Children’s Obesity Fund Sponsors “Day on the Links” Raising Funds for Tennessee’s Above the Rim Gym

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Children’s Obesity Fund is proud to sponsor Above the Rim Gym’s Second Annual Golf Classic on May 16, 2014. All funds raised will benefit the faith-based basketball/golf programs of Above the Rim Gym, which is dedicated to the betterment of middle Tennessee youth.

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At Children’s Obesity Fund, we really admire the Above the Rim Gym for their programs that stimulate greater physical activity for kids and promote healthy lifestyles.

Children’s Obesity Fund, cofounded by Julian Omidi and Dr. Michael Omidi, is a proud sponsor of the Second Annual Golf Classic raising funds for the Above the Rim Gym, which provides a faith-based basketball/golf program for the betterment of middle Tennessee youth. The May 16, 2014, event includes not only 18 holes of championship golf, but also a special awards ceremony for the professional and collegiate athletes who participate and a free, outdoor concert with singer, songwriter Elle Maze. Children’s Obesity Fund will provide the more than 100 golfers with healthy snacks and drinks at the ninth hole of the course.

“At Children’s Obesity Fund, we really admire the Above the Rim Gym for their programs that stimulate greater physical activity for kids and promote healthy lifestyles,” says the charity’s cofounder Julian Omidi. “The May 16 Golf Tourney is an extraordinary event that combines many great activities to celebrate and support a very deserving children’s charity. My brother and I are proud to be event sponsors and to provide healthy sustenance to all the golfers.”

All golfers in and around Tennessee in mid-May are invited to come, hit the links, and support a great cause at the same time:

Second Annual Above the Rim Golf Classic Fundraiser
Friday, May 16, 2014 with tee-off at 1 pm (registration begins at 12pm)
Champions Run Golf Course at 14262 Mt. Pleasant Road in Rockvale, Tennessee

Registration fees:     Now thru 5/11    
Individual golfers    $100             
Foursome/Teams    $400             

Register at:

For more information, contact George Gibson at 615-390-0982 or via email at georgegibson(at)abovetherimgym(dot)com

After golfers sink the course’s 18th hole, a presentation of awards will begin at 5:30 pm, followed by a free, outdoor concert featuring singer, songwriter Elle Maze ( One of Nashville’s most exciting new artists, Maze’s musical style is often compared to pop-singer favorites Kelly Clarkson and Sara Barellis.

Champions Run ( is a par 72 golf course spanning 6,900 yards of greens nestled in the beautiful Tennessee hillside. The championship course features 18 holes, 16 bunkers, numerous water hazards and challenging tee shots. A full driving range and competitive practice facility are also part of the site.

All proceeds from the event benefit the Above the Rim Gym Basketball Academy and Scholarship Fund ( The 501(c)(3) non-profit was founded in 2006 by basketball coach George Gibson to teach boys and girls the fundamentals of the game while also creating a supportive and nurturing environment where kids can experience the importance of team work, team-building and leadership. Its unique sports programming, for kids between the ages of 7 and 17 years, foster athletic conditioning, personal responsibility, discipline, respect, and the pursuit of goals.

Above the Rim Gym is staffed by volunteers and coaches who have successfully trained more than 500 boys and girls. All donations are used to fund the programs, uniforms, entry fees, and equipment of Above the Rim Gym with no monies spent on salaries, bonuses, or signing fees for program staff. The generous financial support of area business partners helps fund the athletic scholarships and also covers all operational expenses.

Cofounded by Julian Omidi and Dr. Michael Omidi, the Children’s Obesity Fund ( hopes to help reverse the trend of rising obesity rates in America. The goal of the non-profit charity is to help people fully understand the obesity issue and its dire impacts on individuals and society as a whole -- and to use that knowledge to encourage children to grow up strong and healthy. Children’s Obesity Fund partners with other organizations to educate and support parents, educators and others so that we can all work together to raise healthy, active, social, and happy children. While the organization does not accept donations, it does encourage direct contributions of money and talents to the associations featured on our website. Children’s Obesity Fund is on Facebook as well as Google+, Twitter, and Pinterest.

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