2ND ANNUAL SWINGIN’ FOR HOPE EVENT BRINGS MORE AWARENESS AND FUNDING FOR MOUNTAIN HOPE GOOD SHEPHERD CLINIC
The Great Smoky Mountain Association of Realtors hosted the 2nd Annual Swingin’ for Hope Golf Tournament to raise over $24,000 for Mountain Hope Good Shepherd Clinic.
Sevierville, TN- April 20, 2021
Over 130 golfers came out to Sevierville Golf Club on April 7th to participate in the 2nd Annual Swingin’ for Hope Golf Tournament. It was a beautiful 75-degree day to play golf for a great cause. On behalf of The Great Smoky Mountain Association of Realtors, President Jerry Sandifer and Leonard Waring, tournament director, presented a check for $24,737.00 to Mountain Hope Good Shepherd Clinic.
This is the second year that Realtors Care, a committee from The Great Smoky Mountain Association of Realtors, has put on this event to benefit Mountain Hope Good Shepherd Clinic. The event was supported by community sponsors, players, business donations, and volunteers. Per Leonard Waring, next year’s event is already being planned and will be held on April 6th, 2022.
Deborah Murph, the Executive Director of Mountain Hope Good Shepherd Clinic, said, “We are grateful to The Great Smoky Mountain Association of Realtors for supporting quality healthcare access. This year, our Clinic responded to additional community needs including providing COVID testing and vaccine administration to insured and uninsured individuals. While our uninsured patients pay fees for services received at the Clinic, the cost of healthcare exceeds the affordability for those who lack insurance. The funding from the event helps cover the total cost of care so we can maintain affordable healthcare access for our community. Our appreciation to all who participated and supported this year’s event.”
Mountain Hope Good Shepherd Clinic is a not for profit, faith based healthcare clinic in Sevierville. Since the Clinic opened in 1999, they have seen over 27,000 people in Sevier County. They provide medical, dental and behavior services for uninsured individuals who live or work in Sevier County