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Porky’s Open Golf Tournament Raises Over $110,000

The fifth annual Porky’s Open Golf Tournament raised over $110,000 for the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga’s Blue and Gold Club Scholarship Fund this year. The tournament, held April 27, is a privately supported event that donates its efforts and funds for student athletes at UTC.

The tournament, which has raised over $300,000 in the past five years, was named in honor of Frank Kinser, this year’s Tournament Host and one of UTC’s most loyal supporters. Other committee members include Doug Thigpen, Tournament Chairman; Mike Davis, Corporate Sponsor chair; Karl Jones, Player Registration Chair; Larry McNair, Player Gift Chair; Danny Proctor, Hole Sponsor Chair; Phil Walker, Finance Chair; and Nancy Noblit, UTC Liaison.

“With the combined efforts of many of our friends, we were able to raise over $110,000 at this years event!” Nancy Noblit, Assistant Vice Chancellor for UTC Development, said.

Sponsors of Porky’s Open include:

East Brainerd Lumber
Rock-Tenn Company
Unum Provident Corp.
Adman electric
Athens Incurance Company,
C& I General Contractors
Herb Adcox Chevrolet
Lewis Card, EMJ Corporation
London’s Jewelers
Jake Marshall, LLC
Bill Nobles
David and Nancy Noblit
Porker’s BBQ
Rodney Allen with State Farm
Shumacker, Witth, Gaither & Witaker, P.C.
Associated General Contractors
Bryan Patten
Brock Insurance
Chattanooga Coca-Cola
Rick Crawford and Associates
Bryon DeFoor
Ken DeFoor
Lawson Electric Co., Inc.
Phillips/Diaz Benefits Inc.
Ruby Falls

Next year’s Porky’s Open Golf Tournament will be held at Council Fire Golf Club and is tentatively scheduled for April 26, 2005.

To become a sponsor of the sixth annual Porky’s Open, contact Nancy Noblit, at (423) 425-4048.