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Rotary Club of Brookhaven Golf Tournament to Benefit Shepherd Center

The Rotary Club of Brookhaven today announced it will host its second annual “Service Above Self Invitational” on Monday, May 14, 2012 at Cherokee Country Club ( Last year, the Rotary Club raised more than $85,000 in cash and in-kind donations at its inaugural charity golf tournament.

Cunningham Associates Heating and Air Conditioning Inc. is the tournament’s General Level sponsor. Major Level tournament sponsors for this year’s event, which will once again benefit the SHARE Military Initiative at Shepherd Center, include Choate Construction, Magellan Health Services, Mingledorff’s Distributors and Norton Insurance.

The SHARE Military Initiative is a comprehensive rehabilitation program that focuses on assessment and treatment for service members who have sustained a mild to moderate traumatic brain injury and PTSD from the Afghanistan and Iraqi conflicts.

“Last year’s tournament was very successful and a tremendous show of support for the men and women who serve our country to protect our freedom,” said Rotary Club of Brookhaven President Josh Moreland. “Shepherd Center is doing amazing work through its SHARE Military Initiative and we thank our returning sponsors and community partners who join us in supporting our troops and this important fundraising event.”

“Shepherd Center offers the SHARE therapy program free of charge to service members and their families,” said Atlanta Rotary Club member and Shepherd Center co-founder Alana Shepherd. “Each month we are faced with raising about $100,000 a month in private donations to run the program. I am proud to call the Rotary Club of Brookhaven a strong supporter of Shepherd Center and I thank them for their kindness in helping support our SHARE Military Program.”

Sponsorships are still available, and the club is accepting tournament sign-ups for foursomes and individual players. For more information, visit the Service Above Self Invitational website,, or contact Bonnie Hardage at (404) 367-1238 or


The mission of Rotary International, a worldwide association of Rotary clubs, is to provide service to others, to promote high ethical standards and to advance world understanding, goodwill and peace through its fellowship of business, professional and community leaders.

About Shepherd Center

Shepherd Center, located in Atlanta, Georgia, is a private, not-for-profit hospital specializing in medical treatment, research and rehabilitation for people with spinal cord injury, brain injury, multiple sclerosis, spine and chronic pain, and other neurological conditions. Founded in 1975, Shepherd Center is ranked by U.S. News & World Report among the top 10 rehabilitation hospitals in the nation. In its more than four decades, Shepherd Center has grown from a six-bed rehabilitation unit to a world-renowned, 152-bed hospital that treats more than 740 inpatients, nearly 280 day program patients and more than 7,100 outpatients each year in more than 46,000 visits.