CCA's 24th Annual Charity Golf Classic Raises Record Donations for Middle TN Non-Profits for Sixth Consecutive Year

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More than 300 tee-off and generate proceeds of $435,000 to support regional charities

CCA, America's leader in partnership corrections, today announced the sixth consecutive year of record-breaking results for its 24th Annual Chairman's Charity Golf Classic, held Thursday, September 24, 2015, at Hermitage Golf Course in Old Hickory.

The event generated $435,000 in proceeds, all of which go to 36 charities in the Middle Tennessee area. More than 300 golfers participated in the classic this year.

"The CCA Chairman's Charity Golf Classic is just one of many ways in which CCA works to make a difference in local communities," said Tony Grande, CCA Charitable Foundation Chairman. "We are thankful for our friends and colleagues who continue to support the exceptional work that our Middle Tennessee charities are doing to make immediate and long-lasting impacts in our communities."

The 2015 Charity Golf Classic supported three dozen separate agencies, all working to meet various needs in the Nashville and Middle Tennessee region. The 2015 recipients are:

Against the Grain, Inc.
American Diabetes Association
Aphesis House, Inc.
Avalon Center
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Middle Tennessee
CASA, Inc.
Dismas, Inc.
End Slavery
Family and Children's Service
Family Foundation Fund
Fannie Battle Day Home for Children, Inc.
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
Renewal House
Safe Haven Family Shelter
Salama Urban Ministries, Inc.
Sexual Assault Center
Sports Fund
Tennessee Coalition to End Domestic and Sexual Violence
Tennessee Justice for Our Neighbors
The Beat of Life
The Family Center (Exchange Club Family Center)
The Help Center
The Next Door
You Have the Power, Inc.
YWCA of Nashville and Middle Tennessee

"Each of these agencies aligns with CCA's giving mission to provide guidance, educational opportunities, resources and leadership development for former offenders as well as support for victims of crime and abuse, and underserved youth," said Grande, who also serves as CCA Executive Vice President and Chief Development Officer. "These funds will help ensure that everyone has access to the resources needed to live well and build a promising future."

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 owns or controls 48 facilities, one family residential center and manages and maintains 12 correctional or detention facilities owned by government agencies. 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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