Participants included Dennis Quaid, Ron White, Randy Houser, Kellie Pickler, Jerrod Niemann and pro golfers John Daly and Boo Weekley
The 7th Annual Jamey Johnson Golf Tournament raised $421,500 for the Nikki Mitchell Foundation to help fight pancreatic cancer.
In addition, the Sept. 30 event, which was held at the Cottonwood Golf Club in Johnson’s hometown of Montgomery, Ala., raised about $5,000 in money and toys for the Montgomery area Marine Toys for Tots.
Celebrity golfers included professional golfers John Daly and Boo Weekley, as well as actor Dennis Quaid, comedian Ron White and musical artists/songwriters Randy Houser, Jerrod Niemann, Kellie Pickler, Ray Scott, Keith Gattis and Rob Hatch.
The tournament featured a live auction and multi-artist concert, which was unfortunately cut short this year by the rain.
“I couldn’t be more proud of the Nikki Mitchell Foundation for putting on a wonderful tournament again this year,” says Jamey Johnson. “The seventh in a row was really something. I am very proud of our sponsors, as well as everybody who made donations and bought auction items.”
“I am especially proud and grateful of my hometown for showing up at the concert in droves the way they did in the rain,” he says. “It was heartwarming and very impressive. I love Montgomery and I love Alabama.”
“We will definitely be back to do number eight in 2019,” he says. “A lot of our special guests this year have vowed to return if at all possible and do the concert again next yea, including Dennis, Quaid, Ron White, Drivin’ N Cryin’, and other guests. The thing I love the most about the tournament is you never know who is going to be there. It is good to know who you can count on. “
Event sponsors included Hampton Inn Eastchase, Nitro Oil and Capitol Container.
“The money will be used for our direct patient services program, which provides monthly financial aid to pancreatic cancer patients, and for Pancreatic Cancer Research Awards,” says Rhonda Miles, president of the Nikki Mitchell Foundation.
One of the tournament’s highlights included the hole-in-one by Richard Tate of Butler, KY, who won a Ford Eco Sport donated by Collier Ford in Wetumpka, Ala. The event featured teams representing eight states, with 40 percent of the teams coming from the Montgomery area.
“I am very proud of everybody pulling together and making this happen they way they did. Nikki would be proud too,” Johnson says.