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Jim Hinton Memorial Golf Benefit

21st Annual Golf Benefit at the Governors Club

Monday, October 3, 2022

2022 Golf Agenda:
7:10am Warm Up & Breakfast
8:10am Welcome
8:30am Shotgun Tee-Off
1:00pm Lunch
1:30pm Awards presentation

For more information on sponsoring the 2022 event, please contact our Director of Development, Jenny Myhr, at, or 615.790.4888

2022 Golf Committee Members Include:
Jim Anisi, Golf Benefit Chairman
Randy Elliott, Director of Advancement
Elaine Farmer, Volunteer Manager
Scott Bailey, Governors Club Golf Professional

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

Click Here For the 2021 Individual and/or Team Fundraising Results!

Click Here For Team Photos from both 2021 and 2020 Teams!

We are thankful for our 2021 Sponsors below!

Presenting Sponsor: ($15,000+):

2021 Leaderboard Sponsor ($10,000+):
Melo Insurance Services

2021 Master's Flight Sponsors ($10,000+):
Teamsters 705
Russ and Elvia Harms
Kevin and Lisa Gabhart
Don and Beth Stinnett
Brenda and Gary Hauk

2021 Championship Flight Sponsors ($5,000+):
Sierra Investment Partners, Inc.
DeFatta Custom Homes
Stephens Valley
Fort Washington Investment Advisors
Linda Hinton

2021 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

2021 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

Please watch this special message from BrightStone's Founder and CEO, Brenda Hauk, from the 2020 Golf Benefit:

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