First Fred Lupton Memorial Golf Tournament Set For April 11

Friday, March 21, 2014
The life of Fred Lupton, a long-time volunteer and stalwart supporter of Bachman Academy, will be celebrated in an inaugural golf tournament, The Fred Lupton Memorial Golf Tournament, on April 11.
The life of Fred Lupton, a long-time volunteer and stalwart supporter of Bachman Academy, will be celebrated in an inaugural golf tournament, The Fred Lupton Memorial Golf Tournament, on April 11.

The inaugural Fred Lupton Memorial Golf Tournament is gaining momentum from area sponsors and supporters.  Proceeds will be used to provide scholarships to current and prospective students at Bachman Academy.

The tournament is in memory of Fred Lupton of Chattanooga who passed away in December.  He had been involved with the school for 50 years.  “We’re thrilled to have such a fitting way to honor the memory of long-time volunteer and stalwart supporter of the Academy," said Director of Development Anne Cadle.  "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 Academy is a non-profit boarding and day school for intelligent students who learn differently.  Some have a diagnosed speech and language disorder like 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, said officials.  “On our 180 acres, the campus is our classroom,” stated Ms. Cadle.

The golf event will be held at the Chatata Valley Golf Course in Cleveland.  Highlights include a luncheon with a short program, an 18-hole scramble, hole-in-one contest for a possible $10,000, putting contest, raffles, prizes and more.  Registration begins at 11 a.m. and tee off at 1 p.m. The cost is $75 per golfer.  There will be 2 players to a team. Hole sponsorships are still available for $250.  Sponsors will receive a wooden sign that will be placed at the tee box and the opportunity to have an item in a give-away bag given to each golfer. 

To register for the tournament please visit Bachman Academy’s Facebook page and click the Golf Tournament tab.


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