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Jim Hinton Memorial Golf Benefit

Save the Date - Monday, October 4, 2021 for our 20th Annual Golf Benefit at the Governors Club.

2021 Golf Agenda:
7:10am Warm Up & Breakfast
8:10am Welcome
8:30am Shotgun Tee-Off
1:00pm Lunch
1:30pm Awards presentation

Please contact our Event Manager at, by cell at 205-306-3591, or at the office 615-790-4888 for details, sponsor information, or to make a reservation for you or your team (pre-registration required)! Click here for our 2021 golf brochure or click here to download our sponsor brochure.

We are excited to build on the success of last year in pursuit of our all-time largest fundraising goal of $200,000! And we are very thankful to share for 2021, several donors will match all Golf Benefit donations up to $80,000!

Click Here For Up to Date Individual and/or Team Fundraising Results!

2021 Golf Committee Members Include:
Jim Anisi, Golf Benefit Chairman
Randy Elliott, Director of Advancement
Peyton Chandler, Events Manager
Russ Willis, Community Leader
Bill Carden, Community Leader
Elaine Farmer, Volunteer Manager
Scott Bailey, Governors Club Golf Professional

Our 2021 Sponsor list is Growing!

Presenting Sponsor:

Leaderboard Sponsor ($10,000+):
Melo Insurance Services

Master's Flight Sponsors ($10,000+):
Teamsters 705
Russ and Elvia Harms
Kevin and Lisa Gabhart
Don and Beth Stinnett
Brenda and Gary Hauk

Championship Flight Sponsors ($5,000+):
Sierra Investment Partners, Inc.
DeFatta Custom Homes
Stephens Valley
Fort Washington Investment Advisors
Linda Hinton

President's Flight Sponsors ($2,500+):
Cat Financial
Lee Company
Paul Hasty & Sons Plumbing Co.
Daniel Pugh, Wellspring Financial Partners
The Dorothy Cate & Thomas F. Frist Foundation
Jim and Phyllis Lackey
Mike and Margot Cairnes
Greg and Anita Sandfort
Les and Brenda Hasty
Karen and Marc Sperber

First Flight Sponsors ($1,000+):
Vulcan Materials Company
Solomon Builders
Todd Asset Management
Martin and Maribeth Rahe
Huntington Bank
Glenn and Beverly Adams
Russ and Pam Willis
Laura and John Foreman
Ernestine Robbins
Levi and Alicia Morehouse
Larry and Connie Cranch
Michael Fleming
Edwin Garner
Senator Jack Johnson
The Westin Nashville
George and Floydene Bright
Rick and Peggy Schweinhart
R. Milton and Denice Johnson
Don and Judy Hauk
Robert Loudermilk
Bonnie and Todd Davis
Casey McKeon
Jim Anisi

Hole In One Contests - 2021 Sponsor
Melo Insurance Services

Thanks to all of the 2020 golfers, support partners, supporters, sponsors, and volunteers who made our 19th annual Golf Benefit, 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! Since the Golf Benefit's first year, you have helped us raise over $2 million towards BrightStone's programming.

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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