Golf Challenge canceled

The fifth annual Smoky Mountain Service Dogs Golf Challenge has been canceled.

The golf outing was initially set for June 7 and then rescheduled for Aug. 29, but after deliberation and research of COVID-19 data, the SMSD Golf Committee felt keeping the environment safe was too much.

While the event serves as a major fundraiser, SMSD representatives agreed the health of participants, volunteers and veterans was the priority in making the decision to cancel. Hopes are to hold the fifth SMSD Golf Challenge next year.