Jordan Thomas Foundation Low Country Boil And Golf Classic Is Sept. 28-29

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Tickets are on sale now for the Jordan Thomas Foundation’s 8th Annual Low Country Boil and Golf Classic, which will be held on Sunday, Sept. 28, and Monday, Sept. 29.

The Low Country Boil will be held on Sunday, Sept. 28, at Stratton Hall.  The event begins at 6:30 p.m., and will feature traditional low country fare, drinks, a silent auction and music by Priscilla and Little RicKee Band.  Event tickets are $85 for patrons, $125 for patrons who want reserved seating and $40 for young patrons – under age 30.  Reserved tables are also available for $1,000 each. Reservations may be made online at www.jordanthomasfoundation.org or by calling 622-9006.

The Jordan Thomas Foundation Golf Classic will be held the following day on Monday, Sept. 29, at the Chattanooga Golf and Country Club. Beginning at noon, teams will take to the course in support of this great cause.

The mission of the Jordan Thomas Foundation is to provide children affected by limb loss with the prostheses they need throughout childhood and adolescence, and to serve as a caring resource, advocate and support system for these children and their families. Jordan Thomas established the Jordan Thomas Foundation at the age of 16 while recovering from the loss of both legs in a boating accident. He realized that there were other children in the hospital who would not have the advantages that he did and would go home without the limbs they needed to have a full, active, and happy life. 

The financial commitment is great, with the cost of a leg averaging $10,000 and an arm $15,000. Therefore, Jordan’s family, friends, and many volunteers have worked with him every year since 2006 on this annual fundraiser to fulfill the commitment of working with children and young adults.

For more information, please visit www.jordanthomasfoundation.org, or contact Janet Jobe at 622-9006 or info@jordanthomasfoundation.org.

16-Year-Old Native American Flute Sensation Performs At Red Clay Pow Wow

Sixteen-year-old Native American flute sensation, multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, songwriter, producer and rising star Gareth Laffely will perform at Red Clay Pow Wow 2014 in Cleveland at Red Clay State Park on Saturday and Sunday.  Hours are 10 a.m. until dusk on Saturday and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. on Sunday.  Admission is a $5 donation per car. Gareth will be performing ... (click for more)

Dr. Joe Martin Speaks At PEF Luncheon, "Teachers Have A Chance To Save Lives"

Dr. Joe Martin, speaking at an event for the 25th anniversary of the Public Education Foundation's partnership with Hamilton County schools, said his seventh grade English teacher "literally saved my life and she didn't even know it." Dr. Martin said, "She didn't know that I was being raised in one of the toughest projects of Miami." His teacher, whom he called Ms. G, also did ... (click for more)

Man Shot At Apartments On Tunnel Boulevard Wednesday Afternoon, Then 2 Juveniles Shot At Rec Center On Oakwood Drive With Suspects In Custody

Chattanooga police officers responded to the apartment buildings at 404 Tunnel Blvd. Wednesday at 1:21 p.m., where residents say they heard multiple shots fired.  Witnesses said they saw multiple suspects fleeing the scene on foot behind the complex.  The male victim was taken to a local hospital for life threatening gunshot wounds.  Later Wednesday, ... (click for more)

Several Arrested Outside Erlanger Hospital When Crowd Gathers After Woodlawn Shooting

Several people were arrested Monday night outside Erlanger Hospital after a crowd gathered and clashed with police. The crowd included family and friends of 20-year-old Apprentice Berry, who was shot multiple times and killed earlier Monday night at the Woodlawn Apartments on Wilson Street. Erlanger officials said the group gathered at the emergency room, but were later moved ... (click for more)

Chattanooga Has Lost Its Most Popular Citizen - Luther Masingill - And Response

Chattanooga has lost its most popular citizen – Luther Masingill. Although we are saddened we cherish the memories.  All of us have a Luther story.  Mine is the first time I met Luther.  This was before TV and all of Chattanooga listened to Luther on the radio.  I was 12-years-old.  Some of my buddies and I had gone to the State Theater in downtown ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: The Policeman’s Prayer

Every year, when the Law Enforcement Foundation of Greater Chattanooga holds its annual luncheon, it is one of the most heartening displays of what America really believes, down deep inside. The most prominent and influential leaders in the community – well over 1,000 -- gather to pay tribute and pledge their support to our heroes in blue who are unfaltering in their devotion, service ... (click for more)