Record Participants Set For Morning Pointe Foundation Golf Tournament May 11

Wednesday, April 28, 2021

The Morning Pointe Foundation will welcome golfers to the Lookout Mountain Club on May 11 for the 6 annual Mastering Memory Care golf tournament, presented by First Horizon Bank and Propel Insurance Services, Inc. This tournament brings together donors, executives and golf enthusiasts from across the region who will hit the links to help raise funds for the Morning Pointe Foundation. The non-profit provides nursing scholarships at community colleges across the Southeast and caregiver support programs for families with aging loved ones. Last year, the event had to be cancelled due to the global pandemic. 

“We are thrilled about a record number of participants scheduled to play in this year’s Mastering 
Memory Care golf tournament,” said Morning Pointe Foundation executive director Audra Hopkins. “By highlighting our sponsorship of the most deserving people in our community—hardworking nursing students at places like Chattanooga State, Cleveland 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 founders Greg A. Vital and J. 
Franklin Farrow, the philanthropic arm of the Chattanooga-based Morning Pointe Senior Living
has provided over 60 nursing students with scholarship funds while supporting Caregiver Café
programs and other healthcare education events. The 501(c)3 non-profit organization has forged 
partnerships with ten community and technical colleges in Tennessee, Kentucky and Alabama.

“This annual event wouldn’t be possible without our lead sponsors, First Horizon Bank and  Propel Insurance, as well as a host of other sponsors and volunteers,” added Morning Pointe President Greg A. Vital. “The Mastering Memory Care golf tournament is a key event for the Morning Pointe Foundation as we seek to raise awareness of issues affecting today’s senior adults while supporting the future of senior living caregivers.”

In addition to Presenting Sponsors, Platinum Sponsors include ETSB General Contractors, UBS 
and Neuhoff Taylor Architects.

Since 2018, the Morning Pointe Foundation and Morning Pointe of Athens 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 28 at 12:30 p.m.

There is still time to be added as a golf tournament sponsor. For more information on the Morning Pointe Foundation or to register as a sponsor, contact director@morningpointefoundation.com.


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