Veterans Home Council plans fundraiser
by JOYANNA LOVE Banner Senior Staff Writer
Apr 27, 2014 | 448 views | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend | print
THIS 2014 KAWASAKI Mule ATV is one prize that will be awarded for a hole-in-one during the Southeast Tennessee Veterans home golf tournament, courtesy of R&S Truck & Tractor Co. From left are Jimmy Kibler, SETVH Council co-chair Mark Hall, Bradley County veterans service officer Joe Davis, Herb Stafford, R&S general manager Dennis Pridmore and R&S owners David and JeanAnne Wilborn.   Banner photo, JOYANNA LOVE
THIS 2014 KAWASAKI Mule ATV is one prize that will be awarded for a hole-in-one during the Southeast Tennessee Veterans home golf tournament, courtesy of R&S Truck & Tractor Co. From left are Jimmy Kibler, SETVH Council co-chair Mark Hall, Bradley County veterans service officer Joe Davis, Herb Stafford, R&S general manager Dennis Pridmore and R&S owners David and JeanAnne Wilborn. Banner photo, JOYANNA LOVE
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The Southeast Tennessee Veterans Home Council is gearing up for its fifth annual fundraising golf tournament.

This year’s tournament will be held on June 7, at the Chatata Valley Golf Club. Registration starts at 7 a.m. with the actual tournament starting at 8 a.m.

Council member Herb Stafford said the organization has a goal of raising $15,000.

Cash prizes will be awarded for first place, fifth place and ninth place.

Council member Joe Davis said registration before May 30 is $60. After that, the price goes to $75.

Proceeds from the event have helped pay property tax on the proposed property and other preliminary elements. The event also raises funds for the construction of the facility.

The registration fee includes cart, greens fees, lunch and door prizes.

The tournament can accommodate up to 120 players in teams of four for the 4-man select shot tournament.

One prize the council is especially excited about it a 2014 Kawasaki Mule ATV for a hole-in-one on the second hole.

A hole-in-one on hole No. 8 will get a $10,000 prize.

Prizes will also be given for the straightest drive on No. 11, and for the golfer who is closest to the pin on the par-3 holes.

Council members have been asking anyone and everyone to serve as sponsors.

Corporate sponsors for the event include dentist Dr. Brad Winn, Fillauer Foundation, Trizon, Easy Auto and Hogan-Thompson Law Firm.

Registration can be completed by calling 728-7149.

Progress on the Cleveland Bradley County State Veterans Home has been challenging, as limited funding at the state and federal levels has changed where the project stands in the rankings. In previous interviews, state Veterans Affairs Commissioner Many Bears-Grinder has stated the ranking on the federal list can change drastically from year to year, depending on the state funding. However she said a recent drop from No. 70 to 100 “should not be seen as a setback for Cleveland.”

The commissioner has made a few visits to Cleveland this year to facilitate working through some concerns with the proposed site.

State General Services Commissioner Bob Oglesby, land donor Steve Williams and architects from the Lewis Group will continue discussions of Williams’ plan to remove all obstacles to using the site.