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Jim Hinton Memorial Golf Benefit

We are so grateful for your desire to help!

Thank you to all of the golfers, support partners, supporters, sponsors, and volunteers who made our 19th annual Golf Benefit held Oct 5, 2020 at the Governor's Club a record-breaking success! You not only gave, but you also shared the BrightStone mission which resulted in over $187,000 for BrightStone's educational programs that give adults with special needs opportunities for life-long learning, development, and care! We are planning on our 2021 Golf Benefit now so please - stay tuned for details!

Please watch this special message from BrightStone's Founder and CEO, Brenda Hauk, thanking you for the significant impact you have made in 2020:

We are so very grateful for our generous sponsors!

2020 Presenting Sponsor ($15,000+)

  • Kirkland's

2020 Master's Flight Sponsor ($10,000+)

  • Ferguson
  • Kevin and Lisa Gabhart
  • Russ and Elvia Harms
  • Don and Beth Stinnett

2020 Championship Flight Sponsor ($5,000+)

  • Amy Chambers
  • Gary and Brenda Hauk
  • Linda Hinton
  • Greg and Anita Sandfort
  • Dave and Karen Walton

2020 President's Flight ($2,500+)

  • Mike and Margot Cairnes
  • CAT Financial
  • The Dorothy Cate & Thomas F. Frist Foundation
  • EnableComp
  • Les and Brenda Hasty
  • Melo Insurance
  • Paul Hasty & Son Plumbing Co.
  • Daniel Pugh, Wellspring Financial Partners

2020 First Flight Sponsor ($1,000+)

  • Anonymous
  • Glenn Adams
  • Bone and Joint Institute of TN
  • George Bright
  • David Bynum
  • Jeff and Kathy Cartwright
  • Carole Corkern
  • Kevin and Kathy Corkern
  • Todd and Bonnie Davis
  • Elaine Duell
  • Rodney Franz
  • Gary Hinton
  • Huntington National Bank
  • R. Milton Johnson
  • Jim and Phyllis Lackey
  • Jeff Martin
  • Michael Hyatt and Co.
  • Brian and Beth Petty
  • Bill Rutherford
  • Rick and Peggy Schweinhart
  • John and Diane Spooner
  • Don Street
  • Vulcan Materials Company
  • Russell and Mary Ann Ward
  • Waypoint Financial Services
  • Russ and Pam Willis

Lunch Generously Provided By

  • Chuy's

Breakfast Generously Provided By

  • Bar-B-Cutie

Hole-in-One Prizes Sponsored By

  • USI Grange
  • Darrell Waltrip Automotive Group

Click here to become a sponsor!

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 up to 80 business executives and community leaders each year, making the event 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!

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

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