Raise Hope Golf Classic to help transplant patients

Raise Hope Golf Classic


Memphis, Tenn., Sept. 13, 2012 – In 1983, three compassionate women read about a young girl who needed a liver transplant but could not afford the procedure.

These women worked tirelessly to raise funds for the transplant and related expenses, and their dedication contributed to the patient's successful transplant.

Over the years, their endeavors developed into what is now known as the National Foundation for Transplants (NFT), a national nonprofit based in Memphis. NFT provides fundraising expertise and advocacy to transplant patients who might otherwise not be able to afford their necessary medical care. In the past 29 years, NFT’s fundraising campaigns have generated nearly $60 million to assist patients.

Many things have changed since the founding of this organization, but the mission to raise hope for patients in need has never wavered.

Now the Memphis community can help give back by participating in the Raise Hope Golf Classic on Monday, Oct. 1 at Windyke Country Club, 8535 Winchester Rd. in Memphis. The public is invited.

The tournament will consist of 4-person teams with best-ball scramble with a 12 p.m. shotgun start. Prizes will include a Scotty Cameron Putter and silent auction items, such as a one-week stay in a Cabo San Lucas, Mexico luxury beach hotel. The individual entry fee is $150, and teams of four can register for $500.

Tournament proceeds will benefit NFT’s Raise Hope program for transplant patients, with a portion of the proceeds directly benefiting Mid-South patients who cannot afford lifesaving treatment.

For more information about registration or sponsorships, visit www.transplants.org/golf or call Connie Gonitzke at 901-684-1697.