Don Ellis Celebrity Golf Tournament scores hole-in-one for TN Special Olympics
April 15, 2006 Lifestyle News(PRLEAP.COM) The Tennessee Special Olympics scored a hole in one at the 7th Annual Don Ellis Celebrity Golf Tournament on April 9th and 10th. This year the event was exclusively sponsored by Mammoth Resource Partners, Inc., an oil and gas exploration company based in Cave City, Kentucky.
On Sunday night Gibson Bluegrass Showcase in Nashville rocked with the sounds of music performed by surprise guests like “living legend” Jack Greene, winner of the CMA award for male vocalist of the year in 1967. Jack sang two of his most famous songs, “Statue of a Fool” and 1967 song of the year “There Goes My Everything.”
Jack’s protégé and duet partner Candi Carpenter serenaded the crowd with the Patsy Cline classic “Won’t You Come Home Bill Bailey.” Danielle Peck sang her current hit “I Don’t.” Billy Montana, a singer and songwriter whose songs have been recorded by some of the biggest country music stars of today.
Other surprise guests included Chalee Tennison, James D. Hicks, John Phillips, Hilljack, the incredible lead guitarist Rick Filer, Jan Howard and Don Ellis with his group, Savannah Jack.
A silent auction was held during the evening and continued through Monday, when golfers and celebrities teamed up at the Pine Creek Golf Course in Mt. Juliet, TN. The weather couldn’t have been more perfect for the tournament and by the time the day’s events came to a close, in excess of $34,000 had been raised for the Tennessee Special Olympics.
“It’s both an honor and a privilege to be a part of such a noble endeavor,” MRP President Dr. Roger L. Cory said about their second year as sponsors.
“Although we participate in many regional charitable events, our identification with the Special Olympics has been one with which we have been most proud.”