Golf tourney to benefit Alzheimer's Association
By By Penny Randall / staff writer
July 10, 2002
Plans are under way for the first annual Alzheimer's Association Golf Tournament, set for Aug. 10 at Lakeview Golf Course. It will be a 18-hole, three-person scramble open to golfers of all ages.
Bridwell got involved with the Alzheimer's Association after taking a job as assistant director at Silverleaf Manor, an assisted living community. Her grandfather also suffers from the disease.
All who participate in the tournament will receive a free T-shirt; breakfast and lunch will be provided. Prizes will be awarded in several categories and include dinner for two at O'Charley's, D.T. Grinders Restaurant &Pub, Outback Steakhouse and Calla Grill.
Donations are needed. Area businesses can sponsor holes for a $100 donation. Almost 90 percent of the money raised stays in the state of Mississippi to provided support and education.
A few important facts about Alzheimer's:
48,000 people in Mississippi suffer from the disease;
The federal government spent $500 million on Alzheimer's research in 2001.
The association also sponsors the Alzheimer's Memory Loss Walk each October. This year's walk will be on Oct. 5, at 9 a.m., at Bonita Lakes. For information, call Barbara Debrowsky at 484-6180.
What: First Annual Alzheimer's Golf Tournament
When: Aug. 10
Where: Lakeview Golf Course
Cost: $120 three-person scramble (includes cart fee)
Registration: 7:30 a.m.; tee-off 8:30 a.m.
For information: Call Elizabeth Bridwell at 483-4566 or Lakeview Golf Course at 693-3301.