CDC and Children’s Center for Autism prepare golf benefit

Wednesday, February 15, 2017
Members of the steering committee meet to discuss plans for the upcoming 19th Annual Helping Hands Golf Classic sponsored by Waste Management. Pictured are: Anna Childress, Ronald Robinson, Scott Tepedino, Becky Jamison and Lori Wade. Not pictured are members Emily Darnell, Barbara Capps and Dwight Robinson.

The “Helping Hands Golf Classic” has become an annual springtime event for local and regional golfers. It will be held at Saddle Creek Golf Course on Thursday, May 11, 2017 with a 1:00 tee time. Waste Management is committed to being our annual corporate sponsor. Sponsorships are offered at six levels as well as team spots. There are still plenty of spots available at all levels.

“Big Hands Helping Little Hands” is the moto for this annual event. Since the golf tournament began in 1999, it has raised more than $650,000 for the Child Development Center. The CDC has served over 500 children over the last 18 years. The Marshall County CDC has been in Lewisburg since 1979 and in its current location on Jason Maxwell Boulevard since 1989.

For more than 35 years the center has provided educational and early intervention services for children birth to three years of age who have developmental delays or a specific disability. Any child in Marshall County, who qualifies through the Tennessee Early Intervention System (TEIS), is eligible for free services. If you think your child has any developmental concerns, you can refer your child by calling the CDC at 359-1197.

The Helping Hands Golf Classic also benefits the Children’s Center for Autism which is located at the Child Development Center. The Children’s Center for Autism celebrated their one- year anniversary in February. This is a very intensive behavioral therapy program for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder ages 18 months to five years. Behavior Consultation is also provided for children ages five to 12 years. If your child has been diagnosed with autism and you would like information pertaining to the therapy program and the low cost applicable fees, please call the CDC at 359-1197.

The CDC is very fortunate to have a community of corporations, businesses, and individuals that are generous with their time and donations. The community has shown tremendous support for the CDC in past tournaments. All money raised stays in Marshall County. We greatly appreciate the over eighty golfers that played in the tournament last year. We want to say thank you to our generous volunteers that help to see that the day is a success each year.

Thank you to Lyons Chevrolet, Buick, GMC; they will be the hole-in-one sponsor again this year. They have been the sponsor since 1999.

Please give us a call at 359-1197 to sign-up for the tournament as a sponsor or a player.