Sewell and Larco Medical and Pharmacy, both of which have also been long-time supporters of the tourney.
The tournament is again a two-day event with a four-person scramble format to be held Thursday, August 21 and Friday, August 22 at the Cookeville Golf Club with the dinner being held on Thursday evening at the Leslie Town Centre. The celebrity guest will be former Dallas Cowboy and University of Tennessee football star Bill Bates who 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.
Through the sponsorship of businesses and organizations the CRMC Annual Golf Classic has evolved into one of the premier charity golf tournaments in the Upper Cumberland. The CRMC Golf Classic is the main public fundraiser of the Cookeville Regional Charitable Foundation and supports three of our patient assistance programs:
• The Cancer Care Fund – assists local cancer patients and their families with critical needs which helps ensure that care is available and continuous.
• The Caring Hands Fund - helps patients with basic needs like prescription medications that are not covered by insurance, transportation, groceries for family members and more.
• The Save-A-Life Pink Ribbon Project - provides free diagnostic-screening mammograms to uninsured and underinsured women in our community who would otherwise go without.
Donations to all three of these funds and the Cookeville Regional Charitable Foundation are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.
For more information about the Cookeville Regional Charitable Foundation or participating in the tournament, please contact the CRMC Foundation at 931-783-2003.