The Project Access Golf Classic, chaired by Woody Kennedy, MD, with the Plastic Surgery Group, starts with a 1 p.m. shotgun start at the Chattanooga Golf and Country Club on Aug 21, which means golfers will be in mid-play as the totality of the eclipse passes just north of Chattanooga.
"The course at the CGCC will be an ideal location for viewing the eclipse – wide open spaces along the Tennessee River.
"It will be a historical day on Aug. 21 as the area experiences a total solar eclipse, the first in 38 years. And golfers who register for the Project Access Golf Classic will be on the greens as the moon covers the sun, able to view this incredible phenomenon with eclipse viewing glasses that are part of their gift bags," officials said.
Each golfer will receive one round of golf at the Chattanooga Golf and Country Club, complimentary range balls, use of practice facilities, a boxed lunch, and other gifts.
Golfers can register by visiting www.paclassic.eventbrite.com. The cost for an Individual Player is $200 and a 4-Member Team is $800. All proceeds from the Golf Classic go to support Project Access, a physician-led program that provides donated specialty medical care to low-income residents without medical insurance.
Project Access is a collaboration of more than 900 physicians, the CHI Memorial, Erlanger, Parkridge, Siskin, and Kindred hospital systems, 14 area community health centers, and more than a dozen additional health care related organizations and businesses. Project Access physicians provide specialty medical care at no cost to patients who meet enrollment qualifications. Since its inception in 2004, Project Access has donated health care services to more than 14,800 patients, with those services valued at more than $157 million.
The Project Access Golf Classic began in 2016 as the senior project of Baylor students Brandon and Dustin Johnson, sons of Dr. and Mrs. Darrell Johnson. The Medical Foundation officials said they are proud to continue Brandon and Dustin’s vision and host the Project Access Golf Classic 2017. The tournament is presented by Vascular Institute of Chattanooga.
Sponsorship opportunities for the Project Access Golf Classic are still available. Contact Kevin Lusk at 423-622-2872 or email@example.com for more information.