Mastering Memory Care Golf Tournament Raises Nearly $80,000 For Morning Pointe Foundation

Thursday, May 19, 2022

The seventh Annual Morning Pointe Foundation Mastering Memory Care Golf Tournament was held this week at the Lookout Mountain Club, raising nearly $80,000 toward support for the Foundation’s mission of providing clinical scholarships and caregiver educational programs across the Southeast. 

Several dozen teams from around the Tennessee Valley participated in the tournament, led by Presenting Sponsors First Horizon Bank and Propel Insurance, Inc.

After a "fun and challenging" 18 holes of golf, RockPoint Bank’s team, consisting of Rich Balthrop, Daryl Mann, Bryce Ledford and Rick Mincy, took the top spot, with a score of 56.

Second place finish went to the UBS (The Union Square Group) team of Pat 
McDonald, Darrin Wall, Reed Hayes and Ben Cottrell, with a score of 57.

Third place went to Neuhoff Taylor Architects’ team of Bobby Adams, Chip Krug, George Thomas and Hank Confrancesco, with a score of 59.

“It’s good to be back at the Lookout Mountain Club for our annual golf fundraiser to support the Morning Pointe Foundation,” said Greg A. Vital, president of Morning Pointe Senior Living. “Now more than ever, the Mastering Memory Care golf event is vital to the mission of the Foundation, and because of the generosity of our sponsors and donors, we are able to help make the future a little brighter for nursing students at our partner colleges and universities. It is important that we continue to promote educational resources for nurses and caregivers while building a strong workforce.”

Since its founding in 2014 by senior healthcare entrepreneurs Mr. Vital and J. Franklin Farrow, the 
Morning Pointe Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the Chattanooga-based Morning Pointe Senior Living, has provided more than 65 nursing students with scholarship funds. The 501(c)3 non-profit  organization has forged local partnerships with Chattanooga State, Cleveland State, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, TCAT Athens and Southern Adventist University, providing financial assistance to students pursuing a degree in geriatric nursing. In total, the Morning Pointe Foundation is committed to partnerships with 12 colleges in the states of Tennessee, Kentucky and Alabama. 

The Morning Pointe Foundation will team up with Morning Pointe of Athens later this summer to host a sister Mastering Memory Care Golf Tournament at Springbrook Golf & Country Club in Niota. The event is scheduled for June 29.


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