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2017 Niswonger Children’s Hospital Classic

The 2017 Niswonger Children’s Hospital Classic was June 25-26, with a stellar concert performance at Niswonger Performing Arts Center in Greeneville, Tennessee, followed by a perfect day on the links at The Olde Farm Golf Club in Bristol, Virginia. The celebration helped support the children and families of our great region. For more information, contact Mike Hammontree at 423-302-6105 or mike.hammontree@msha.com.

June 2, 2017

Birdies for Bucks

Warriors’ Path State Park Golf Course
490 Hemlock Road, Kingsport, Tenn.
This marathon golf day brought together the area’s best professional and amateur golfers for a sun-up-to-sun-down day of golf to raise money for The First Tee of Tri-Cities. Each participant secures pledges for each birdie or better made during the event. The 2017 group made over 400 birdies and raised more than $15,000 for The First Tee.

June 25, 2017

VIP Pairing ParTee

3:30 p.m.
General Morgan Inn
111 N Main St., Greeneville, Tenn.
TThe 2017 Classic got underway with the annual VIP Pairing ParTee. Guests joined our professional golfers, celebrities and sponsors for great food, fellowship and fun at the historic General Morgan Inn located in scenic downtown Greeneville. Live and silent auctions were filled with once-in-a-lifetime opportunities, trips, one-of-a-kind artwork and more!

June 25, 2017

Brian Culbertson FUNK! Tour

7:30 p.m.
Niswonger Performing Arts Center
212 Tusculum Blvd, Greeneville, Tenn.
Brian Culbertson is an award-winning multi-instrumentalist, writer and producer who crosses genres between contemporary jazz, R&B and funk. Heralding from the musically rich city of Chicago, he began his musical studies at the early age of 8 on piano and quickly picked up several other instruments by age 12 including drums, trombone, bass, and euphonium. Inspired by the great R&B/jazz/pop artists of the ‘70s like Earth Wind & Fire, Tower of Power, Chicago, David Sanborn and others, Culbertson started composing original music for his seventh-grade piano recital and hasn’t stopped, having self-produced 16 solo albums, most of which topped the Billboard Contemporary Jazz charts.

Brian has received numerous awards, including being nominated for a 2012 NAACP Image Award and a 2012 Soul Train Award and has worked and performed with countless industry all-stars like Michael McDonald, Chris Botti, Ledisi, Barry Manilow, Herb Alpert, Natalie Cole, Chuck Brown and Bootsy Collins, just to name a few. Also in 2012, he founded the Napa Valley Jazz Getaway, now in its fifth year.

Fans can rest assured that with 16 albums and counting, Brian Culbertson always brings his very best – and brings the very best out of others – in all his broad-ranging musical endeavors.

June 26, 2017

The Niswonger Children’s Hospital Classic

The Olde Farm Golf Club
16639 Old Jonesboro Road, Bristol, Va.
As a regional event for Mountain States Foundation, The Classic is the largest fundraiser for Niswonger Children’s Hospital. Legendary sports and entertainment figures join some of professional golf’s best players on the pristine fairways of The Olde Farm Golf Club, one of America’s best golf courses as rated by Golf Digest and Golfweek Magazine. The 2017 event featured a live post-round broadcast on PGA Tour Radio’s “Katrek and Maginnes On Tap,” which can be heard on Sirius Satellite Radio Channel 208 or XM Channel 92. Also, live scoring of The Classic was available on the 18Birdies App so people could follow along with their favorite PGA Tour star or NFL legend!

July 15, 2017

BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee Junior Golf Day

Blackthorn Club
1501 Ridges Club Drive, Jonesborough, Tenn.
A perfect summer day for the entire family, Junior Golf Day had so much more to offer than golf. Team members from Niswonger Children’s Hospital host information sessions and fun-filled activities for Mom, Dad and siblings while the junior golfers in the crew test their skills in the regional qualifier for the Drive, Chip, and Putt Championship for a chance to compete in the national event at Augusta National Golf Club, the day before The Masters Tournament.

August 18, 2017

Nine at Night

Blackthorn Club
1501 Ridges Club Drive, Jonesborough, Tenn.
Nine at Night featured numerous game stations that put a unique twist on ordinary games – many of them glow-in-the-dark! Guests enjoyed a glow-in-the-dark driving range, glow-in-the dark putt putt, virtual reality experiences, and the Major Series of Putting contest for a chance to compete in the 2017 Championships in Las Vegas.

The Matt Kenseth’s retired #20 DeWalt car from Joe Gibbs Racing and Stanley Black & Decker was on full display, and guests enjoyed a rockin’ DJ plus gourmet food prepared by Blackthorn’s executive chef.

Admission to Nine at Night was free. Anyone who played the games needed a voucher, which were available for five dollars each. The vouchers were also used to purchase food and drinks.

August 24, 2017

Niswonger Night at the Ballpark

Cardinal Park
Johnson City, Tenn.
Take me out to the ballgame! Attendees watched minor league baseball in the beautiful TVA Credit Union Ballpark and celebrated the team members, physicians and volunteers of Niswonger Children’s Hospital.

The first 750 people who donated to Niswonger Children’s Hospital* at the game received a commemorative Niswonger Children’s Hospital Cardinals jersey. It was a fun, family night! (*$25 minimum donation required)

For more information, call Mountain States Foundation Marketing at 423-302-3181.