Coach Brent Peterson held his second annual Peterson Foundation for Parkinson's dinner and golf tournament on September 1st and 2nd to raise money for Parkinson's research in Middle Tennessee. There was an excellent turnout for the dinner and the golf tournament was sold out. I had a chance to speak to Coach Peterson today, and he told me that the Foundation raised over $65,000 from this event. He said he was overwhelmed at the response of the community, and that the proceeds more than doubled the amount he raised last year.
As Pred fans know, Brent suffers from Parkinson's, and has courageously faced the disease and continues to coach effectively. The response of the Predator nation to this call was outstanding, and is a reflection of the respect that we have for Brent and the desire to make headway against this insidious disease. Thanks to all who participated and supported this worthy cause and this exceptional coach and individual. And thanks to you, Brent, for your courage and leadership in this fight to find a cure.