'Turkey Tee Off' To Benefit Child Advocacy Center

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WOODBURY – Golfers may compete in the annual “Turkey Tee Off” ” to benefit the Cannon County Child Advocacy Center on Saturday, Nov. 12 at 8 a.m. at Cedar Crest Golf Course in Murfreesboro.

Phillip and Steven Smith and Smith’s Painting are hosting the 1st Annual “Turkey Tee Off.” They need help to make the “Turkey Tee Off” a huge success.  

Levels of event sponsorship range from $50 to $2,500.  For $50 your business can have a tee box sign.  For $60, an individual can golf. For $240, you can be a team captain for a team of four golfers. For $2,500, your business can be one of the presenting sponsors for the golf tournament.  All contributions from Cannon County will benefit the Cannon County Child Advocacy Center.
 “The ‘Turkey Tee Off’ is a wonderful way for our community to come together and show their support of child abuse victims,” said Phillip Smith. “Our hope is that through this event, more families will learn about the services available and seek help for their children.”

Child abuse affects a significant number of children in our community.  In the last 6 years, the Child Protective Investigative Team, which consists of the Cannon County 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 400 child abuse, child sexual abuse, and drug endangered children cases in Cannon County.

Businesses and organizations have been very supportive of the “Turkey Tee Off.” Bridgestone, Smith’s Painting, and Wal-Mart are the presenting sponsors for the golf tournament.  Other local sponsors include American Auto Body, Auto Body Color, Bell Jewelers, The Blue Porch, Bob Parks Auction, Burks Upholstery, C. B. Collision, Cha Consulting Services, Chris Luckett Painting, Cooper Refrigeration, Curves, Custom Floors, Dean Concrete and Construction Company, Demos’ Restaurant, Durham Realty and Auction Company, Evergreen Lawncare and Landscaping, Farrer Construction Company, Farrer Bros. Excavating, Florida Bros. Inc., General Mills, Guaranty Trust, Hayes Bros. Auto Care, Haynes Bros. Lumber Co., Hodge Construction Services, Hooper Supply Company, J.A.S. Construction, Jack’s Glass Shop, Jones Car Wash, Larry Bug Construction, Lascassas Drugs, Lascassas Eye Care, Lascassas Feed Supply, Lawrence Glass Company, Learning RX, Maple Street Grill, McCarter Catron and East, McKellar-Farrer Renovations and Designs, Mid-State Neurosurgery, Moose Lodge, The Music Stop, Painting Services, Perry Construction Company, P.J.’s Pizzas, River Oaks Learning Center, State Farm Insurance, Truck Accents, Valley Growers Garden Center, and Wilson and Mitchell Hardware.

Individual contributors include Jeremy Armstrong, Donald Lee and Elaine Bogle, K.D. and Shyrle Ann Broiles, Bob Bugg, Ivie and Stephanie Burns, Mike and Julie Cha, Ray Hines, Bill Jakes, William Lewis, Dr. George H. and Lynn Lien, Wayne and Dorothy S. Murphy, James Newman, Lois Morton Perry, George and Nelda Pope, James P. Smith, and Keith Strain.

In-kind contributors for door prizes and goodie bags include Blue Porch Catering and Bed and Breakfast, Buffalo Wild Wings, the Cedar Bucket, Community Care of Rutherford County, Demos’ Restaurant, Edwin Watt’s Golf, Fayne Haynes Flag Company, Hibbett’s Sports, Hometown Flowers and Gifts, Lascassas Eye Center, Lawrence Glass Company, Parthenon Steak House, and State Farm Insurance.  Slick Pig is catering the lunch for the event.

Executive Director Sharon De Boer, said, “During this Thanksgiving season, the Child Advocacy Center is very thankful for Phillip and Steven Smith, Smith's Painting, Bridgestone, Wal-Mart, and all the local businesses and individuals that are partnering with the Center to sponsor the "Turkey Tee Off" and help abused children in our community.”

It is not too late for other businesses and golfers to get involved. If you would like to sponsor the event or make a contribution to the event please contact Phillip Smith at 545-6515 or the Child Advocacy Center at 867-9000.  Anyone interested in participating as a golfer can obtain a registration from by contacting the Center at 867-9000, or by faxing a registration form to 867-9585, or by registering at the golf tournament Saturday, Nov. 12 at 8 a.m.  

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