J. Smith Lanier & Co. Sponsors Eighth Annual Golf Classic to Benefit the Brain Tumor Foundation for Children

April 2, 2012 – The Eighth Annual J. Smith Lanier & Co. Charity Golf Classic to benefit the Brain Tumor Foundation for Children will appropriately take place during National Brain Tumor Awareness Month on Tuesday, May 8th, 2012 at the Chateau Elan Golf Club.

This two-event tournament begins with a Sponsor Reception and Silent Auction at the Metropolitan Club in Alpharetta on Thursday evening, May 3, 2011 from 6-10 p.m.

Golf tee-time will be at 10 am, May 8th, 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 Elan Winery Pavilion.

"J. Smith Lanier & Co. is proud to continue its longstanding support of the Brain Tumor Foundation for Children through the Eighth Annual J. Smith Lanier & Co. Charity Golf Classic. Our partnership with the Brain Tumor Foundation for Children - not only through this event, but in other ways throughout the year where our employees interact with children and families served - allows us to see firsthand the difference we are making for so many in the southeast," said J. Smith Lanier & Co. Chairman and CEO, D. Gaines Lanier.

Now serving children and families in eight states (compared to Georgia only when J. Smith Lanier & Co. first joined as title sponsor of this event) BTFC 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 Brain Tumor Foundation for Children to provide emotional, social and financial assistance; education and information; scholarships; research funding and more.

Mary Moore, BTFC's Executive Director, adds, "Through the establishment of this premier event eight years ago, BTFC has been completely transformed as a nonprofit organization. We have grown from a Georgia-focused charity to one with a southeastern reach. It has empowered us to make a great contribution to the pediatric brain tumor population in the region."

To learn more about the Brain Tumor Foundation for Children or to make a donation please visitwww.braintumorkids.org or call 404-252-4107.

To learn more about the JSL Charity Classic, please visit www.jslcharityclassic.com.

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 largest 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 500 employees in eight divisions and 18 branch offices. J. Smith Lanier & Co. offers commercial and personal lines insurance, employee benefits, surety, and risk control.