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The Area 4 Region of Special Olympics Tennessee is excited to host the 2019 Lloyd Ray Smith Golf Classic on Saturday October 12, 2019 at The Bear Trace Course at Harrison Bay.   that Broadspire,  Many of you are repeat sponsors and participants in this annual event and we hope you can once again join us to raise money for Special Olympics Tennessee

Our event kicks off with a continental breakfast, our new player gift store, registration and practice range.Our shotgun start will be at 8:00 AM as we tackle the beautiful Bear Trace Course in our scramble format.  After golf you will join us for an lunch, awards reception, silent auction and raffle prizes as we announce our 2019 champions! Then hang around as we watch the Volunteers take on Mississippi State Tigers.

As a sponsor, you and your company have the opportunity to participate in a first-class tournament at the BearTrace Course at Harrison Bay part of the Tennessee State Park System.  We have put together some great sponsoorship packages for you to help support our efforts.

Thank you in advance for your consideration and support for Special Olympics Tennessee and our athletes. We look forward to seeing you in October.

 

Sincerely,

Beth Webb
Area 4 Director
Tournament Chair

 

 

In Memory of Lloyd Ray Smith

Lloyd Ray Smith was the first program director for Tennessee's Area 4 Special Olympics program.  He began his work in 1968, taking Area athletes to the very first Special Olympics in Chicago organized by Eunice Kennedy Shriver. After this momentous event, he was passionate about ensuring his son and other athletes with intellectual disabilities could compete in local athletic events. While the Area program's first event was the annual Track and Field Meet, Mr. Smith also started the bowling league, the aquatics program, and the bocce program in addition to several others for Area 4 during his tenure.  Only second to golf was his love of snow skiing. He secured equipment for athletes and had a ramp built at Orange Grove Center for practices before taking athletes to the first State Winter Games in 1986. However, his first love was always golf and he was delighted when the state started a golf program. He fearlessly lead the Area 4 program for 36 years until his retirement in 2004. We honor his memory through the game that brought him and countless other athletes so much joy over the last half century.