August, 6, 2015
A field of forty-four golfers enjoyed perfect conditions last Monday while supporting the work of Mercy during this year’s Mercy Golf Challenge at Westhaven Golf Club in Franklin, Tennessee.
The eleven teams participated in a four-person scramble to help raise funds needed for the care and counseling provided to the young women at Mercy who are dealing with life-controlling issues such as physical and sexual abuse, eating disorders, self-harm, and drug and alcohol addiction.
Before the round, golfers enjoyed a continental breakfast and after play, a lunch buffet and awards program. Prizes were given for top-scoring individuals and teams. The winning team included golfers Mike Strom, Chuck Branding, Bobby Brannon and David Pack. Pin prizes were awarded to David Burns for “Closest to the Hole” and Chuck Branding for “Longest Drive.”
Golfers also heard from “Mercy baby” Parker who shared how his mom came to Mercy 23 years ago after Mercy Founder and President Nancy Alcorn talked her out of having an abortion. “If it hadn’t been for this organization, I wouldn’t be standing here,” he said. “Mercy means everything to me.”
Mercy is thankful for the support and generosity of all the 2015 Golf Challenge players and sponsors, including Ramsey Family Foundation Trust, LegacyTree Foundation, Bernard Health, Logicom, West End Interiors, and Stringfellow Technology Group. A special Mercy shout also goes to Nelson Mazda for providing the car for the hole-in-one prize and to Academy Sports, Westhaven Golf Club and Brosky Pro Shop for providing raffle prizes.