“The Foundation has really gotten behind me this year, they’ve been a big help,” he said.
Bennett’s daughter Autumn lost her struggle with Cystic Fibrosis in 1997 and he has been working to raise money and improve the lives of those affected by this disease ever since her diagnosis.
Bennett said they have had about 25 teams signed up so far, but that they would like to reach 36, which is the maximum the Windtree course could accommodate. The golf teams will tee off at 1:30 p.m. and it will be a Shot Gun start where teams will start at different holes on the course at the same time.
There are a limited number of spots available for teams to tee off at 8 a.m., approximately six spots will be available if necessary for the earlier time. Bennett indicated that if they have 36 teams sign up, 30 will start at 1:30 and if there are more than 36, the course staff will do everything in their power to accommodate the additional teams.
Following the golf tournament will be a benefit dinner available for everyone, not just the golfers, which will include a silent auction and music from local country and bluegrass bands. The dinner will last from 6:30 until 10:30 p.m.
“It’s just a good family event, and all that we ask is for everyone to make a donation if they don’t play golf,” Bennett said. “We’d love to have everyone come out and help us with this.”
For more information, you may contact Bennett at 308-5167 or Vera Smith at 330-2850. The Windtree Golf Course is located at 810 Nonaville Road in Mt. Juliet.
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