High Hopes Raises The Bar High
High Hopes, Inc. hosted the 5th Annual Giving on the Green Golf Tournament and 1st Annual Walking on the Green Walk-a-Thon at Brentwood Country Club on June 2 with over 80 golfers and over 30 children participating. Golfers and walkers raised over $60,000 for the inclusive preschool and therapy clinic in Cool Springs.
“High Hopes is blessed to be surrounded by a community of caring supporters who give their time, skills and dollars to help us provide necessary services to children and youth in Middle Tennessee,” said Gail Powell, executive director.
“With the help of volunteers like Jim Gray and Vic Brown to coordinate events such as Giving on the Green and the support of our generous sponsors, High Hopes is able to continue providing the quality services, interventions, therapies and programs that impact children and enhance the quality of life for an underserved population. We are so very grateful for the continued support by individuals, organizations and businesses in this community.”
Greeting golfers at registration were Miss Wheelchair Tennessee, Kasondra Farmer, and 8-year old High Hopes therapy client Barrett Patton.
Both of their smiling faces were visible reminders to golfers about the reasons this fundraiser is so important. Dollars raised from the event help fund the day-to-day operations of both the preschool and clinic to an underserved population in Middle Tennessee.
Capping off the afternoon of fun was the High Hopes first annual children’s Walking on the Green Walk-a-Thon for High Hopes students and therapy clients. This inaugural event saw over thirty of the High Hopes children participate in a lap around the club’s front drive. Whether in a wheelchair, using a walker, or on the power of their own two feet, every single child crossed the line a winner. Miss Wheelchair Tennessee, Kasondra Farmer, and High Hopes staff members placed a medal around every child’s neck as they crossed the finish line.
The event would not have been possible without the support of generous sponsors Butch and Sonia Hoover, De and Jackie Thompson, CAT Financial, Franklin American Mortgage, Andrews Cadillac, Brentwood Exchange Club, Covenant Capital Group, Andrea Sparks Graphic Designs, Brentwood Children’s Clinic, Enterprise Electric LLC, G3 networks.net, Hylant Group, Lehman Title & Escrow, Southern Trophy House, and Weichert Realtors The Andrews Group. Prizes were donated by Chick-Fil-A Brentwood, Kroger, Academy Sports, Brentwood Country Club, Details To Go Car Detailing, Embassy Suites, Loveless Café, Nashville Zoo, Red Pony, Saffire, Stoney River Grille, The Registry, and Toys R Us.
About High Hopes, Inc.
High Hopes, Inc. is a non-profit inclusive preschool and pediatric therapy clinic that loves, nurtures, and educates children from infancy through Pre-K with and without special needs in inclusive classrooms. A team of experienced teachers and pediatric therapists support the individual needs of each child in the classroom, and the outpatient therapy clinic meets the therapeutic challenges of infants to adolescents in the community.
High Hopes Inc. is the only non-profit inclusive preschool in Middle Tennessee with a preschool and therapy clinic under one roof. High Hopes is truly unique in the way that children with and without special needs such as Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, autism, and other developmental delays play, learn, and grow together every day. The 6,000 square foot outpatient pediatric therapy clinic is one of the few non-profit clinics in Middle Tennessee that provides five different therapies in one location: occupational, speech, physical, feeding and listening therapies. The colorful and child-friendly space serves as a background for therapies and treatments. The imaginative environment (including a jungle-themed sensory gym, underwater-themed multipurpose gym, and city street-themed strength training gym) is an ideal backdrop for therapy in which play is key. High Hopes offers quality therapy services with highly experienced therapists in Williamson County. To take a tour, make a donation or learn more about High Hopes and the services offered, call 615-661-KIDS or visit www.highhopesnash.org.