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.


Weekly Road Construction Report

Here is the weekly road construction report for Hamilton County: I-24 East bridge repair over Chestnut Street at mile marker 178.6 near the U.S. 27 interchange and safety improvements on the bridges over the CSX Railroad and over U.S. 27:  Work on this project continues.  This project will repair the bridge on I 24 East over Chestnut Street at mile marker 178.6 near ... (click for more)

Dance Into Fall Contra Is Saturday

Chattanooga Traditional Dance Society presents Dance into Fall Contra! on Saturday from 7:30-11 p.m., featuring calling by Grant Yost and music by Ed and Elsie.  CTDS dances take place at Brainerd United Methodist Church, Lundy Hall, 4315 Brainerd Road. Admission is $8 and $5 for students and seniors.  Everyone is invited to join the family-friendly event and enjoy ... (click for more)

School Board Approves "Partnership" With State As "Lesser Of 2 Evils"

The County School Board on Thursday night voted 7-2 to join in talks with the State Department of Education leading to a Partnership Zone for five low-performing schools. Joe Smith and David Testerman voted against the plan. Other board members said the only alternative was for the state to take over several low-performing schools under the Achievement School District in which ... (click for more)

Jury Hears About Incident Behind Food Lion That Authorities Say Led To Triple Murders In Lookout Valley; Neighbor Saw Trio With Guns

A Criminal Court jury on Thursday was told about an incident behind the Food Lion on Brown's Ferry Road that authorities say was the motive for an April 9, 2014, massacre at a Lookout Valley trailer park. Brandon Jackson said the incident five days earlier involved Derek Morse, who is standing trial on three counts of first-degree murder and one count of attempted first-degree ... (click for more)

September Is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

The calendar fills up quickly in September as families return to a packed routine after quieter summer days. Unfortunately, your health might take a backseat to your busy schedule. So make a note on your calendar that September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, and remind yourself—or the men in your life—about the importance of a healthy prostate.   Prostate cancer is ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: I Am Very Privileged

A “California Kook” who teaches sociology at San Diego State told her students she would give each extra credit if they would participate in a “White Privilege Checklist” the other day. Understand, there is no pass or fail but, the more of the 20 statements you agree with, reveals you are “more guilty” of being white and therefore more “privileged” than those who are not. I had ... (click for more)