The Blount Memorial Foundation which serves as the non-profit philanthropic arm of Blount Memorial Hospital, announced today the cancellation of its 2020 The Classic Golf Tournament -- due to COVID-19 safety concerns.
The Blount Memorial Foundation 2021 The Classic Golf Tournament will take place Monday, Sept. 27, 2021 at Egwani Farm.
“While we are disappointed to cancel the 2020 golf tournament, our board feels the extraordinary circumstances of the COVID-19 pandemic this year require us to place preventative caution in service to public health as the top priority,” said Blount Memorial Foundation Chair Greg Wilson. “We want to continue providing vital resources to our community and our leadership team is exploring ‘virtual,’ online and similar non-physical-contact event and fundraising opportunities.”
Sponsors who had committed to the 2020 Golf Tournament have the option to request a refund; roll sponsorship over to 2021; or donate to the COVID-19 Community Challenge Fund or the Foundation's general fund to assist uninsured and/or underinsured patients with basic necessities.