The first ever American Cancer Society Cheatham County Farm Bureau Insurance Golf Scramble at Highland Rim Golf Course is in the books. The event was hosted by Farm Bureau Insurance and the presenting sponsor was The Braxton Condominiums.
Hole-in-One opportunities included a 2013 Toyota Camry at Hole 16, 2013 Nissan Sentra at Hole 8, Ping Irons a Hole 11, Apple iPad at Hole 3, and $500 cash at Hole 5.
Hole sponsors were: U.S. Bank, Spartan Staffing, Jake Lockert, III – District Public Defender – 23rd Judicial District, Community Bank & Trust, Kathie & Larry Parks of Kingston Springs, Square 1 Construction, State Representative Mary Littleton – 78th District of Tennessee, Advanta Clean, King Automotive.
A total of 22 teams and 81 golfers participated. After green fees, etc. the golf scramble raised $7,000. The winning team included: Tommy Ellis, Jim Kirkly, Eddie Sherlin, and Pod Duncan.
Kingston Springs residents Kathie Parks and Janey Tiesler, both cancer survivors and members of the Relay for Life Team “Just Friends Walking”, volunteered along the course and “had a great time”, Kathie said. “The golfers were a hoot to watch and most of them thanked us for working the event. We told them that we thanked them for their participation because we were both survivors of cancer and that it was one way we could repay and help raise money for the American Cancer Society who’s efforts, services and funding research had helped us get more birthdays. We are both proud to be part of the Relay for Life event each year”, Kathie said.
Kathie and Janey and 5 other ladies make up the Relay For Life Team, “Just Friends Walking”. Three of those team members are cancer survivors. “One of the ladies lost her adult daughter just last year to cancer”, Kathie said. “We are “Just Friends Walking” since we were just neighborhood friends that got together in the mornings just to walk. We decided to so something to raise money for American Cancer Society since so many of us have benefited from their research.”
For more information about Relay for Life and how you can participate or volunteer, got to http://www.relayforlife.org/