Charity tournament to honor life and legacy of Fayette native

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Members of the Fayette County community and Flat Creek Baptist Church will hold a golf tournament fundraiser on Sept. 26 to honor the life and legacy of Amanda White Ashworth, who grew up in Fayette and graduated from Sandy Creek High School.

The 1st Annual Charity Golf Tournament Benefitting Amanda’s Hope will be held at Lake Spivey Country Club on Sept. 26

The mission of Amanda’s Hope is to continue Amanda’s legacy of faithful service to others by providing scholarship opportunities to students directly impacted by cancer and blood disorders. The organization is dedicated to raising awareness of the need for bone marrow and stem cell donors, and supports the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and the Aplastic Anemia and MDS International Foundation.

The tournament will begin at 9:30 a.m. and will include several sponsorships levels. For complete information visit www.amandashope.net and click on the pdf link inside the brochure in the “Events” section of the website.

For more information on the golf tournament contact Troy Konvicka at 770-480-0220 or at troy.konvicka@gmail.com; or Ryan Appling at 404-858-0510 or at ryana@flatcreekbaptist.org

Amanda White Ashworth grew up in Fayette County, graduating from Sandy Creek High in 1996.

Amanda received a Bachelor’s degree in Recreational Therapy from Shorter College in 2000 and a Master’s degree from Jacksonville State University in 2007.

It was in 2004 that Amanda married Heath Ashworth. The couple had two children, Emi Kate and Hayes.

Committed to providing quiet service based on strong faith, Amanda worked for four years at Northwest Georgia Regional Hospital with special needs adults, followed by 11 years teaching kindergarten and first grade at Cave Springs Elementary School in Floyd County.

It was in July 2016 that Amanda was diagnosed with Myelodysplastic Syndrome. And it was in April 2017, at age 38, that Amanda, then living in Kingston, passed away from complications resulting from a bone marrow transplant.

Amanda’s family and friends said she lived her life with a playful sense of wonder. She relished new challenges and experiences, whether it was hiking miles out of the way to sit beneath a mountain waterfall, bodysurfing on breaking waves, swimming with wild dolphins, participating in a mud run or playing chase with her children around the yard.

Through Amanda’s Hope, her family and friends celebrate Amanda’s joyful approach to life and her legacy of faithful service.

For more information about Amanda and Amanda’s Hope visit www.amandashope.net

Pictured with Amanda are husband Heath and children Emi Kate and Hayes. Photo/Submitted.