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2020 Lightning Bug GC Golf Tournament



History And Update

Dear Friends,

It is with great pleasure to announce that over the past fifteen years, and with your help and support, we have raised almost (200K) two hundred thousand dollars for deserving area golfers to attend the popular Tennessee PGA Golf Academy @ Golf House Tennessee and Vanderbilt Legends Club.  Our goal in 2005 was to raise (2K) two thousand dollars and provide three scholarships which were valued at $695.00 each.  By summer's end, we will have provided funding for over (200) two hundred children to attend The Tennessee PGA JR Golf Academy.   

It is my hope that we can continue to provide a means for deserving young golfers, from diverse walks of life, to attend the Academy which began in 1973 and has over 14,000 graduates to date.  Our benchmark set last year is quite high, but with your help and generosity I am certain we can once again raise the funds and provide numerous opportunities for deserving children.  Our goal as we move forward will be to raise enough money in order to fund a minimum of fifteen scholarships per year.  Ideally, we like to have an even mix of boys/girls. I have been honored to have the opportunity to speak to the children and their parents, and have witnessed the appreciation they feel when told funds are available to attend utilizing the Jesse Frank Junior Golf Scholarship Fund.  Your contributions have allowed me this great pleasure.  I thank you…

Bill Blackburn & the Tennessee Golf Foundation

For more information contact Bill Blackburn - 615-395-4682 or mail your donation to the Tennessee Golf Foundation, attn: Jesse Frank Junior Golf Scholarship Fund, 400 Franklin Road, Franklin, TN 37069.