Former Brave announced as celebrity guest for CRMC Foundation Golf Classic

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Dale Murphy.

COOKEVILLE –The Cookeville Regional Medical Center Golf Classic is quickly approaching. This year, the featured celebrity guest will be former Atlanta Brave, Dale Murphy. Major sponsors of the classic include Journey Financial Planning and Turner.

The tournament is again a two-day event with a four-person scramble format to be held Thursday, Aug. 20-Friday, Aug. 21, at the Cookeville Golf Club, with the celebrity dinner at 6 Thursday evening at the Leslie Town Centre, 1 W. First St., Cookeville.

A few remaining team spaces are available for both Thursday and Friday. Those interested in signing up a four-person team can complete the form at or call the Cookeville Regional Charitable Foundation office at (931) 783-2003. One team of four players is $700.

The celebrity dinner event is open to the public with a limited number of pre-sale tickets available for $60 each or $400 for a table of eight. No tickets will be available at the door. The celebrity dinner will include fine dining, a silent auction, and a presentation by Murphy followed by a question and answer session.

Murphy was chosen by the Braves in the first round of the 1974 Major League Draft and made his major league debut in 1976. Although he began his career as a catcher, he spent a short time at first base and finally ended up in the outfield, where he became the youngest player in history to win back-to-back MVP awards (1982 and 1983), was named to the National League All-Star team seven times, earned four Silver Slugger awards and five Gold Gloves.

The CRMC Golf Classic supports the programs and services of the Cookeville Regional Charitable Foundation; with special emphasis on three funds: Caring Hands Patient Assistance Fund, Cancer Care Fund and Pink Ribbon Save-A-Life Free Mammogram Fund.

“We are excited about the golf classic this year and are looking forward to hosting Dale Murphy,” said John Bell, Foundation director. “The tournament is such a wonderful opportunity to have a great time while helping to meet the charitable needs of patients in our community.”

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