City's Golf Course holds Kids Classic

Communications Director

Eric Vreeland
evreeland@knoxvilletn.gov
(865) 215-3480

400 Main St., Room 654A
Knoxville, TN 37902

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City's Golf Course holds Kids Classic

Posted: 09/19/2007
Golfers will have the chance to play golf, support a children's golf program, and mentor a child at the Williams Creek Golf Course "Kids Classic" on Friday, September 21, 2007. The "Kids Classic" is a tournament in which a team of three golfers plays with a First Tee youth participant and mentors the child along the way. The format of the tournament is a double shotgun scramble. All proceeds of the tournament will go towards the First Tee program at Williams Creek Golf Course. The First Tee program encourages Knoxville youth to get active in the sport of golf while also teaching them values that may be used in golf and in real life. Project grad students can participate free in the program. "It's vital that we invest in our youth," said Sam Anderson, Senior Director of the City of Knoxville's Community and Neighborhood Services Department. "The First Tee program is a great way to get all children involved-despite their circumstances-in a sport that teaches values they can use for the rest of their lives." Teams have several ways in which to enter:

1) They can pay $550 for hole sponsorship and team entry. This entry will include recognition at the hole and a three-person team entry.
2) They can pay $300 for greens fee, cart fee, range balls, lunch, tee gifts, and drinks on the course.
3) They can pay $250 for a Hole sponsorship, which gives recognition on a designated tee.A portion of the entry contribution will be tax deductible.

"The Kids Classic is a great chance for golfers to enjoy a challenging game on this scenic par 3 course and to give back to the community," said Diondre Jackson, Director of the Williams Creek Golf Course. "This tournament is all for the kids, but it's rewarding for everybody." Jackson added that tournament participants would receive goody bags and a dri-fit polo shirt. Other prizes will be distributed at the tournament, including the grand prize of a one-year membership to the Williams Creek Golf Course for each member of the winning team.

Tee times are at 9 a.m. or 1 p.m. Entry forms are available on line at www.cityofknoxville.org. Corporations may still sponsor the tournament by calling the course. For more information on the tournament, please call the golf course at 546-5828.