You can start your golf tournament season in April and help a nonprofit organization that helps young people and families. The 15th Annual Big Edâ€™s Memorial Golf Tournament on Friday, April 29, will benefit Community Mediation Services of Anderson Country.
The golf tournament will be held at the Oak Ridge Country Club. The ORCC Golf Course provides a “beautiful and challenging setting for golfers as well as allowing participants a great way to give back to the community through Community Mediation Servicesâ€™ work with youths and families,” a press release said.
The tournament is a two-session, scramble format with two flights: 8 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. A new Chevrolet, provided by Sexton Automotive Group, will be the grand prize for the hole-in-one, the press release said. Complimentary continental breakfasts, beverage carts, and a smoked barbecue lunch, as well as prize contests for golfers, will be available. Free shirts for all golfers are included.
The early registration deadline is Friday, April 22. You can register early for $100 per player and $400 per team, and for $125 per player and $500 per team after April 22 or at the door.
This year, a terrific silent auction will be held in conjunction with the tournament, the press release said. Items ranging from free hotel and entertainment packages to prize baskets for activities from golf to gardening are available for viewing online at www.peacefulresolution.org, as well as at ORCC during the tournament. Each item will also have a â€œbuy nowâ€ option.
Big Edâ€™s Memorial Golf Tournament honors the community spirit and caring of both “Big Ed” Neusel, founder of Big Edâ€™s Pizza, and David Neusel and their belief in giving to others while seeking recognition from no one. Community Mediation Services, working in Anderson County for 30 years, exemplifies the long time interest of the Neusels in supporting youth and families.
Community Mediation Servicesâ€™ four programs use trained volunteer mediators from the community for no-cost mediations: School Attendance (Truancy) Mediation; Victim Offender Reconciliation Program (VORP); Access/Visitation Mediation; and Teen/Parent Mediation. Mediators don’t take sides or make decisions, but do help families solve their own problems through agreements they themselves write and decide. Studies show that agreements reached through mediation are more likely to be carried out than orders imposed by a judge.
Additional information and registration forms are available by calling (865) 463-6888, by e-mailing [email protected], or by checking the website, www.peacefulresolution.org. Online registration is also available.
“Come join us!” the press release said. “You’ll have a wonderful time on a terrific golf course and you’ll be supporting a valuable community resource.”
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