Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Olympic Medalist Coming To Cookeville

Tickets are now on sale for Cookeville Regional’s Golf Classic Celebrity Dinner featuring Olympic champion Bruce Jenner. The dinner will be held in conjunction with the hospital’s eighth annual charity golf tournament to raise money for the hospital’s Foundation with proceeds to benefit the Cancer Care Fund, the Caring Hands Fund and the Save-A-Life Mammogram Project – all designed to help patients with needs not met by insurance. Jenner is known to many as the “World’s Greatest Athlete,” earning that title when he broke the decathlon world record in the 1976 Olympic games in Montreal. Again this year the four-person scramble has been expanded to two days – Thursday, August 12 and Friday, August 13 at the Cookeville Golf Club with the dinner being held on Thursday evening at the Leslie Town Centre. The dinner event will be open to the public with a limited number of tickets available for sale at $60 each or $400 for a table of eight. Tickets must be purchased prior to the event – no tickets will be available at the door. There are also a limited number of teams slots still available for the golf tournament. The cost to play in the tournament is $600 per team ($150 per player). For more information about participating in the tournament or to purchase dinner tickets, contact Melahn Finley at 783-5654.