J. Smith Lanier & Co. Celebrates 11th Anniversary of Annual Golf Classic To Benefit the Georgia Chapter of the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation

April 8, 2015 – The 11th Anniversary of the Annual J. Smith Lanier & Co. Charity Golf Classic to benefit the Georgia Chapter of the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation will take place on Tuesday, May 5th, 2015 at the Château Élan Golf Club.

This two-event tournament begins with a Sponsor Reception and Silent Auction at the Metropolitan Club in Alpharetta on Thursday evening, April 30th, 2015 from 6-10 p.m.

Golf tee-time will be at 10 am, May 5th, with registration starting at 8:30 am. A continental breakfast will be available during registration, and lunch will be provided on the course. As is customary, this Pro-Am tournament will match up a professional golfer from the Georgia PGA with each foursome. The day will conclude with an awards program and dinner in the Chateau Élan Winery Pavilion.

“J. Smith Lanier & Co. is once again looking forward to being the corporate sponsor of the 11th Annual J. Smith Lanier & Co. Charity Golf Classic for the Georgia Chapter of the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation. The event has raised over $1.8 million in net proceeds since 2005. This longstanding partnership has changed the lives of not only the PBTF Families but all of our J. Smith Lanier & Co. employees as well. We are honored to celebrate the 11th Anniversary of this extraordinary event,” said J. Smith Lanier & Co. Chairman and CEO, D. Gaines Lanier.”

The Georgia Chapter of the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation (formerly known at the Brain Tumor Foundation for Children) started out as a support group for parents at Egleston Children’s Hospital in 1983. Now the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation serves children and families in nine states (compared to only one when J. Smith Lanier & Co. first joined as title sponsor of this event) the PBTF continues to grow and help more and more children each year. Proceeds from this event will help hundreds of children and their families by enabling the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation to provide emotional, social and financial assistance; education and information; scholarships; research funding, and more.

Mary Moore, PTBF-GA’s Executive Director, adds, “We are tremendously grateful to J. Smith Lanier & Co. and the many sponsors who participate year after year in this exciting event. Without them, we would not have the capacity to truly impact the families we serve in such meaningful ways.”

To learn more about the Georgia Chapter of the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation or to make a donation please visit www.curethekids.org/ga or call 404-252-4107.

J. Smith Lanier & Co., headquartered in West Point, Georgia, is an employee-owned company that was founded in 1868 and has become one of the oldest and most respected privately owned insurance brokers in the United States. Since 1868, the company has grown from a three-employee local agency to a major regional firm employing over 575 employees in 5 states and 18 offices. J. Smith Lanier & Co. offers commercial and personal lines insurance, employee benefits, surety, aviation and risk control.


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