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Jim Hinton Memorial Golf Benefit

Monday, October 5, 2020

The Governor's Club in Brentwood, TN


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For more information about this year's event, please contact us, 615-790-4888 or

Over $140,000 Raised in 2019!

View 2019 event photos on Facebook.

Thank you to our sponsors, volunteers and especially to all our fundraising golfers and their donors for supporting BrightStone and helping adults with special needs in our community!

2019 Golf Sponsors

2019 Golf Benefit Committee Members
Mike Cairnes, President/COO Kirkland's
Don Stinnett, Chief Controller HCA (Retired)
Randy Elliott, BrightStone Director of Advancement
Kristi Perkins, BrightStone Event Manager

About the Event

In 2012 and at the age of 63, BrightStone lost a dear friend, Jim Hinton. Jim was a board member, devoted father and husband, an avid golfer, and a long-time caring and compassionate supporter of BrightStone.

To honor his memory BrightStone renamed its annual golf benefit to “The Jim Hinton Memorial Golf Benefit.”

As BrightStone's most established fundraising event, the Jim Hinton Memorial Golf Benefit attracts approximately 50 golfers each year--small enough to be enjoyable yet large enough to be very successful, raising as much as $150,000 to fund BrightStone's programs and services!

The success of the benefit depends on the fundraising efforts of golfers and their fundraising support partners. Golfers do not “pay to play.” Rather, they diligently seek donors and sponsors in their efforts to raise at least $3,000 per golfer - thankfully, most reach or surpass this goal!

As golfers and support partners reach out to their network of friends, family, co-workers and business contacts to raise money, they acquaint people with the important mission of BrightStone, volunteer opportunities, and give people they know an opportunity to support BrightStone. The event is quite competitive and these dedicated golfers and support partners are some of BrightStone's most loyal friends!

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