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Cure for Our Friends tournament date set

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Cure for Our Friends, an organization which assists local families affected by cystic fibrosis and also works with the CF foundation to raise awareness, has set the date for their fourth annual golf tournament fundraiser.

The event will be held Saturday, April 22 at Windtree Golf Tournament in Mt. Juliet. This is the first year they will have two tee times for teams - 8 a.m. or 1:30 p.m. Following the tournament is the very popular dinner party in the clubhouse. Golfers and guests will enjoy dinner catered by Courtney's of Mt. Juliet and live entertainment from country duo Branch & Dean and The Skahls. There is also a silent auction, face painting and a balloon artist for kids.

Last year's tournament raised $25,000 to aid in the Cure for Our Friend's Mission. Executive Director Vera Smith explained how the organization operates.

When a family is affected by CF, they can assist in everything from paying for prescriptions to electric bills.

"Anything that they need," Smith said, noting that they pay these bills directly. A portion of proceeds is donated to the CF Foundation.

Thirty-four teams turned out for the 2016 event and Smith said 20 teams have already signed up this year.

Many former NFL players are supporters of Cure for Our Friends. Paul Guidry, Randy Fuller, Kevin Dyson, Rayna Stewart, Derrick Mason and Eddie Khayat have committed to be celebrity golfers on April 22nd. Nashville Predators Ice Girls will be on the course with refreshments.

Golf team registration fees are $500 for a team or $125 for an individual.

Sponsorship opportunities are also available from $125 hole sponsorships all the way up to the $3,000 platinum sponsorship which includes logo on cart signs, score sheets, one four-person team and banner on the clubhouse.

For more information about the upcoming event email or call (615)330-2850/(615)926-8000.

Sponsors are: Mitchell Mr. Transmission; Salon Galleria; Southwest; Metro Carpets; Ajex Turner Co. Inc; Pepsi Cola, Vision Music; 102.5 The Game and Tennessee Orthopedics.

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