Friday, May 6, 2011

INAUGURAL TRACY LAWRENCE GOLF FOR A CURE CHARITY GOLF CLASSIC Raises Nearly $15,000 for Susan G. Komen Greater Nashville

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (May 5, 2011)–
Tracy Lawrence and his friends in music, entertainment, sports and the arts raised nearly $15,000 for the Susan G. Komen Center--Greater Nashville at the inaugural Golf For A Cure Charity Golf Classic this past Monday, May 2, 2011. Artists, celebrities, sponsors and VIPs took to the greens, despite the threatening, inclement weather, at Five Oaks Golf & Country Club in Lebanon, Tennessee.

In a parade of 50 carts, teeing off in the game along with paying patrons and event sponsors were Lawrence, Darryl Worley, Ira Dean(former Trick Pony member), Bryan White,Davis Daniel, Matt Gary, Ty Brown (of “The Bachelorette” fame), Lacey Brown (“American Idol”-2010), Cory Hildreath (One Night Rodeo), Elbert West, Lucas Hoge, “Racing Country” radio show host Cathy Martindale and the renowned Rockie "Rockstar" Shipes.

After the challenging 18-hole game, the Golf For A Cure outing concluded with a night-time reception where guests enjoyed up-close, acoustic performances by Tracy Lawrence, Darryl Worley, Ira Dean, Tiffany, Ty Brown, Lacey Brown, Brooke Burrows, One Night Rodeo accompanied by rolling thunder and bolts of lightning.

Show-goers enjoyed beer (provided by Miller/Coors/Budweiser [DET] and Ajax Turner), vodka and rum beverages (served up by Pinnacle Liquors). Big tag silent auction items included an authentic, autographed Nolan Ryan Rangers jersey and photograph (sale price: $600) and the Players Package & Shopping Spree (a set of Titleist Irons and a personal shopping experience at one of Nashville’s finest fashion boutiques, Flavour) sold for $700. One lucky bidder scored a Golf Package (featuring a carry golf bag, balls, hat and a round of golf for four) for a mere $200 in the silent auction.

The event was presented by The Burns Insurance Group and Lawrence Music Group; lead sponsors were The William Morris Agency and Tracy Lawrence Fund, Inc. Special thanks to the other supporting sponsors: Digital Console Rental • Fresh Aire Solutions • Richards & Southern Inc. • Five Oaks Golf & Country Club • Coca Cola • White Quartz Premium Artesian Water • Ink On Paper Inc. • 3 Doors Down • One Night Rodeo and Ed Ciofani • Grand Ole Opry • Rita’s Italian Ice Hermitage • • Tilted Palm Beverages • Simba Products • Taylor Made Golf • Adidas Golf • McDonald’s • Pine Creek Golf Course • Belmont Peanuts • Gravity Dance & Athletic Apparel • Marriott • Rally For A Cure • Country Hill Golf Course • Ben Brantley & Co. • Wildhorse Saloon • Hard Rock Café • Callaway Golf • American Signature Jewelry • LoJac
One hundred percent of the proceeds will go directly to Susan G. Komen Greater Nashville.
Over the course of his 20-year tenure in the music industry, Lawrence has led the way to host a variety of charitable events including his golf classic in Texarkana, Texas (benefiting the Tracy Lawrence Foundation) and his annual Turkey Fry in Nashville in support of the Nashville Rescue Mission. He anticipates Golf For A Cure will continue with the same community spirit to support the Susan G. Komen For The Cure Foundation for years to come.

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For additional information about Golf For A Cure 2012 sponsorship opportunities or how you can be involved, please contact Tournament Director Joshua Lykins/

About Susan G. Komen Greater Nashville:
Komen For The Cure is the global leader of the breast cancer movement, having invested more than $1 billion since its inception in 1982. Komen’s promise is to save lives and end breast cancer forever by empowering people, ensuring quality care for all and energizing science to find the cures. 
Across the country, that promise is upheld by a network of 122 local affiliate offices. In 1997, the Greater Nashville Affiliate was founded and, to date, has provided more than $3 million in screening, treatment and educational services to the women of Middle Tennessee.

Top Photo: Celebrity/patron golfers pose at tourney start.
Below photos: Tracy Lawrence shows other golfers how it's done in Lebanon.

Photos courtesy of Hunter Photography.