Montgomery native Jamey Johnson’s sixth annual Homecoming Golf Tournament and Concert, held at the Cottonwood Golf Club, raised more than $200,000 to help those battling pancreatic cancer through the Nikki Mitchell Foundation.
The event also accepted donated toys for the Montgomery area Marine Toys for Tots.
The event’s grand finale was an outdoor concert that featured Johnson as well as Donica Knight, Rob Hatch, Gina Gailey, Tony Joe White, Keith Gattis and Chris Hennessee.
“The golf tournament and concert raise money for the Nikki Mitchell Foundation for all of the wonderful things they are doing to help those fighting pancreatic cancer, such as providing gas cards, groceries, bill paying or whatever,” says Johnson, who was a close friend of Nikki Mitchell and serves as the non-profit organization’s founding artist. “They offer all of these custom services to help people with pancreatic cancer.”
“The idea down the road is to raise enough money to fund research. Right now, we are taking care of the things we can take care of. The golf tournament every year funds a lot of that activity, as do the various concerts we do throughout the year.”
Rhonda Miles, president of the Nikki Mitchell Foundation, says, “We are completely humbled by the support and generosity shown to NMF this past weekend. We want to thank everyone involved. We definitely know Nikki sent her magic to this event. The funds raised will guarantee our Bridge of Wings program will continue to relieve some financial burdens of our Pancreatic Cancer patients.”
Gilbert Carrillo, Adam Carrillo, Tony Medellin and Tim Henderson from Nitro Oil were on the golf tournament’s winning team.
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Photo by Lisa Harris