Knights of Columbus Council 8152 held their 19th annual Charity Golf Tournament Wednesday, June 15, at The Bear Trace Golf Course. The annual Golf Tournament started off with high hopes that the rain would clear, but no luck. Heavy rains in the Crossville area forced the cancellation of the golf portion of our tournament. The 34 teams who came out to support the many charities the Knights of Columbus promote in Cumberland County found themselves off to the Knights of Columbus Hall, Hwy. 70, for the distribution of door prizes, along with individual and team awards, plus a delicious dinner from Big Boy’s Barbecue. The tournament committee developed a plan to fairly disperse the $1500 prize fund to the tournament teams. The decision was to divide the $1500 into fifteen, $100 awards. A random selection was done by the tournament chairmen and Bear Trace staff with the following teams being selected: 1A - Nelson Brown, Ed Day, Ralph Rupp and John Brey; 3A - Jim Cannon, Jerry Weber, Bernie LaFrancois and Tony Ziino; 3B - Medard Kaluska, Bob Olds, Bob Barth and Ron Lemieux; 4B - Ed Mayo, Russ Buerdette, Bruce Jodarski and Terry Burgess; 6A - Walt Peterson, Gene Belvo, Jay McCarthy and Pam McCarthy; 7A - Tom Dega, Joe Dickens, Phil Poynter and Jack Eisenlord; 8A - Jane Wicker, JoAnne Wilkiel, Sherry Koch and Mary Listenberger; 9A - Cathy Manning, Barb Colombo, Bernie Gundy and Pat Schudiske; 10A - Monsignor Philip Thoni, Fred Laufenberg, Mike Porter and Bill Gunter; 11A - Jim Byars, Dave Rivard, Ted DeWolf and George Parker; 12B - Shelton Johnson, John Gratton, Bob Benvenuto and Jim Williams; 14A - Gil Bromberek, Gary Wentworth, Bob Skaggs and Tom Ripley; 15A - Tina Neigh, Jan Weeden, Beth Jones and Julie Kratt; 16B - Ray Holbrook, Ron Sykes, Bill Halderson and Clark Jameson and 17A - Amie Cyr, Bill Scheffer, Rick Tringadjis and Scott Ebersole.
Gold level tournament sponsor was Eye Centers of Tennessee, LLC.
Silver Level: Crossville Heating & Cooling, LLC; Homestead Timber Frames; Knights Roofing; Landscape Solutions Co; Tile Outlet Store; Vincent B. Longobardo, DPM; Bronze Level: A1 Auto Repair; Benco Sales Inc.; Bohannon, Frank and Paula; The Breadbox; Brown Insurance Group; Budget Blinds; Cancun Mexican Restaurant; Comfort Suites, Hampton Inn and Holiday Inn Express; Crossville Orthopedics & Sports Medicine PLLC; Crossville Wholesale Carpet, LLC; Cumberland Construction, LLC; Cumberland Eye Care; Davis, John and Kelly; Donald Hoodie, DDS; East Tennessee Dodge Chrysler; ECO Travel Plaza; F&S Enterprises, LLC; Fairfield Glade Beauty Shop; Fairfield Glade Hearing Center; First National Bank of Tennessee; Flowers Foods Specialty Group; Flynn Signs; Gondola Pizza House; Gray Chiropractic Clinic; Gwinn Realty; Highland Federal Savings & Loan Association; Hot Springs Spas of the Upper Cumberland; J&R Services; Kroger Stores; Larry Sherrill-Circuit Court Clerk; Mitchell Drug Co.; Mountain Crest Mobile Homes; Mountain Ridge Golf Course; Ray Home Services; S&S Siding Supply, Inc.; SEC Enterprises, Inc.; Shadden Tire Co. South; Smith Signs; Super 8 Motel; Taylor, Bilyeu, and Company, CPA, P.C.; Tennessee Vegetable Packers; Tony's Place; Tri-County Equipment; Upper Cumberland Federal Credit Union; W.E. Mayberry and Son; Wendy’s and William Mark Regenold DDS.
Door prize donors included Action Heating, Addicted to Hobbies, Bagels on Main St., Bean Pot Restaurant, Bear Trace, Beef & Barrel, Bob Diller, Big Boy’s BBQ, Blind Zebra Restaurant, Cracker Barrel, D&D Liquor, D.J. NASCAR, Dairy Queen-Main St., Dave Finnel, Dylan’s Restaurant, East Tennessee Chrysler, Edward Jones-GB, Fairfield Glade Community Club, Family Ties Restaurant, Food City, Forte's Restaurant, Gateway Chiropractic, Genesis Italian Grill, Gernt Insurance, Gold Bond, Golf Capital Learning Center, Halcyon Days, Happy Hound Realty, Hobo’s Hobbies, J.R. Services, Jack Daniels, Jan’s Wine & Liquors, Jane Wicker, Jason Wicker, Jennie's Barber Shop, K of C Oktoberfest, Lace Place, Lake Tansi Golf, Las Margaritas, Lefty's Restaurant, Log Cabin Restaurant and US Golf & Tennis, Lowe's Vanderbilt, Mike Wilkiel, Mitch’s Restaurant & Lounge, Mountain Ridge CG, O'Charleys, ORECK, Peavine Florist, Peavine Wine & Spirits, Peavine Roadhouse, Pizza Hut Corp, Precision Golf, R&B Café, Regions Bank, River Run GC, Rocky Top 10 Movies, Ron Lemieux, Rusty Rooster, S&W Carpet Cleaning, Sav A Lot-Crossville, SEC (Miller distributor), Shelton Johnson, Signsmith, Sonic Drive-In, Subway-Peavine Rd, Sunshine Cleaners, The Feed Store, TN Valley Railroad, Uncle Hoss BBQ, Villa Pizza & Pasta-FFG, Warrior Custom Golf and Wilson’s Paint & Decorating.
Mike Wilkiel and Rollie Wicker, tournament co-chairmen, want to thank all of our tournament sponsors, door prize donors, players, Bear Trace and our tournament committee for making our 19th annual tournament a financial success. We are already looking forward to our 20th annual Charity Golf Tournament on June 20, 2012. Save the date, hope to see you there!