Lawrence to play host to celebrity golf classic

Staff Reports • Updated Oct 11, 2013 at 9:30 PM

Multi-platinum country music artist and Wilson County resident Tracy Lawrence is set to play host to the annual Wirtgen America Celebrity Golf Classic with proceeds benefitting the T.J. Martell Foundation. 

On Monday, celebrities from around the world and local businesses will tee-off at the Hermitage Golf Course in an 8 a.m. shotgun start.  The golf balls will be arriving by air and dropped on the course at 7:30 a.m., offering a unique twist to the tournament. 

“I am honored to be hosting this event in hopes to raise awareness of the T.J. Martell Foundation and their efforts to fund the much needed research to find a cure," Lawrence said.

Celebrities joining Lawrence are hit makers and CMA Award nominee Love and Theft, Joe Diffie, along with others to be announced.

“The Wirtgen American family has been a big supporter of our fundraising goals to help fund the much-needed research to assist in curing cancer,” said T.J. Martell Southeast Director Tinti Moffat.  “This tournament has been a huge success throughout the years, and we know this one, along with the pre-party and live auction the night before, will bring greatly needed funding for the researchers here at Vanderbilt University. “

Visit tjmartellfoundation.org for further details on the tournament and foundation. 

The T.J. Martell Foundation’s mission is to support innovative research for leukemia, cancer and AIDS through eight top research hospitals in the U.S.  The Foundation was started in 1975 and has raised more than $225 million for research.  

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