• Leadership Kingsport announces 6th Annual Dennis Phillips Leadership Kingsport Golf Tournament

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    February 09, 2021
    February 9, 2021                                                                   
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                        
    Vanessa Bennett, IOM
    Executive Director of Operations & Talent Development
    Kingsport Chamber
    Office: (423) 392-8813
    Leadership Kingsport announces 6th Annual Dennis Phillips Leadership Kingsport Golf Tournament
    NOTE:  Attached please find the HomeTrust Bank, Baird, TeleOptics, Inc. and Leadership Kingsport logos
    KINGSPORT, Tenn. – The Kingsport Chamber Leadership Kingsport program announced today the 6th annual golf tournament named in honor of former Kingsport Mayor Dennis Phillips.
    The tournament tees off Monday, March 22 at Cattails at MeadowView.
    Registration is 9 a.m. with tee time at 10 a.m.
    Leadership Kingsport’s title sponsor is HomeTrust Bank. The tournament sponsors are Baird Private Wealth Management and TeleOptics, Inc.
    Proceeds from the event benefit the Kingsport Leadership programs.
    “Mayor Phillips has been an exemplary leader and continues to do so much for this community,” said Vanessa Bennett, Kingsport Chamber executive director of operations and talent development.  “We created this golf tournament several years ago as another way to raise funds for our leadership programs. We know it will be another fun event and, though while not a golfer, Dennis will have a great time supporting a program that’s always been very important to him and this city.”
    The format for the tournament will be a modified scramble.  Each team will hit four tee shots. The best drive will be selected and players will then hit their second shots.  Each player will then play his or her own ball for the remainder of the hole.  The lowest individual score on the hole will then be recorded as the team score.  To keep the pace of play going, each player is asked to pick up once he or she has reached a bogey count on the hole.
    Team awards will be given as well as awards for hole competitions for longest drive, most accurate drive and closest to the pin.
    Cost to enter is $450 per team, with four players per team. This includes green fees, cart, light breakfast and a boxed lunch.
    Hole sponsorships are available for $150.
    The Dennis Discount Package, which includes a team of four and a hole sponsorship, is $550.
    To enter the 6th Annual Dennis Phillips Leadership Kingsport Golf Tournament or to sponsor a hole, call the Kingsport Chamber at 392-8820 or send an e-mail to Vanessa Bennett at vbennett@kingsportchamber.org.  
    Your Kingsport Chamber’s Kingsport Leadership program includes three leadership opportunities, Leadership Kingsport, PEAK – Young Professionals, S.H.O.U.T.!® Youth Leadership and the Y.E.L.L.! Mayor’s Youth Council.
    The mission of Leadership Kingsport, the adult leadership program, is to develop leaders who give life to community dreams.
    The mission of S.H.O.U.T!® (Students Helping Others Understand Tomorrow) is to develop, in an interactive environment, the leadership skills and community awareness of selected high school sophomores and juniors.
    Each program develops community individuals who desire to take an active leadership role in Kingsport.  Team-building and leadership training skills as well as the importance of community trusteeship are all strongly enforced during the year to the class participants.  Various community topics (Kingsport history; city, county and state government; economic development; workforce development; education; arts and culture; non-profits; healthcare; and community initiatives and projects; among others) are highlighted and promoted to each class throughout the year.
    The Y.E.L.L.! Mayor’s Youth Council is a group of teens that are selected as representatives who do outreach with their peers & community, youth advocacy work, and meet with city officials. The Mayor’s Youth Council will provide students the opportunity to develop leadership and citizenship skills while learning about city government. The Council is a chosen, diverse group of individuals that are ready to help make a difference. Representatives are sought from city schools, county schools and homeschooled students.
    The mission of PEAK – Young Professionals is to pursue, prepare and promote Kingsport’s young professionals.
    For more information on the Kingsport Leadership Programs, contact Vanessa Bennett at 423-392-8813 or vbennett@kingsportchamber.org.
    The Kingsport Chamber is composed of two non-profit organizations:  the Kingsport Chamber Foundation (501(c)(3)) and Kingsport Chamber of Commerce (501(c)(6)). 
    The Kingsport Chamber Foundation manages, promotes, supports and assists a number of charitable, educational, environmental, leadership, quality of life and wellness programs that have a tremendous impact on the Kingsport community.
    Programs of the Kingsport Chamber Foundation include:  Communications & Development; Downtown Concert Series; Downtown Kingsport Association; Education & Workforce Development; Fun Fest; Healthy Kingsport; Keep Kingsport Beautiful; Kingsport Leadership Programs (Leadership Kingsport, PEAK Young Professionals and S.H.O.U.T.!® Youth Leadership); Kingsport Office of Small Business Development & Entrepreneurship (KOSBE); Move to Kingsport; Santa Train; Tennessee/Virginia Scholars; and Visit Kingsport.
    The Kingsport Chamber of Commerce’s mission is to utilize resources and focus efforts on enhancing a strong and viable business environment for the Kingsport area. 
    Programs of the Kingsport Chamber of Commerce include:  Communications & Development; Government Relations; and Membership.  The Kingsport Chamber of Commerce has nearly 1,000 members.
    For more information on the Kingsport Chamber, go to KingsportChamber.org or call (423) 392-8800.  We’re social too; follow us on our Facebook page, Your Kingsport Chamber, our Twitter account, @kptchamber, on Instagram or our YouTube channel.