6th Morning Pointe Foundation Mastering Memory Care Golf Tournament Set For May 11

Friday, March 5, 2021
Shown from left to right are Jessica Prather, Sherry Owens, Audra Hopkins (Director, Morning Pointe Foundation), Carla Livingstone, and Peter Beshara. These are nursing students at Tennessee College of Applied Technology, Jacksboro, Tn.
Shown from left to right are Jessica Prather, Sherry Owens, Audra Hopkins (Director, Morning Pointe Foundation), Carla Livingstone, and Peter Beshara. These are nursing students at Tennessee College of Applied Technology, Jacksboro, Tn.

For the sixth year in a row, 25 teams from throughout the Tennessee Valley will assemble on May 11, at the Lookout Mountain Club for the Morning Pointe Foundation’s annual Mastering Memory Care golf tournament, presented by First Horizon and Propel Insurance Services, Inc. This will be the first time the tournament has been held since 2019, as the 2020 event was cancelled due to the global pandemic. Since inception, the Morning Pointe Foundation has given out over 60 community college scholarships to further the education of the next generation of nurses in senior care.

 

“As our nation and the world starts to return to a sense of normalcy, we are proud to say the Mastering Memory Care golf tournament is officially scheduled,” said Morning Pointe

Foundation executive director Audra Hopkins.

“This annual spring event is something that we

look forward to each year in anticipation of building financial support for nursing students across

the Southeast. By highlighting our sponsorship of the most deserving people in our community—

hardworking nursing students at places like Chattanooga State, TCAT of Athens, and Columbia

State—we will ultimately make our community stronger and ensure a brighter future for our

seniors.”

 

Since the founding of the Morning Pointe Foundation in 2014 by senior health care entrepreneurs

Greg A. Vital and J. Franklin Farrow, the philanthropic arm of the Chattanooga-based Morning

Pointe Senior Living has provided nursing students with more than $100,000 in scholarship

funds. The 501(c)3 non-profit organization has forged partnerships with ten community and

technical colleges in Tennessee, Kentucky, and Alabama.

 

“Watching Chattanooga business and community leaders come together in a spirit of fun and

giving is especially poignant because of the impact that COVID-19 and the 2020 tornado has had

on so many,” said Morning Pointe Senior Living president Greg A. Vital. “With our city and

our industry roaring back from a challenging year, I’m grateful to the Lookout Mountain Club

for continuing to host this tournament as the Morning Pointe Foundations seeks to provide much needed opportunities to nursing students while providing support to caregivers and drawing

attention to important senior health care issues.”

 

Since 2018, the Morning Pointe Foundation and Morning Pointe of Athens (TN) have partnered

to host a sister Mastering Memory Care golf tournament. This year’s Athens golf tournament

will take place at the Ridgewood Golf Course on July 21 at 12:30 p.m.

 

For more information on the Morning Pointe Foundation or to register to be a golf tournament

sponsor, please contact director@morningpointefoundation.com.

 

Morning Pointe Senior Living is the region’s choice for assisted living and Alzheimer’s memory

care, with seven locations serving the Tennessee Valley in Chattanooga, Collegedale, Hixson,

and Athens. For more information, please visit www.morningpointe.com.


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