After their deaths of her parents, former
Southern Mississippi golfer Lauren Judson
wanted to honor her parents in some way.
Since she and her dad shared the passion of
golf and her parents were all about supporting
and working with various community and
educational groups, it seemed that a charity
collegiate golf event might be a perfect fit.
Lauren originally wanted to host a collegiate
event in Atlanta and invite teams to play. She
talked with the children’s guardian, Kirk Knous,
about her prospects. He, in turn, asked PGA
Professional, Jackie Cannizzo from the family’s
home course at Country Club of Roswell to look
into the idea. Having known the Judson family
for many years and having seen Lauren and
Dean grow up in the CCR Junior Golf Program,
Jackie wanted to help Lauren realize her vision
of honoring her parents.