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Red, White, and Blue Golf Tournament to Support Madison Hope Nation Memorial Scholarship Fund

maddie nationOnce again it is time for the annual Red, White, and Blue golf tournament.  The tournament will be held on Saturday, May 17, 2014.   The proceeds of the tournament will benefit the Madison Hope Nation Memorial Scholarship Fund DBA Maddie’s Gift. The tournament will be held at the Paris Golf and Country Club, with tee times at 8am and 2pm.

Maddie Nation was born in 2001 with Dandy Walker.  Dandy-Walker is a congenital brain defect, which increases the size of the fluid spaces surrounding the brain.  It affects at least 1 in 25,000 live births.  Her life was touched by so many special people during her five years through outstanding support from pre-school teachers, dance and swim instructors, physicians, speech and physical therapists, t-ball coaches, church members, and many more.   Maddie was a bright shining (and smiling) example of how a child can improvise, adapt, and overcome challenges.  Upon her death in 2007 the community established a memorial scholarship.

She was the daughter of Randy and Diane Nation, and she was the twin sister to Zack. Maddie and Zack were born on June 27, 2001. The Nation family chose life over termination. Through their faith in God, they took the road less traveled and vowed to take life one day at a time and enjoy every day of God’s gift. Maddie lived until she was five years old and passed away on March 13, 2007.
In 2010 the need was identified for scholarships for high school seniors with special needs or children that are identified in the special service program.  The Board of Directors revised the scholarship and established the following goal:  To give “Hope” to the future by providing scholarships to seniors in the special education program in Lamar County.

Teams interested in registering for the golf tournament need to do so by Wednesday, May 14th. For more information or questions regarding the tournament, please contact Randy Nation at 903-517-2821 or Email:

There are four levels of sponsorships available for the Red, White, and Blue Golf Tournament: Friends of Maddie: $100; Hole Sponsor: $200 Team entry:  $300.00; Team Sponsor: $500 (includes 4 person team entry & hole sponsor). In addition to these levels, cash donations are welcomed.

All donations are tax deductible:  501 (c) (3) exemption. Gifts may be sent to:  Maddie’s Gift , 3140 Lamar Ave, Paris TX 75460.

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