|L to R: Courtney Crist, Malia Axsom, Chesney, Herky Williams, Sara Johnson, Trina Smith courtesy Todd Brodginski/MSOPR|
As golfers and hackers alike get ready for the sold-out 25th Annual Music Row Ladies Golf Tournament being held Monday, July 25 at Old Natchez Country Club in Nashville, money for United Cerebral Palsy of Middle Tennessee is being raised by non-golfers as well.
Kenny Chesney has graciously re-upped his sponsorship with MRLGT. Also, folks along Music Row might have noticed an influx of 50 pink flamingos moving to various locations.
With the paying of a “flamingo removal fee,” this flock has moved anonymously from company to company–to include BMI, Combustion Music, Sony Records, Warner Brothers–with all money raised going to UCP.
Tim McGraw and Kenny Chesney have signed on with support. Artists set to party on the golf course include Laura Bell Bundy, Randy Montana, Kellie Pickler, Joanna Smith, Dani Flowers, Josh Thompson, and Kristen Kelly. All proceeds from the event go to United Cerebral Palsy of Middle Tennessee. During its 25-year history, MRLGT has donated over $1.5 million for the organization. With a 30% increase in money raised from 2009 to 2010, the tournament is UCP’s biggest fundraiser.
Over 200 of Music Row’s female professionals are expected to participate, with their male colleagues serving as caddies. At the zany tournament there is plenty of fun, plenty of libations, and participants dressed in costumes.