June 25, 2012
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- Tennessee Women's Basketball Head Coach Emeritus Pat Summitt hosted her annual golf tournament Monday at Cherokee Country Club, with all proceeds benefiting the Helen Ross McNabb Center.
The Center was founded in 1948 by Mrs. McNabb to provide children's mental health services in the Knoxville community. It was the first community health facility in the state.
The 2012 Pat Summitt Golf Tournament marks the 14th golf tourney hosted by HRMC. The NCAA's all-time winningest men's or women's basketball coach speaks with, and has her photo taken with, each group playing in the tournament. She also has opened her home to sponsors and special guests the evening before the tournament for a reception. Past tournaments have raised more than $300,000 for the Helen Ross McNabb Center and the people it serves.
UT Vice Chancellor and Director of Athletics Dave Hart was among those supporting the cause Monday by playing in the tournament's morning session. Voice of the Lady Vols Mickey Dearstone also has been an active participant in the tournament.
Throughout its history, the Helen Ross McNabb Center's goal has been to provide compassionate, quality mental health services to those it serves. Annually, that encompasses more than 11,000 children, families and adults in East Tennessee.
HRMC offers a system of care that provides an array of quality services, including mental health, substance abuse treatment and social services to those most in need. There are currently programs available in 19 counties.
For more information on the Helen Ross McNabb Center, please go to http://www.mcnabbcenter.org.