Almost $15,000 was raised at the “Turkey Tee Off” golf tournament to benefit the Child Advocacy Center on Saturday (11/10/2012) at Cedar Crest Golf Course. It was a beautiful sunny fall day for all the golfers. $1,000 of prize winnings awarded to the top four teams and all the golfers received door prizes donated by Phillip Smith, Steven Smith, Smith’s Painting, A.O. Smith, Parthenon Grill, Maple Street Grill, Toot’s, Demos’, and Edwin Watts Golf.
Child abuse affects a significant number of children in our community. In the last 12 years, the Child Protective Investigative Team, which consists of the Child Advocacy Center, the Department of Children’s Services, law enforcement, and the District Attorney’s Office, have worked together to investigate and prosecute over 8,000 child abuse, child sexual abuse, and drug endangered children cases in Rutherford and Cannon Counties.
Golf tournament hosts Phillip and Steven Smith and Smith’s Painting announced the Turkey Tee Off Prizes winners. The first place team winning $400 with a score of 56 was Maple Street Grill. The golfers on the first place team were Scott Zelneck, Cory Kenball, Eli McCorkle, and Brandon Webb.
The second place team winning $300 was Danny Hudgen’s Team. The golfers on the second place team were Danny Hudgens, Terry Taylor, Corey Taylor, and Randy Morey.
The third place team winning $200 was St. Paul’s Episcopal Church Team 2. The golfers on the third place team were Morris Hamby, Greg Faffo, and Corky Shaw.
The fourth place team winning $100 was the Law Office of David L. Puckett Team. The golfers on the fourth place team were David L. Puckett, Steve Hutson, Larry Nobles, and Tommy Thompson.
The Child Advocacy Center gave a huge thank you to all four winning teams—Maple Street Grill, Danny Hudgen’s Team, St. Paul’s Episcopal Team, and the Law Office of David L. Puckett Team—for donating their winnings back to the Child Advocacy Center.
There were many other prize winners. The following were winners:
- Winning the “Hole in One” on Hole 14 was Adam Dunaway
- Winning the “Closest to the Pin” on Hole 3 was Adam Dunaway
- Winning the “Longest Drive” on Hole 5 was Matt Hughes
- Winning the “Closest to the Pin” on Hole 7 was Randy Morey
- Winning the “Closest to the Water” on Hole 9 was Meredith Thomas
- Winning the “Closest to the Pin” on Hole 17 was Joe Dwyer
First place went to Walter White from Hoover Paint for the “Best Dressed Golfer.”
Brian Bjork was the winner of the drawing for the golf bag. The winner of the 50-50 tickets drawing was Mike Becker. The Child Advocacy Center gave a huge thank you to Mike Becker for donating his winnings back to the Child Advocacy Center as the 50-50 tickets winner.
Murfreesboro City Schools Director Linda Gilbert, said, “The Child Advocacy Center is one of our strongest partners! The Center makes life safer for our most vulnerable children. And our community is surely better because of the work that happens there.”
Executive Director Sharon De Boer, said, “During this Thanksgiving season, the Child Advocacy Center is very grateful to Phillip and Steven Smith, Smith's Painting, Bridgestone, Farrer Construction, Cha Consulting Services, the Law Office of David L. Puckett, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, the “Turkey Tee Off” volunteers, and the many sponsors and golfers for sponsoring this event supporting the Child Advocacy Center and the children and families we serve.”
“We want to thank everyone for making the 2012 Turkey Tee Off a huge Success,” said Phillip Smith, “It was a beautiful day to golf. We are looking forward to seeing you all next year!”
If you would like to serve on the committee to plan the “2013 Turkey Tee Off” please contact the Child Advocacy Center at (615) 867-9000.