The inaugural Fred Lupton Memorial Golf Tournament is gaining momentum from area sponsors and supporters. Proceeds will be used to provide much needed scholarships to current and prospective students of Bachman Academy.
The tournament is in memory of Fred Lupton of Chattanooga who passed away in December 2013. He was involved with the school for 50 years.
“We’re thrilled to have such a fitting way to honor the memory of longtime volunteer and stalwart supporter of the academy. Thanks to the generosity of Mr. Lupton and others throughout the years, many students have been able to attend Bachman Academy who might not have been financially able,” Bachman director of development Anne Cadle said.
Bachman Academy is a nonprofit boarding and day school for intelligent students who learn differently. Some have a diagnosed speech and language disorder such as dyslexia or dysgraphia, while others live with ADD or ADHD. Education is not one size fits all at Bachman. The curriculum is individualized, challenging and effective. “On our 180 acres, the campus is our classroom,” stated Cadle.
The tournament will be held April 11 at Chatata Valley Golf Club. Highlights include a luncheon with a short program, an 18-hole scramble, hole-in-one contest for a possible $10,000, putting contest, prizes and more. Registration begins at 11 a.m. with tee time at 1 p.m. The cost is $75 per golfer for the two-person teams.
Hole sponsorships are available for $250. Sponsors will receive a wooden sign to be placed at the tee box and the opportunity to have an item in a goody bag given to each golfer. For more information or to register, visit Bachman Academy’s Facebook page and click the Golf Tournament tab.