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Tuesday, October 23, 2012 - Acorn Classic Makes a Hole-in-One



Top: Several Methodist Medical Center physicians took part in the tournament. Among them were, from left, Ob-Gyn Scott Peters, MD; Otolaryngologist Charles Sewall, MD; Cardiovascular Surgeon Bill Hall, MD; Otolaryngologist Richard Schultz, MD. Above: Golfers tee off at the October 8 Acorn Classic, which benefitted Methodist Medical Center’s Hospitality Houses.

The Methodist Medical Center Foundation hosted the 12th Annual Acorn Classic at the Oak Ridge Country Club on October 8.

The Foundation’s annual tournament benefits the healthcare programs and services of Methodist Medical Center. Proceeds from this year’s Acorn Classic will support Methodist Medical Center’s Hospitality Houses. At the Houses, patients and their families traveling from long distances for treatment at Methodist find free lodging, food, rest and, most of all, companionship for the journey as they deal with stressful times and difficult diagnoses.

This year, the golf tournament grossed more than $33,000 and included 82 golfers.

The tournament was divided into two flights.  The first flight, first place team consisted of Keith Newport, Sam Krakoviak, Aaron Sufferidge and Mike York. Second place honors went to Rick Landon, Mike Landon, Greg Singleton and Jody Waddell. Bob Eby, Andrew White, Mark Stansberry and Chris Strange took third place.  

Second flight, first place honors were awarded to David Coffee, Roger Moore and Ray Christianson. John Harris, John-David Roddy, Alan White and Paul Martin received second place. Chuck Griffin, Mike Belbeck, Van Tyler, and Kevin Lusby took third place.

The tournament also included special contest holes. “Closest to the Pin” winners were Randy Stansberry, Tom Hilton, Spencer Hall and John Loftis.  Spencer Hall made the “Longest Drive” while Ed Kahn made the “Straightest Drive.”

The Methodist Medical Center Foundation would like to thank the sponsors who made the 2012 Acorn Classic a success: Platinum sponsor and this year’s Acorn Classic presenting sponsor, ORNL Federal Credit Union; Gold sponsor, Pro2Serve Professional Project Services, Inc; Eagle sponsor Y-12 Federal Credit Union; Flight sponsor Covenant Health Federal Credit Union and TeamHealth Mid-Atlantic; Hole sponsors, Advanced Management, Inc.; Angelica Corporation; Covenant Health; CU Community;

Messer Construction Co.; Par sponsors, Charles and Edwina Crowe; Jerry Duncan Ford, Inc.; Ray Varner Ford, LLC; Secret City Chrysler Dodge Jeep; TNBank; Community Health Alliance partners, B&W Technical Services Y-12, LLC; Oak Ridge Associated Universities; Y-12 Federal Credit Union; and contest sponsors, Adesa Auto Auction; Mercedes-Benz of Knoxville; The Fireside & Patio Shop and Tommy's Motorsports.

Special thanks to in-kind donors Morrison Heathcare Food Services, Eagle Distributing Company, and Woodruff’s Brewing. And thanks to the Covenant Health Office of Philanthropy, the Methodist Medical Center Foundation Board, the Methodist Medical Center Marketing Department, and the Methodist Medical Center Volunteer Organization.

The Methodist Medical Center Foundation would like to extend a special thank you to the Acorn Classic committee, without whom this event would not have been possible:  Don Cox, chair, Jonathan Cox, Jessica Emert, Chris Johnson, Christy Johnson, Dr. Joseph Metcalf, Stacy Myers, and Keith Newport.

See the Acorn Classic’s team and award photos! Click here.