Proceeds from the tournament, slated for Sept. 10 at The Olde Farm in Bristol, Virginia, will benefit Mountain Mission School, an accredited, non-profit school in Grundy, Virginia.
“Food City has a long history of supporting teachers and schools throughout Southwest Virginia, East Kentucky, Northeast Tennessee and North Georgia, and we are committed to helping the students at Mountain Mission pursue their educational goals in a supportive family environment,” said Steven C. Smith, Food City president and chief executive officer. “Having grown up in Grundy and knowing the great work that Mountain Mission does, we are especially proud to give back to our friends and neighbors and to foster relationships with community partners like The Olde Farm and Mountain Mission School.”
MMS provides stability, shelter, nourishment and a high-quality education for at-risk children from throughout the U.S. and more than a dozen other countries. The school hosts 250-300 children who study, share communal meals, and reside on grounds with faculty and staff who also serve as parental figures. Over its 97-year history, the school has assisted over 20,000 students.
“Food City has been dedicated to serving students throughout the Appalachian region for several generations, including those at Mountain Mission School,” says Ted Wood, tournament director. “We are grateful for their generous support of The American Legends tournament and look forward to continuing to make a difference in the lives of these students and future generations.”
The American Legends for Mountain Mission Kids features an all-star roster that includes golf greats Jack Nicklaus, Gary Player, Lee Trevino, Betsy King, Tim Finchem, Lanny Wadkins and Lorena Ochoa; NFL icons Peyton Manning and Dan Marino; and NBA star Jerry West.
Those who wish to help support MMS will have a number of giving options, including the opportunity to purchase patron tickets and bidding on a range of personalized memorabilia.
For more information, visit theamericanlegends.com.