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BrightStone’s 16th Annual Golf Benefit Swings into Success

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BrightStone’s 16th Annual Golf Benefit Swings into Success

FRANKLIN, TN — This year’s “18 Holes for Special Souls” Jim Hinton Memorial Golf Benefit was a full day of amazing weather and deep impact. With 38 golfers and 25 support partners, this event raised over $113,000 to support programs that provide essential job training and life enhancing opportunities for adults with special needs in the community.

This golf benefit is truly one of a kind. While most events invite golfers on the green for a pay-to-play fee, our golfers commit to individually fundraise for the event! Golfers make a personal commitment to raise $3,000 or more. It’s not an obligation but a personal goal that many reach and exceed.

Helping adults with special needs is the goal. Golf is the excuse!

IMG_3904BrightStone would like to thank Sonic and Bar-B-Cutie for providing breakfast and Chuy’s for providing lunch to all the golfers, students, and spectators. BrightStone would also like to thank these leading event sponsors Russ Harms, Kevin Gabhart, AON Foundation, Beecher Carlson Insurance Services, Don and Beth Stinnett, and Gary and Brenda Hauk for making this event possible. You can see the full list of golf sponsors at

“This event is the most fun you’ll have golfing for a worthy cause,” recalled Randy Elliott, Director of Advancement for BrightStone. “The Governor’s Club in Brentwood was the perfect course to have an enjoyable day in support of BrightStone. The best part is having all the BrightStone students join us out on the course to cheer on the golfers and remind us why this program is so essential for this community.”

IMG_3866Even though the Golf event has come and gone this year, fundraisers are still actively reaching out to the community to continue their efforts towards making this a record year. You can visit to learn more about how to support BrightStone and encourage these passionate men and women who have continued to serve BrightStone as a Golfer or Support Partner.

All proceeds benefit the adults who attend BrightStone and live each day with intellectual and developmental challenges. Brightstone’s mission is to provide a comprehensive work, social support, and future residential community for adults with special needs, expanding their potential and helping them develop mentally, physically, socially, emotionally, and spiritually. To learn more about Brightstone and their vision, please visit their website at or call 615-790-4888.