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7th Annual Golf Tournament Benefitting Le Bonheur Announced


The Tunica County Sheriff's Office will host its 7th Annual Charity Golf Tournament on Friday, October 14, 2022 at the Tunica National Golf and Tennis located at 1 Champion Lane in Robinsonville, MS. Lunch shall be served at 11:00 with a 12:00 p.m. shotgun start. This year the tournament is to be held in honor of Gaines Coker.

As in previous years, proceeds from this tournament will benefit the Le Bonheur Children's Hospital located in Memphis, Tennessee. Le Bonheur serves as the regions primary, level 1 pediatric trauma center. Being recognized among the nation's "Best Children's Hospitals" by U.S. News & World Report for 12 consecutive years, Le Bonheur is always on the side of children, advocating on their behalf so we can provide them with the care they need. From the ordinary bumps and sniffles of childhood to its most life-altering extremes, Le Bonheur Children's is prepared for whatever a child's life might throw at us.


Gaines Michael Coker, 13, of Tunica tragically left this world to enter his heavenly home on June 28, 2021. Gaines was severely burned and injured following an incident that occurred on June 27. Gaines was transported to Le Bonheur for his injuries. While Gaines was only at Le Bonheur for a few hours before being transported to another hospital for care, the care he and his family received is the outstanding kind of care that sets this hospital apart from any others. Le Bonheur is more than four walls of any ordinary hospital.

His mother Meg shared, "The team at Le Bonheur was so compassionate. There was a chaplain and nurses who prayed over Gaines. There were doctors who told us it was bad, but not to give up hope. There were even kind people that put together a bag of snacks and drinks for us to have on the way to Little Rock. This opportunity to repay this level of kindness through raising funds via the Sheriff's Golf Tournament in Gaines honor is awesome."

Tunica County Sheriff's Office is excited to host this event for its seventh year and hope you will join us. The cost of team registration is $500 ($125/person) and includes lunch. We are actively seeking both individual and corporate sponsorships at this time.

If you are interested in participating, sponsoring, or would like more information, please contact Chief Eugene at 662-541-2989 ( or Clara Hoover at 662-541-2067 ( Additionally, you may contact Tunica County Sheriff's Office at 662-363-1411.





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