Parker Gill Memorial Golf Tournament planned

The 2nd Annual Parker Gill Memorial Golf Tournament will begin with a shotgun start at 8 a.m., April 2 at Greystone Country Club in Cabot. Proceeds from the tournament will support prevention and recovery efforts in Arkansas to help save lives from overdose. 

The tourney is a four-man scramble that costs $320 per team and includes a card, swag bag with balls, lunch and four raffle tickets. There is a longest drive and closest to the hole contest. The event is presented by the Parker Gill Foundation which is a non-profit organization. It was founded in 2019 by Paula Cunningham after she lost her son, Parker to an unexpected, fatal opioid-related overdose at just 20 years of age. 

“Through the establishment of this memorial foundation I hope to use the pain and tragedy of my son’s death to help end overdose deaths in Arkansas with a combination of prevention and recovery efforts,” said Cunningham, who is the executive director.The Parker Gill Foundation believes that a combination of prevention and recovery efforts are vital to ending opioid-related overdose deaths in the state. Last year, proceeds from the tournament enabled the foundation to give 44 life-saving treatment and recovery housing grants to individuals seeking recovery from their addiction.