J. Smith Lanier & Co. Sponsors Ninth Annual Golf Classic To Benefit Brain Tumor Foundation for Children

April 1, 2013 – The Ninth Annual J. Smith Lanier & Co. Charity Golf Classic to benefit the Brain Tumor Foundation for Children will take place on Tuesday, May 7th, 2013 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 Wednesday evening, May 1, 2013 from 6-10 p.m.

Golf tee-time will be at 10 am, May 7th, 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 excited to be the corporate sponsor of the Ninth Annual J. Smith Lanier & Co. Charity Golf Classic for the Brain Tumor Foundation for Children. The event has raised over $1.4 million in net proceeds since 2005. This extraordinary partnership has changed the lives of not only the BTFC Families but all of our J. Smith Lanier & Co. employees as well. We are honored to be part of such a wonderful organization,” said J. Smith Lanier & Co. Chairman and CEO, D. Gaines Lanier.”

2013 marks the 30 year anniversary of the Brain Tumor Foundation in Atlanta. The Brain Tumor Foundation for Children started out as a support group for parents at Egleston Children’s Hospital in 1983. Now the Brain Tumor Foundation for Children serves children and families in nine states (compared to only one 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, “As we reflect on the past in this anniversary year, we are particularly grateful for our partnership with J. Smith Lanier & Co. This partnership stands out as the leading driving force over 30 years in terms of our Foundation’s success and ability to expand our reach.”

To learn more about the Brain Tumor Foundation for Children or to make a donation please visit www.braintumorkids.org 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 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.