The Braves Alumni Association rolled into Knoxville on Monday for the first time. Former players Javy Lopez, Brian Jordan, Pete Smith and Greg McMichael all picked up their clubs and played a round at Avalon Golf and Country Club.
The tournament benefited Fostering Hope TN, which was started by McMichael's father.
"Kids that are in foster care, we're trying to provide them with backpacks full of supplies for school, for overnight, blankets for some overnight supplies for them and it's something that we really have a heart for because we've seen a lot of kids that we've come in contact with that just didn't have anything to their name," said McMichael.
Brian Jordan now works for Sportsouth as an analyst and is excited about the second half of the season.
"The hitting is starting to be much better," said Jordan. "They are starting to manufacture runs instead of sitting back and waiting on the home run. So, a lot of changes have been made and I think a positive for the Braves. They're going to make a serious run in the second half. I think a lot of guys are going to get hot, starting to get some confidence in their offense. The pitching has been great all season long and hopefully that will continue. If they can stay healthy, they may have a little run into the championship I think."