Crossville Chronicle, Crossville, TN

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October 23, 2012

Bandits crown Ringer winner

League supports area nonprofit agencies

CROSSVILLE — While camaraderie, fellowship and a little competition is always enjoyed by the Lake Tansi Bandits, the league also has its community in mind.

"Founded in 1993, the Lake Tansi Bandits golf league has made numerous contributions to our community. The league consists of about 80 members whose priorities have always been 'fellowship and community aid,'" said Kris Burk.

The league started out having a Christmas party for deserving kids and families, where they gave gifts, food baskets and visits with Santa. Upwards of $25,000 was spent on this effort through the years.

In 2004, the league moved away from the Christmas event and began donating to area nonprofit agencies, including Hospice of Cumberland County, Bread of Life Rescue Mission, Avalon Center, Salvation Army, Cumberland Adult Reading Council, Second Harvest Food Bank, American Cancer Society and Veterans Emergency Fund. The Bandits have also supported the Lake Tansi FUNd Tournament, which helps provide for needed projects on the golf course.

Since it was formed, the Lake Tansi Bandits have donated more than $60,000 to local agencies that help friends, neighbors and fellow residents.

The Bandits annual tournament, the Ringer Tournament, was held Oct. 10 and 11, and the league members enjoyed a banquet Oct. 11 at Mitch's Restaurant.

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