COOKEVILLE – Registration is open for this year’s Rains Foundation Golf Tournament, which will be Saturday, May 1 at the Golden Eagle Golf Course in Cookeville. All proceeds from the event benefit the Rains Foundation, which provides higher education opportunities at Tennessee Technological University for high school students in Cumberland, Fentress, Morgan, Pickett and Putnam counties. Since its inception 16 years ago, the foundation has provided more than $300,000 in scholarships to approximately 170 students.
Entry fee for a four-person team is $500 and includes golf, cart, lunch, goody bags, snacks and beverages throughout the event, prizes and more. Morning and afternoon tee times are available. Spots can be reserved by contacting Wayne Cravens at 931-528-6865 or Mark Norman at 931-752-2167. Tee times are 7:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. Sponsorships are also available for companies or organizations that would like to support this event. For more information, please contact Wayne Cravens or Mark Norman.
The Rains Foundation was founded in 2004 by Steve Rains in memory of his father, Lyndon Rains, who championed athleticism, scholarship and entrepreneurship, and founded both the Rains Agency and Progressive Savings Bank. Like his father, Steve, who was a graduate of Tennessee Tech, believed education was the primary pathway to success and was determined to help students from the Upper Cumberland have the opportunity to get a college degree. After his passing in 2017, Steve’s family and friends established the Rains Foundation Scholarship Endowment at Tennessee Tech to leave a lasting legacy of the Rains family. Since then more than $150,000 has gone to the endowment to support scholarships and education. All proceeds from the Rains Foundation Golf Tournament will benefit the endowment.