Dear Waltrip Brothers' Charity Championship Supporters,
As you may have heard, Nashville, Tenn., is recovering from a record flood which devastated Music City and its surrounding communities one week ago causing an estimated $1 billion plus in damages and taking 30 lives.
Gaylord Springs Golf Links, the site of our June 3, 2010 Charity Golf tournament was also flooded and is experiencing the destruction first hand. The course is still assessing damages, but anticipates it will be August before reopening. This obviously affects our June tournament; therefore, we are rescheduling the Waltrip Brothers' Charity Championship Golf Tournament for Thursday, October 28, 2010.
While the Hutton Hotel did not suffer any flood damage, many of their employees and merchants lost their homes and businesses. For this reason, we are also rescheduling the Waltrip Brothers' Champion's Dinner for Wednesday, October 27, 2010.
We are sensitive to what has happened and loyal to the efforts of Gaylord Springs' and Hutton Hotel employees and vendors who have put in hours of preparation to make our inaugural event first-class. We want to honor their hard work by keeping our business with both the Gaylord Springs Golf Links and the Hutton Hotel.
We hope this does not change your commitment to The Waltrip Brothers' Charitable Fund and that you are able to join us October 27th & 28th and help us rejoice with the community in their transformation.
The Waltrip Brothers' Charitable Fund will give a donation to the Red Cross immediately. We will also be adding the Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund to our event beneficiaries which include: The National Multiple Sclerosis Society and Motor Racing Outreach.
Tennessee's state capitol has several months of clean up ahead of them. We ask you to join us in praying for the community. If you feel compelled to give separately from our event, you can help the victims of the Tennessee flood, by donating to the Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund or by calling 1800 RED CROSS.
Should you have any questions, please contact Brooke Hondros at email@example.com or visit our website www.waltripbrothers.com.