Mark your calendars for the longest running golf tournament in the Upper Cumberland for Saturday – October 1, 2011. This tournament is the 36th Annual Anne Cameron Golf Classic. The tournament was started by local attorney Anne Cameron in 1975 in conjunction with Bobby Nichols at Ironwood Golf Course.
Anne was a real estate attorney with Cameron and Cameron and passed away in 1988 of breast cancer. Since her death the family continued the tournament to support the eradication of cancer by supporting the American Cancer Society. They have now chosen to support Cookeville Regional Medical Center Pink Ribbon Save a Life project which provides free mammograms to women over 40 who are uninsured or underinsured. The proceeds of the tournament also support financial assistance to cancer patient who need support while battling this terrible disease.
During the past two years the Upper Cumberland Young Lawyers Association has taken over the sponsorship of the tournament. The tournament not only recognizes Anne Cameron but is now also is in loving memory of Bobby Nichols who passed away in 2008.
The tournament will again feature a morning shotgun at 7:30 AM and afternoon shotgun at 1:30 PM. All golfers will be playing in a 4 person scramble.
Sponsorships for the golf tournament are available beginning at the tee sponsor level of $100 on up to $5,000. For more information regarding sponsorships contact Lindsay Cameron Gross – (931) 526-3366 or The Ironwood Golf Course – (931) 528-2331. Entry fee is $240 per foursome or $60 per person.
Proceeds of the tournament now benefit the CRMC Foundation patient assistance programs: The Cancer Care Fund and The Save of Life Pink Ribbon Project – each program provides assistance to local patients through many different ways including gas vouchers, utility bill payments, medicine and medical supplies as more and more people are either uninsured or underinsured. The Pink Project will provide free mammograms to women over 40 years of age who have never had this exam.
The Foundation at CRMC is an independent 501 (c) (3) charitable organization whose purpose is to generate contributions to assist in financing CRMC’s programs and fulfill its mission to provide quality healthcare to our community. A strategic goal of The Foundation has been to grow our endowment fund to sustain comprehensive, state-of-the-art medical facilities, services and specialties for our every-increasing regional population. Contributions to The Foundation are tax deductible to the full extent currently allowed by law.