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Famous Daves grants a wish at 10 year tournament


September 26, 2012


THE STORY:     Fifteen-year-old Mt. Juliet native Ashley was diagnosed with breast cancer

in 2012.  She is the youngest breast cancer patient at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.   Ashley is an active girl who loves to play basketball and enjoys hanging out with her friends. When Ashley learned that she was eligible for a wish, her first choice was to go to a place that she has wanted to visit since childhood, Disney World.  Ashley will learn that her wish is coming true on September 26th at Birdies, Bogeys and Bones golf tournament.  Famous Dave’s will take Ashley in a helicopter for the golf ball drop and then she will share her story with all of the players and sponsors about her fight against breast cancer and what it would mean to her to have her wish to go to Disney World.  Ashley does not know but her family and friends will also be there to join us in telling Ashley her wish to go to Disney World is coming true!


THE EVENT:     Birdies, Bogeys and Bones Golf-Tournament

On Wednesday, September 26th, Make-A-Wish Middle Tennessee hosted a wish announcement for Ashley at Famous Dave’s 10th Annual Birdies, Bogeys and Bones Golf Tournament.  Since 2002 Famous Dave’s has raised $265,000 for Make-A-Wish through their annual golf tournament. Their support has helped to ensure that children with life-threatening medical conditions can forget about their long journey of illness through the power of having their wish granted.  This year’s tournament was the largest in history.


THE PLACE:     Vanderbilt Legends Club

1500 Legends Club Lane
Franklin, TN 37069


WHEN:            Wednesday, September 26, 2012

[Note: Golf tournament:  Shot gun start began at 1:00 p.m.

Wish announcement & check presentation held at 7:00 p.m.]

CONTACT:     Ashley Davis, Director of Development & Communications

Make-A-Wish Foundation of Middle Tennessee

Cell:  615.973.4644 / Email:

About Famous Five Dining:  After 25 years of tastin’ and cookin’, Dave’s barbeque just plain knocked the socks off his family and friends. That’s when Dave decided he had to share.  Today, Famous Dave's of America, Inc. develops, owns, operates and franchises barbeque restaurants in 35 states.  The Tennessee Franchisee, Famous Five Dining, is owned by two Franklin husband/wife teams.  FFD operates 5 locations in Middle and East Tennessee.  Their menu features award-winning barbequed and grilled meats, a large selection of salads, side items and sandwiches, and home-baked desserts. Famous Dave's has won over 600 awards, including “Best Ribs in Nashville”.  For more information, please visit 

About Make-A-Wish®:  Make-A-Wish grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. Founded in 1980 when a group of caring volunteers helped a young boy fulfill his dream of becoming a police officer, Make-A-Wish is one of the world’s leading children’s charities, with 62 chapters in the United States and its territories. With the help of generous donors and nearly 25,000 volunteers, Make-A-Wish grants a wish every 38 minutes and has granted more than 200,000 wishes in the United States since inception.  For more information about the Make-A-Wish® Middle Tennessee, visit and discover how you can share the power of a wish®.



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President & CEO
600 Hill Avenue Suite 201
Nashville, TN  37210

Phone : (615) 221-2200 x4058
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Make-A-Wish® Middle Tennessee
600 Hill Avenue
Suite 201
Nashville, TN 37210
(615) 221-2200