Despite strong storms rolling through Middle Tennessee and an ongoing threat of severe weather, the clouds parted and celebrities gathered for another successful Christmas 4 Kids Celebrity Golf Tournament on Tuesday, April 29 at Pine Creek Golf Course in Mt. Juliet, Tenn. Now in its fourth year, a full flight of 30 golf teams were paired with celebrities including music’s Tracy Lawrence, Jan Howard, Eric Heatherly, George Ducas,Lucas Hoge, Lisa Matassa, Matt Gary, Del Gray of Little Texas, Mark and Jason Sutton of Brother Trouble, Dave Rowland of Dave & Sugar fame, theBachelorette’s Ty Brown, Jackson Delaney, Jesse Keith Whitley, Mitch Goudy,Sherry Lynn, Brandon Blackstock and songwriter Wood Newton, plus television personalities Kelly Sutton (ZUUS Country) and Bob Sellers (Fox 17), in addition to legendary announcer and radio host WSM’s Mike Terry, Ms. Senior America Carolyn Corlew and famed international comic strip artist and writer Guy Gilchrist. Also on hand to help were Erin Como and Jennifer Waddell of Fox 17. This year’s tournament was co-hosted by the award-winning Bluegrass duo The Roys, who have been helping to host the tournament since its inception over the past four years, and Stacy McCloud of GAC. Prevost bus company, the ultimate class in driving excellence, also returned for its fourth consecutive year as the title sponsor.
“Each year, things just get better and bigger,” stated Linda O’Connell, President of Christmas4Kids. “This year, we had a $25,000 hole-in-one prize for the taking. While no one left with the cash, what every golfer got in return was the joy of being able to provide a great Christmas for a whole bunch of Middle-Tennessee children this coming season. That’s a feeling that money just can’t buy.”
Christmas 4 Kids fundraising efforts will continue throughout the year, with the annual Christmas 4 Kids Charity Concert at the Ryman on November 24 and the Tour Bus show on December 15. For more information on Christmas 4 Kids, please visit christmas4kids.org.
About Christmas 4 Kids: For over twenty years, Christmas 4 Kids has been providing children in the Middle Tennessee area with the chance to experience the joys of Christmas. Last year, Christmas 4 Kids was able to provide over 400 children a ride on a celebrity tour bus, a party with Santa and Mrs. Claus, money to spend on gifts for themselves and others at a local Wal-Mart and a new winter coat.
Proceeds from this year’s Celebrity Golf Tournament and other events throughout the year, like the annual Charity Concert at the Ryman and Tour Bus Show, will go to make this a reality again in December 2014. Visit www.christmas4kids.org for more information on Christmas 4 Kids. -