MTBJ is proud to announce that the 2018 recipients of the Maury County Benefit Ball’s annual Lucille Queener Courtney award are none other than our own Dr. Jeff and Tina Adams! The event, held Saturday, March 3rd, has been held since 1980 and serves as a fundraiser for various community groups each year. This year’s fundraising recipients were aMuse’um Children’s Museum and Maury County Students in Transition.
The Lucille Queener Courtney Award was established in 1992 to recognize a Maury County resident(s) who has shown dedication to community service. This year’s prestigious award was presented to Dr. Jeff and Tina Adams for their outstanding service to this community. Since becoming residents in 1991, they have worked tirelessly to help the youth of this community as well as support many foundations throughout the county.
The primary focus of Jeff and Tina’s volunteering has been with the youth within the community. In the past, Tina has been a board member for King’s Daughters, Family Center, CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates), and the Boys and Girls Club. She is currently a board member for Young Life, Youth Education Foundation, and a constant volunteer for the James K. Polk Association. Tina is also a founding member of Kid’s Kingdom. Tina has also given her time to Linebackers, Girl Scouts, Rotary, Leadership Maury, and as a past Co-Chair of the Maury County Benefit Ball.
Dr. Adams has always donated his time to keep school-age athletes healthy by being a solid presence on many sidelines including Columbia Central High School, Marshall County, and Chapel Hill. A staple in many schools, he has provided sports physicals to a large number of athletes in Maury County. Dr. Adams does this all on his own and with no compensation for his time and care. Yearly, he has participated in the Arthritis Foundation Walk, to help raise funds for research to cure arthritis.
While their two children, Jennifer and Jonathan, were young, Jeff and Tina became involved with Brown Elementary. They continued to support this school long after their children have grown up. They have served as PTA members, Tina as a room mom, and both as volunteers for any task that was needed throughout the school. Tina actively participates with children who need extra help with reading on a weekly basis.
We send our congratulations to Dr. Adams and Tina for this well-deserved award!