Dinner of Champions and Celebrity Golf Tournament benefits Developmental Disabilities Services in Middle Tennessee


Golf participants enjoying the tournament in Nashville, TN.

Volunteers of America hosted another successful Celebrity Golf Tournament in Nashville on Sunday, June 21, and Monday, June 22, 2015. The signature fundraising event raised $127,000 for the Developmental Disabilities Services program in Tennessee.

The two-day event featured such football greats as former University of Alabama star Dont’a Hightower and former University of Tennessee standout Bobby Majors. A sponsor reception was held on Sunday, June 21 for major sponsors, including Nissan, Permobil, Sheraton Music City Hotel, and many others, to thank them for their outstanding support.

The evening’s “Dinner of Champions” attracted over 400 guests who enjoyed a night of entertainment and an inspiring program by Volunteers of America President & CEO, Jennifer Hancock; Representative Darren Jernigan; and Roger Widmer, president of Argosy University.

Approximately 220 golf participants joined us the following Monday morning at the beautiful Hermitage Golf Course in nearby Old Hickory, Tennessee. Participants also enjoyed a luncheon and awards ceremony, where the first place team winners received a customized guitar with an Alabama and a Tennessee football player displayed on the front of the guitar.

Andy Gothard, former University of Alabama football player and long-time supporter of Volunteers of America, said, “I attend a lot of functions, and I have to say that this event is the most inspiring event I have ever attended.”