Eat, drink and play to support the region’s only children’s hospital
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. – The community is invited to an evening of glow-in-the-dark golf and carnival-style games with a grownup twist, all to support a great cause.
The second annual Nine at Night party will be held on Friday, Aug. 18, beginning at 7 p.m. at the Blackthorn Club, located at 1501 Ridges Club Drive in Jonesborough. The event will feature food and drinks and live music, and all proceeds benefit Niswonger Children’s Hospital.
Nine at Night game stations will include a glow-in-the-dark driving range, glow-in-the dark putt putt, virtual reality experiences, a novelty photo booth and more. Attendees can also test their putting skills against the nation’s best in the Major Series of Putting contest. The winner will have the opportunity to compete in the 2017 Major Series of Putting Championship event in Las Vegas. In addition to the game stations, there will also be Joe Gibbs Racing stock cars from Stanley Black & Decker on full display.
Admission to Nine at Night is free. Game play is done by vouchers, which are available for $5 each. The vouchers can also be used to purchase food and drinks.
Nine at Night is part of the Niswonger Children’s Hospital Classic. The Classic is the Mountain States Foundation’s biggest annual fundraiser and benefits the children’s hospital.
“Niswonger Children’s Hospital is such a special place, and we’re so grateful for all the support we receive from the community,” said Lisa Carter, chief executive officer of Niswonger Children’s Hospital. “Nine at Night is a great community event; it’s one of the last events for this year’s Classic, and we really want to encourage everyone to come out and have a wonderful time.”
The Classic kicked off on June 2 with Birdies for Bucks, and included a concert featuring award-winning performer Brian Culbertson, the signature golf tournament at The Olde Farm in Bristol, Virginia, and a Junior Golf Day.
The final community event for the 2017 Classic is Niswonger Night at the Ballpark, which is hosted by the Rockin’ Docs, a group of local doctors who came together to support the Classic. Niswonger Night at the Ballpark will take place at Cardinal Park in Johnson City on Aug. 24. The community is invited to watch an exciting game of baseball while celebrating the region’s physicians and service providers. The first 750 donors will receive a custom Niswonger Children’s Hospital Cardinals jersey.
For more information on the Niswonger Children’s Hospital Classic, visit www.NiswongerGolf.org.