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.

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