Press Release | May 17, 2024

Golfers Raise $126,000+ for Families Affected by Childhood Cancer at Austin Hatcher Foundation’s “Monday After the Masters” Charity Golf Tournament in Dalton Georgia

By Austin Hatcher Foundation
By The Austin Hatcher Foundation
Golfers Raise $126,000+ for Families Affected by Childhood Cancer at Austin Hatcher Foundation’s “Monday After the Masters” Charity Golf Tournament in Dalton Georgia
  • Tournament Presented by TRCC
  • Sold Out Golf Tournament took place Monday, May 13, 2024 at The Farm Golf Club

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (May 17, 2024)- On Monday, May 13, over 100 golfers came together to play for something bigger than the sport: support for families facing the effects of childhood cancer. 28 foursomes gathered at the Farm Golf Club in Dalton, Georgia, for a day of golfing, food, and fellowship, but ultimately to raise hope, awareness, and funds for childhood cancer families to have free access to mental and behavioral health services. This tournament, held on a Monday after the world-renowned Masters Tournament, raised over $126,000, all of which will be used to help advance the mission of the Austin Hatcher Foundation, providing 100%-free psychosocial services to families affected by pediatric cancer.

“This year’s tournament was a huge success,” said Georgia Moore, the Foundation’s Events and Community Relations Manager. “We cannot thank the players, our sponsors, and our Golf Committee members enough for their help. Together, we help the Foundation continue to provide no-cost, vital mental and behavioral health services and resources to children and families facing the realities of pediatric cancer.”

The Austin Hatcher Foundation’s 3rd annual golf tournament was held for the first time at The Farm Golf Club in Dalton, GA.

Guide On Group first place winners

The “Monday After the Masters” golf tournament was presented by TRCC. Other sponsors include Guide On Group, LYNC Logistics, Dorsett Industries, Konica Minolta, A. Perry Homes, Modus, Lodge Cast Iron, Ascend Air, Tom White, Riverstone Wine Spirits & Brew, Shaw Industries, Mtn View Chevrolet, LPGA, Flash Graphics, and Builtwell Bank. Media sponsors included HealthScope Magazine, CityScope Magazine, Chattanooga City Lifestyle, Brewer Media, and the Times Free Press. 

Guide On Group took home the tournament’s 1st place awards and certificates for custom jackets from Yacoubian tailors, with an impressive finish of 20 under par. Team Steve Synder finished in second, and Dorsett Industries finished third. Players began the tournament with lunch provided by The Farm and beef donated by Chili Pepper Ranch and the day concluded with dinner and awards. Local businesses and community members donated special items and experiences for the tournament’s silent auction.

This year’s tournament honored Wynn Eady, Wynn’s mother, Anna Eady, shared a quote about the Austin Hatcher Foundation’s impact on their family:

“I can’t begin to describe what this organization has done for myself, Wynn, and Audrey. During our short time at home, before Wynn got sick again, we were all able to establish care with counseling and both girls enjoyed all of the fun kids camps AHF has to offer. Since Wynn’s passing, both Audrey and I have stayed active participating in grief groups, ceremonies, kids camps, and every event that we are able to attend.It is because of my involvement that I have connected with other “angel moms” in the area which has led to so many other avenues of healing for me. Audrey has also met so many other children who are affected, or their sibling has been affected by pediatric cancer. All services have been completely FREE…but the price for us both is invaluable. As I approach the one year anniversary of losing my daughter I can say with full certainty that this organization has been a huge part of my healing journey. I truly don’t know where I would be without the people I’ve met and the opportunities that have arisen through the AHF.”

The Foundation’s next event is the Celebration of Life and Hope on September 21, 2024. This gala-style event is marked as a night full of family testimonies, celebrated with live and silent auctions, live music, an open bar, specialty cocktails, food, and entertainment, all to support families impacted by pediatric cancer. Various sponsorship levels are still available. Interested companies or individuals may email