Jamey Johnson Golf Tournament Raises Nearly $50,000 for Charity
The event took place at the Cottonwood Golf Club in Montgomery, Ala., to raise money for the Nikki Mitchell Foundation, which seeks to fight pancreatic cancer. The tournament earned $42,000 in cash for the charity, as well as over $5,000 is toys for the Montgomery-area Marines Toys for Tots.
"There were about 1,000 people in attendance," Johnson says. "For our first year accepting sponsors, it was a great success on every level."
The foundation is named for Waylon Jennings' manager of 22 years. Mitchell was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in December of 2010 fought the disease for 31 months. The foundation aims to promote early detection and help find a cure for the disease, supporting the most promising research available, including gene-based therapies and prevention.
“Nikki Mitchell was one of the most incredible women to walk this earth, and anyone who knew her would say the same thing,” says Carter’s Chord’s Joanna Ott, who performed at the event. “She touched so many lives. Pancreatic cancer took hers too soon, as it does so many people. The foundation donates money to research for early detection and the cure of pancreatic cancer. It’s a great cause and her legacy lives on through it.”