The Hamblen County Substance Abuse Coalition, Inc. conducts its own fundraising events to increase community sustainability for our work. With every grant, State or Federal, one of the major focuses is to see the funded organizations come to a point where their community is stepping in to create financial sustainability for their own community. The HCSAC, Inc. chooses to conduct fundraising events that are beneficial, not only to the coalition but to benefit our community.
We realize that the coalition is a part of our community and building, both the coalition and our community, is essential to future successes of both. 2013 was our very first Morristown Hillbilly Chili Cook-Off. It was a great success and was received very well by the community and we are excited about future Morristown Hillbilly Chili Cook-Offs. The Hillbilly Chili Cook-Off takes place the last Saturday of September.
The HCSAC, Inc. is currently funded under three State and Federal grants, The Established Coalition Grant (State of Tennessee), the Tennessee Prevention Network Grant (State of Tennessee) and the Drug Free Communities Grant (Federal Grant). Our grants bring in around $311,000.00 for services to Hamblen County annually. We also provide another $30-40,000.00 of services that are funded by the HCSAC, Inc. itself.
2020 Rat Rod Roundup, Fundraiser
Car collectors and enthusiasts from several states come together for the "Rat Rod Round Up", a car show designated for Rat Rods only.
Vintage cars, trucks, motorcycles and sometimes even an unrecognizable vehicle or two are gathered in a show that supports the efforts of the Hamblen County Substance Abuse Coalition, Inc. If you love old vehicles like I do, you don't want to miss this car show that features old vehicles AND rust.
Morristown Memorial March
This event took place on Saturday, 7 Nov 2020 at 12 PM. Our partners were Hillcrest Baptist Church, Innovative Care Solutions and P.R.E.S.S. Inc. It was a successful first event with 43 walkers and 3 furry, four-legged walkers for the event. We had ten coalition volunteers on hand and they did a great job! Marissa Valentine, our ROPES coordinator was there doing NARCAN training and distributed 24 units of Narcan to the public to help reduce overdose deaths in Hamblen County. Great job Marissa!
Second Chance Golf Classic, Fundraiser
The Hamblen County Substance Abuse Coalition hosts the "Second Chance Golf Classic" every June to raise funds for the work of the coalition. This event has been very successful and is thought of as one of the best golf tournaments in the area by those that faithfully play in the Classic.
The four-man scramble event is held at Clinchview Golf Club in Bean Station, TN. Due to the Covid situation, the Classic was cancelled for 2021 but we are excited to get the "golf balls rolling" again in 2021! Come on out and support the HCSAC and maybe your team will take away the $500.00 first prize for the Second Chance Golf Classic 2021!
For more information contact Paul Hyde at (423) 748-7494.