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Jim Hinton Memorial Golf Benefit

Save the date - Monday, Oct 4, 2021 for our 20th annual Golf Benefit at the Governors Club

Please contact our Director of Advancement at or
615-491-0096 for details, sponsor information, or to make a reservation for you or your team!

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!

$190,000 was raised for BrightStone's educational programs that give adults with special needs opportunities for life-long learning, development, and care!

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 many sponsors, corporate executives, and compassionate people who love to golf and who want to help adults with special needs have the best life possible.

The success of the benefit depends on golfers willing to enthusiastically share their love of BrightStone with others. Golfers do not “pay to play.” Rather, golfers agree to share the mission of BrightStone with family, friends and business owners giving them an opportunity to prayerfully consider supporting BrightStone.

We encourage each golfer to set their own fundrasising goal (we suggest $3,000..."shoot for the moon and reach the stars") to help us fund our general operations, programs and services. We want golfers to share our mission with as many people as possible and not focus on money - and see what happens!

Thankfully, when individuals and organizations learn about BrightStone through this awareness process, they often feel led to make a donation and many continue to do so each year during the golf benefit. These new supporters often become future volunteers, buy our student-crafted products, and attend future events!

As golfers make a concerted effort to reach out to their network of friends, family, co-workers and business contacts - they acquaint people with the mission of BrightStone and our life-changing program.

The event is quite competitive and our dedicated golfers and sponsors 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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