The second annual Kya’s Smile Golf Tournament to benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital held Saturday, Sept. 29 the Madison Green Golf Club was a huge success. Madison Green Golf Club Tournament Director Mike Brady hosted the tournament for the second year. Brady is from Memphis, home of the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, so this tournament is very dear to his heart.
The Kya’s Smiles Foundation is a nonprofit foundation that began from the loss of a 13-month-old girl named Kya Bliss Kapur and was inspired by the amazing physical, emotional and financial support her family received throughout their journey.
During their year-long stay in Memphis as patients of St. Jude, the Kapur family witnessed firsthand the courage, strength and optimism each family has during their fight against pediatric cancer and the unwavering support and care St. Jude provides.
The golf tournament raised money to donate to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. There were 152 golfers (38 foursomes) and 200 attending the awards luncheon after golf. The winning team of Eric Kaplan, Lee Amrani, Schlomi Asayag and Michael Shiff shot an amazing 18 under.
Chick-Fil-A in the Mall at Wellington Green was there to donate breakfast to all the golfers, and the Chili’s restaurant chain had two margarita bar tents on site for the golfers’ enjoyment. There were many gifts for the raffle, including all-inclusive Caribbean resort trips. The silent auction also included several high-end items.
A terrific time was had by all, and while everyone was having fun, much-needed money was raised in the process, for a very worthy charity and cause.
Above: The Chick-Fil-A mascots with Mike Brady (holding Jasmin Kapur) and Jasmin’s mother Kristen Kapur.