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'18 Holes, 1 Cause:' Marsh Regional Blood Center to host Scholarship Golf Tournament

March 22nd, 2014 8:31 pm by Pat Kenney

'18 Holes, 1 Cause:' Marsh Regional Blood Center to host Scholarship Golf Tournament

KINGSPORT — Marsh Regional Blood Center will host its inaugural Scholarship Golf Tournament on Friday, April 25 at Warriors Path Golf Course.

The tournament is billed as "18 Holes, 1 Cause."

In the past, Marsh Regional has awarded six $500 educational grants to high schools and six $1,000 scholarships to deserving students each year. Proceeds from the golf tournament will be used to build on these contributions.

Each year Marsh Regional conducts blood drives at 37 high schools throughout Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia. High school students donate about 15 percent of the blood received by Marsh Regional Blood Center.

"We appreciate students throughout the region who roll up their sleeves as soon as they are eligible to donate," said Don Campbell, Marsh Regional's director. "They save lives and help us meet patient needs in the 17 medical facilities we serve. We are proud of their commitment to improve the quality of life in our region."

Tournament activities start at 11:30 a.m. The round of golf begins with a shotgun start at 1 p.m. and ends with an awards ceremony at 5 p.m.

An individual can play for $100 and a foursome can play for $400. Corporate and hole sponsorships are available.

All participants receive a box lunch and a tournament gift.

"This tournament enables us to further support the community by providing scholarships for students to pursue additional education," Campbell said.

For more information about the event, contact Ray Bell at (423) 408-7500 at Marsh Regional, or email him at charles.bell@wellmont.org.

(About Marsh Regional Blood Center: Since establishing the region's first independent blood bank in Kingsport in 1947, the mission of Marsh Regional has been to collect and maintain blood supplies to meet local needs. Through generous support from thousands of our family members, friends and neighbors, Marsh Regional has grown steadily and today supplies 19 medical facilities.)

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