Golfers! Spring is finally here, and so is the 14th Annual Big Ed’s Memorial Golf Tournament on Friday, April 24.
Online registration is available through the website: www.peacefulresolution.org. Registration forms are available by calling (865) 463-6888 or e-mailing [email protected]. Early registration is due by Thursday, April 16.
The Big Ed’s tournament is a 14-year-long tradition in Anderson County. It combines a great day of golf at the beautiful Oak Ridge Country Club with an active commitment to youth and families in our area, a press release said. The Tournament honors the community spirit and caring of “Big Ed” Neusel, founder of Big Ed’s Pizza, and David Neusel, and their belief in giving to others while seeking recognition from no one.
Big Ed’s partnership with Community Mediation Services of Anderson County helps promote peaceful resolution of concerns in our community, the release said.
“Challenges facing youths and families continue to increase,” it said.
CMS is now addressing school attendance (truancy) issues with a new mediation program. Other successful, ongoing programs include the Victim Offender Reconciliation Program (VORP); Visitation Mediation; and Teen/Parent Mediation. Well-trained volunteer mediators don’t take sides or make decisions, but they do help people solve problems in ways that are decided and agreed upon by all.
The Tournament is a two-session, scramble format with a morning tee time of 8 a.m. and an afternoon tee time of 1:30 p.m. Complimentary continental breakfast, beverage cart, and lunch as well as a variety of prize contests are available: first-, second-, and third-place finishing teams, longest drive (men and women), Par 3 closest to the hole, putting contest, and a new car, courtesy of the Sexton Automotive Group, is the hole-in-one prize. Free shirt for all golfers and numerous door prizes are included. Major sponsors include Big Ed’s Pizza, Centrus Energy, C & J Wealth Advisors, Stone and Hinds P.C. Attorneys at Law, and Enrichment, ORNL, and Y-12 federal credit unions.
“Come join us!” organizers said. “Plan on a team, or play as an individual, and we will put you on a team! You’ll have a wonderful time on the golf course, and you’ll be supporting a valuable community resource.”