CCA's 23rd Annual Charity Golf Classic Raises Record Donations for Middle TN Non-Profits

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More than 300 tee-off in support of regional charities, generate proceeds topping $400,000

CCA, America's leader in partnership corrections, today announced the record-breaking results of its 23rd Annual Chairman's Charity Golf Classic. On Thursday, more than 300 golfers gathered at the Hermitage Golf Course in Old Hickory for the annual charity tournament to compete, raise donations and increase awareness for more than 30 Middle Tennessee charities. The event generated more than $400,000 in proceeds, marking the fifth consecutive year the event has raised record-setting contributions to local charities.

"The CCA Chairman's Charity Golf Classic has grown from humble beginnings more than two decades ago to an annual event that benefits scores of Nashville-area charities," said Tony Grande, CCA Chief Development Officer. "Thanks to the generosity of our friends and colleagues who continue to give more each year, we can support agencies that are making profound impacts in our communities."

Through the CCA Charitable Fund, in partnership with The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee, proceeds from the Golf Classic will help support 30 regional non-profits.

The 2014 charitable recipients are:

Abolition International
Against the Grain, Inc.
American Diabetes Association
Aphesis House, Inc.
Avalon Center
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Middle Tennessee
CASA, Inc.
Dismas House of Nashville
Fannie Battle Day Home for Children, Inc.
Free for Life International
Good Neighbor Foundation
HUGGS for Inspirational Men and Women
Magdalene, Inc.
Men of Valor
Mending Hearts, Inc.
Miriam's Promise
Monroe Harding Inc.
Morning Star Sanctuary
Nashville Children's Alliance Inc.
Our Kids
Project Return, Inc.
Rejoice Ministries
Safe Haven Family Shelter
Salama Urban Ministries, Inc.
Sexual Assault Center
Tennessee Coalition to End Domestic and Sexual Violence
The Family Center (Exchange Club Family Center)
The Next Door
You Have the Power, Inc.
YWCA of Nashville and Middle Tennessee

"These agencies align with CCA's giving mission of serving former offenders, victims of crime and underserved youth," said Grande. "We believe these funds will give many people in our region the support, education, tools and resources they need to overcome life challenges and succeed."

The United Way of Middle Tennessee and the CCA Assist Fund will also receive proceeds from the event.

About CCA

CCA is the nation's largest owner of partnership correction and detention facilities and one of the largest prison operators in the United States, behind only the federal government and three states. CCA currently operates 69 facilities, including 53 facilities that CCA owns or controls. CCA specializes in owning, operating and managing prisons and other correctional facilities and providing inmate residential and community reentry services for governmental agencies. In addition to providing the fundamental residential services relating to inmates, CCA facilities offer a variety of rehabilitation and educational programs, including basic education, religious services, life skills and employment training and substance abuse treatment.

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