MECC Foundation and Ballad Health Partner to Host Golf Tournament  for the Lee County Endowed Scholarship

Jonesville — The MECC Foundation, in partnership with Ballad Health, will host the MECC Foundation — Ballad Health Golf Classic at the Cedar Hill Country Club in Jonesville on Friday, August 10.

Proceeds from the event will benefit the Lee County Endowed Scholarship at MECC. Because the scholarship is endowed, it will be a permanent source of scholarship assistance and will support students from Lee County throughout the years to come. All proceeds raised during the tournament will be matched by an anonymous donor up to $30,000.

Registration for the Captain’s Choice tournament will begin at 8 a.m., with a shotgun start at 9:30 a.m. The tournament will feature two flights, putting and chipping contests, as well as “Most Accurate Drive” and “Closest to the Pin” prizes. Players who hit a hole-in-one on Hole # 5 will win a 2018 Chevrolet Cruze, sponsored by Freedom Chevrolet of Big Stone Gap.

The entry fee is $75 per person, or $300 per 4-person team. The entry fee includes breakfast, mulligan package, gift for every golfer, goodie bag, range balls, cart fees, green fees, and lunch.

Three levels of corporate sponsorships are available:  Bronze – $500; Silver – $1,000, and Gold – $1,500 and up. Corporate sponsors receive a team(s), a hole sign, and recognition at the tournament.

Hole sponsorships are available for a fully tax-deductible gift of $50 to the MECC Foundation. Signs will be placed on the golf course recognizing all hole sponsors. Businesses or individuals needing information or wishing to be a sponsor, enter a team, or provide a prize may call Jeri Bledsoe, Tournament Coordinator, at (276) 523-2400, extension 287, or e-mail at

Financial gifts to the Lee County Endowed Scholarship are fully tax-deductible and are always welcome and appreciated. Gifts of any amount may be sent to MECC Foundation, Attn:  Lee County Endowed Scholarship, 3441 Mountain Empire Road, Big Stone Gap, VA, 24219.

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