published Thursday, September 26th, 2013

Food, golf raise money for Jordan Thomas Foundation

Food and golf are combining this weekend to help children who've lost limbs in traumatic injuries.

The Jordan Thomas Foundation is hosting its Seventh Annual Low Country Boil and Golf Classic on Sunday and Monday. Money from the fundraiser is used to buy prosthetic limbs for children.

The Low Country Boil will be held on Sunday at 6:30 p.m. in Stratton Hall at 3146 Broad St. Along with traditional low country food, drinks and a silent auction, music will be provided by Priscilla & Little RicKee Band. Tickets are $85 for patrons, $125 for patrons who want reserved seating and $40 for young patrons, those under age 30. Reserved tables are also available for $1,000 each. Reservations may be made online at jordanthomasfoundation.org or by calling 423-622-9006.

On Monday, the setting will shift to the Chattanooga Golf and Country Club at 1511 Riverview Road. Tee time is noon.

Jordan Thomas established the Jordan Thomas Foundation while recovering from the loss of both legs in a boating accident in 2005. Only 16 years old at the time, the McCallie School student realized that other children in the hospital around him would not be able to afford prosthetic limbs. The average cost of a prosthetic leg, for instance, is about $10,000 while an arm is about $15,000.

The foundation provides prosthetics throughout childhood and adolescence, working with children until they're 18.

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