Several members of the Golf Tournament Committee of the Southeast Tennessee Veterans Home Council met recently at the Cleveland/Bradley Chamber of Commerce to begin preparation for this year's June …
Several members of the Golf Tournament Committee of the Southeast Tennessee Veterans Home Council met recently at the Cleveland/Bradley Chamber of Commerce to begin preparation for this year's June fundraiser.
Richard "Dick" Heinl, new committee chairman, is replacing former chair Janet Allen, and praised her continued involvement in tournament plans. Heinl serves as council vice chairman. The group is chaired by Kim Dees.
The popular event will have a new name this year. To be called the Cid Heidel Memorial Golf Tournament, it will be held in memory of the late council chairman who passed away last fall.
Heidel's wife, Paulie, is a member of the Golf Committee.
Committee members also approved a new logo for the event, reviewed recent accomplishments and plans for the tournament. They also discussed, and will share, a number of responsibilities for this year's event.
The tournament is scheduled for Saturday, June 6, at the Chatata Valley Golf Club.
The competition will be an 8 a.m. shotgun start, with breakfast coffee, biscuits and snacks provided by Hardee's.
Entry fee for the select-shot, four-person tournament is $70 per person, for those signing up prior to May 15. Registrations after May 15 will be $80 per person.
This entry fee includes a cart, green fee, two mulligans and lunch at the conclusion of the 18-hole round. The noon meal is being provided by Chick-fil-A, a longtime supporter of the veterans home tournament.
Registration on the day of the tournament will be at 7 a.m.
Prizes will include $300 to the winning team, $200 for the team finishing fifth, $160 for ninth-place, and $100 for 11th place.
There are also some special prizes available. A hole-in-one at the par 3 No. 2 hole will receive a John Deere Z915E commercial, zero-turn lawnmower valued at $8,529. A hole-in-one at the par 3 No. 8 hole will win $10,000.
Prizes are also being presented for the straightest drive at the par 4 No. 11, with other prizes for closest to the pin on the par 3 tests.
Proceeds from the golf tournament are used to support the Southeast Tennessee Veterans Home Council, a 501(C)3 organization. Donations are tax-deductible.
Members of the council can be contacted for more information about this 11th annual tournament. They include: Heinl, 284-2511; council chair [Kim] Dees, 284-9432; Dave Hall, 595-5735; council secretary Alvin Howard, 240-5875; John Inman, 502-216-1324; Sue Inman, 502-216-1324; Jimmy Kibler, 667-1122; John Thomason, 716-4890; council treasurer Betsy Trimble, 240-8462; and Sgt. Jackie Walls, 333-4430.
The emphasis at the meeting was the continued need for corporate, hole and cart sponsors. Corporate sponsorships are $500, with $100 for hole sponsors and $50 for carts.
Committee members discussed the fact there have already been some major sponsors who have signed up this year, when compared to the 2019 tournament.
Heinl said he is looking forward to chairing this year's tournament.
"I hope to make the tournament a fun event for council members and golfers, while continuing the great fundraising success we have enjoyed for the past 10 years," he said.
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