Annual Golf Tournament
Join us for the 2017 Laona M. Kitchen Foundation Golf Tournament benefiting Alzheimer's, 2017 Date TBD
Imagine life being normal where your parents, you and your kids attend family birthday and holiday celebrations year after year. The family has traditions such as passing down the stuffing recipe, playing cards and board games and spending summers on the lake. Now take one of your parents and slowly start watching your loved one disappear in front of your eyes as they lose their short-term memory, then all their other memories, and finally to when they don’t recognize you or any other relatives.
From the time Laona Kitchen was diagnosed, the family thoroughly researched Alzheimer’s and discovered the pernicious nature of this disease. After participating in the first Memory Walk, Gary Kitchen consulted with Jennifer Ferguson, executive director at Arbor, and his family about trying to raise more money for the Alzheimer’s Association Memory Walk. The family decided to turn their passion for golf into a golf tournament to raise money for Alzheimer’s.
In 2008, the family had their first tournament at Bentwater Golf Club in Acworth, Ga and succeeded in raising $5,000. In 2009, they were able to raise over $6600, in 2010 they raised over $5,000. In 2011 the family officially organized a 501c(3) and in 2012 the LMK Foundation raised over $10,000 for Alzheimers. Our 2016 tournament was held at Bridge Mill Golf Club in Canton, GA and was a huge success. We will be looking for players and sponsors in 2017 to help in raising funds to help families dealing with this terrible disease.
To register or sponsor please click HERE.
The Kitchen family is very thankful for the support of our tournament sponsors and players.