Great day, great cause: The Hillcrest Healthcare Foundation Golf Tournament

The Fourth Annual Hillcrest Healthcare Foundation Golf Tournament was the most successful to date, with more than $32,000 raised to support the mission of the foundation.

On Oct. 2, nearly 100 players teed off at Avalon Golf & Country Club in Lenoir City. This year’s event boasted the most players ever registered and the most funds ever raised in the tournament’s four-year history, with the proceeds benefiting Hillcrest Healthcare Foundation.

The foundation provides funds for health-related services to elders and disabled individuals and educational opportunities to Hillcrest Healthcare employees through scholarship funds.

A team of healthcare professionals serving in the senior care sector planned the event and worked behind the scenes for the past year assisting with promotion, recruiting players, obtaining donations, booking sponsors, planning door prizes – and all the other details that go into executing a golf tournament.

The Queens of the Greens
Barry Davis, president and CEO of Hillcrest Healthcare
Barry Davis, president and CEO of Hillcrest Healthcare

Dubbed “The Queens of the Greens,” Caroline Brooks Wilder, Lindsay Williams, Angie Wilson, Trudy Durham, Kim Olen, Ashley Wolard, Susan Vieira, Lisa Wilbanks Hooper, Lavonda Cantrell, Brandi Lee Miller and Lana Ham, who comprised the planning team, also were on hand the day of the event, ensuring that all ran smoothly.

“This event wouldn’t happen without the sponsors, volunteers, partners, planning team and players,” said Barry Davis, president and CEO of Hillcrest Healthcare. “I send my heartfelt thanks to all who made this event a great success and to Avalon Golf & Country Club for hosting the tournament. The funds will go far in advancing senior care in our community.”

“This is a wonderful tournament: well planned and attended, good prizes and food and all for a great cause,” said Charley Sexton, partner and chief creative officer for MoxCar Marketing + Communications. “We didn’t win any prizes – I told my teammates that the only thing I can guarantee is a fun time – but spending a Monday on the golf course, especially to support the important work of Hillcrest Healthcare Foundation, is time well spent!”

The MoxCar Marketing + Communications team

MoxCar was a Birdie Sponsor of the tournament and the firm’s team, in addition to Charley, included Randy Merritt, regional business development manager in Tennessee for The Christman Company; Karlo Rodriguez, relationship manager at The Trust Company of Tennessee; and Jeremy Floyd, chief communications officer and vice president of marketing at Covenant Health.

Mark your calendars for the next foundation event on Dec. 9

Back by popular demand, Breakfast with the Grinch will return on Saturday, Dec. 9, at a new location, Sacred Ground Hospice House at 1120 Dry Gap Pike in Knoxville. There are two times to choose from: 10 and 11:30 a.m., and tickets are $20 per person with all proceeds benefiting Hillcrest Healthcare Foundation.

You may scan the QR code in the graphic below, or click here to purchase tickets for the event that will include a Grinchy breakfast, pictures with Mr. Grinch, a snowball fight, crafts, face painting and lots of Merry Grinchmas FUN!

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