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.

Chattanooga Chamber Business Calendar May 28-June 4

WED/6.1- AM Networking at Cohutta Banking Company 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. Cohutta Banking Company: 800 Market Street Held the first Wednesday of every month, AM Networking brings between 75-135 business people together for an hour of networking and refreshments. AM Networking this month will be sponsored and hosted by Cohutta Banking Company. To RSVP for this event, ... (click for more)

Success Ready: A Free Career Prep And Job Fair For Teens To Be Held June 2-3

First Things First presents Success Ready , a two-day networking event for high school aged teens who are looking for summer employment and beyond. “We’re in the high schools on a regular basis teaching relationship skills,” said Julie Baumgardner, president and CEO of First Things First. “We saw the need for a type of networking and career prep event for ... (click for more)

Attorney Says Lacie Stone, Advisor To Mayor Berke, Is Victim, Not Instigator

The attorney for advisor to Mayor Andy Berke Lacie Stone said she has been thrust into the spotlight, but said she is "the victim of an unprovoked attack" by her husband, Bobby Stone. Attorney John Cavett said it is ridiculous "to suggest that she was the perpetrator." Mr. Stone is facing charges of domestic assault and vandalism. Attorney Cavett said, "It is unfortunate ... (click for more)

Dr. Russell Dyer Chosen As Director Of Schools By Cleveland City School Board

The Cleveland City School board unanimously voted Thursday afternoon to offer the job of director of Schools to Dr. Russell Dyer. Dr. Dyer serves as the chief of staff of schools in Collierville, Tn.  If Dr. Dyer accepts the school board's contract, he will be paid $132,500 a year.  After contract negotiations, the board plans for Dr. Dyer to start at Cleveland City ... (click for more)

Case Handled Like Any Other? - And Response

It is interesting that Chief Fletcher would deem the handling of the Mayor's encounter as typical or normal. Is the Chief asking the public to believe that all misdemeanor domestic violence arrests include a 4-hour taped interrogation, and delayed reporting after a visit to the Chief’s house. Of course, we believe that Chief Fletcher. April Eidson * * *  I ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: A Judge's Night Behind Bars

There is very little doubt that retired Army Sergeant Joe Serna has Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) after serving three tours as a Green Beret in Afghanistan. Once he barely avoided being blown up by a hidden IED and then there was another terrifying brush with a suicide bomber. But the worst was when a truck he was in slid off the roadway into a canal. “It was like ... (click for more)