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Anticipation builds for Morning Pointe’s Mastering Memory Golf Tournament: A fun-filled day of golf for a noble cause

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Morning Pointe of Athens’s fifth annual Mastering Memory Care Golf Tournament is fast approaching, golf for a good cause.

The event is coming up on Wednesday, June 28, at the Springbrook Golf & Country Club in Niota, Tennessee. It all starts with breakfast and registration at 7:30 a.m.

The tournament will benefit the Morning Pointe Foundation, a 501(c)3 nonprofit that provides caregiver support programs, sponsors educational awareness events and funds clinical scholarships.

Golf tournament proceeds specifically assist with clinical scholarships, such as helping students become certified nursing assistants or nurses. The Foundation partners with a several community colleges and universities locally. These include Tennessee College of Applied Technology (TCAT) in Athens and in Jacksboro and Chattanooga State Community College.

Teams of four can sign for the up through the morning of the tournament. Tee-off time is 9 a.m. The tournament will conclude with a 1 p.m. luncheon and awards reception.

Contests include a putting contest, wingspan and closest to par.

Sponsors include Presenting Sponsor Citizens National Bank; Cart Sponsor ETPS; Putt-Off Sponsors Midlab, Inc., and Hearth Hospice; Marketing Signage Sponsor In Good Health; Tee Box and Game Sponsor Sweetwater Hospital Association. Standard Team Sponsors include Lab Crew, The Weston Group, Dynasty Spas, James Fire Protection and Starr Regional Medical Center. Sponsors are still signing on.

“We are so thankful for our sponsors, who make this event possible each year,” said Crystal Sutton, executive director at Morning Pointe of Athens, who organizes the tournament. “It’s such a fun event, and it impacts our community. It helps students who might not otherwise be able to afford to pursue their education in nursing.”

Last year’s tournament raised more than $12,000 for clinical scholarships.

For more information, or to register for the tournament, call Sutton at 423-836-3317, or email Athens-ed@morningpointe.com.

“The Mastering Memory Golf Tournament is a great way to support the local community while enjoying a day of fellowship and fun,” said Miranda Perez, executive director of the Morning Pointe Foundation. “The students who receive these funds are truly grateful, and those who play in the tournament always have a great time.”

Founded in 1997 by Tennessee healthcare entrepreneurs Greg A. Vital and Franklin Farrow, Morning Pointe Senior Living owns and operates 37 assisted living, personal care, and Alzheimer’s memory care communities in five southeastern states, including Morning Pointe of Athens.

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