Host Kevin Rhea of The Housing Hour

Kevin Rhea, VP director business development and MIG Bobby Denton Charity Classic tournament organizer, spent a few minutes with Mark Packer of WVLT-TV the other day talking about the upcoming event.

If you would like more information about playing or sponsoring please go to

MIG Charity Classic

St. Jude Mission Statement


The mission of St.Jude Children’s Research Hospital is to advance cures, and means of prevention,for pediatric

catastrophic diseases through research and treatment. Consistent with the vision of our founder Danny Thomas, no

child is denied treatment based on race, religion or a family’s ability to pay.


Our vision is to be the world leader in advancing the treatment and prevention of catastrophic diseases in children.

This vision will be pursued by providing outstanding patient care; by conducting basic, translational and clinical

research designed to elucidate biological mechanisms, understand disease pathogenesis, improve diagnosis,

enhance treatment outcome, prevent diseases and minimize adverse consequences of treatment; and by educating

health care and scientific researchprofessionals. Through these efforts we seek to cure and enhance the quality of life for an increasing proportion of children who come to us for treatment, and by expanding and sharing knowledge, to advance treatment of children with

catastrophic diseases worldwide, while developing strategies to prevent catastrophic diseases in children.


Our foremost responsibilities are to the children with catastrophic diseases, their families, and to the donors that have committed their personal resources toward our Mission. To fully meet these responsibilities, we are committed to an
explicit set of values. These values are the standards of behavior that we use to guide our daily actions and decisions. We will ensure that these standards of behavior are adhered to through ongoing training of all personnel working at
St. Jude, and by annually evaluating the executive leadership, faculty and staff in their adherence to these values.
Our values of ethical behavior are an important part of who we are, and their incorporation into the
fabric of the institution directly impacts our ability to make progress toward achieving our Mission, while simultaneously strengthening our reputation.

- A commitment to provide our patients with the highest quality of medical and supportive care, and their families with the level of information and support necessary for them to make informed decisions and to become active participants in the care of their children.

​- A commitment to respect the ethnic, cultural, religious and
lifestyle differences of patients, their families, our colleagues and our

- A commitment to our donors that every dollar donated will be wisely spent toward achieving our Mission of advancing cures, and means of prevention, for pediatric catastrophic disease through research and treatment.

- A commitment to a culture of excellence, innovation and creativity, not only in our research, but in everything we do.

- A drive and a sense of urgency to succeed.

- Honesty, integrity, and accountability in our actions and decisions.

- A culture of trust and teamwork.

- Respect for the employees under our supervision.

- A commitment to the continual development of our employees.

- A commitment to diversity.

- A commitment to social responsibility and institutional citizenship on a local, state, national and global level.

To effectively live up to these ideals, institutional leaders and all employees must maintain a culture that promotes adherence to these values in all that we do.

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is internationally recognized for its pioneering research and treatment of children with cancer and other life-threatening diseases. The hospital’s research has helped push overall survival rates for childhood cancer from less than 20 percent when the institution opened to almost 80 percent today. It is the first and only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center devoted solely to children, and no family ever pays St. Jude for anything. For more information, visit

Tennessee Valley Realty Associates

Special Guests


Working for MIG allows me the tools other lenders simply do not have, because we offer such a diverse range of loan products that suit every individual client’s needs. My office is located at MIG’s Corporate Headquarters in Knoxville, TN, which means that I know my Processor, Underwriters, and Closer personally. Get pre-qualified today by visiting or call 865-850-2418.


Scott Griggs

Principal Broker & Owner


Tennessee Valley Realty Associates

Scott Griggs, Principal Broker and Owner, founded Tennessee Valley Realty Associates in 2010. Amidst major changes in the real estate and mortgage markets, he developed a new approach to the traditional Real Estate Brokerage. Abandoning out dated techniques, utilizing current technologies and looking ahead to respond to future market trends, are what sets him apart from others. Scott graduated Auburn University before moving to Knoxville in 2001. Beginning in consumer sales, he moved to the mortgage industry and worked as a mortgage loan officer for several years. This inside knowledge of loan programs, lending guidelines, underwriting processes, inspections and appraisals gives his clients a tremendous advantage when buying or selling property of any kind. Not all real estate contracts make it to the closing table. Issues with buyer financing are the main reason for failed contracts. The ability to identify potential problems or weaknesses in advance, often provides the valuable time needed to take action to prevent a failed contract. After many years of closed mortgage loans, Scott put away his mortgage calculator and loan program guidelines and applied for his real estate license. After 5 years of industry experience he applied for his Broker license in Tennessee.
Scott embraces continuing education as a core competency that sets himself apart from his competitors. Knowledge of market trends on the local level and insight of what is trending on a national and regulatory level provides valuable information made available to clients and agents within the firm. Scott has found a way build a real estate firm comprised of highly trained consultants rather than a traditional sales staff. When it comes to real estate transactions, every TVRA buyer or seller client gets an individual designated agent. Each agent has been trained to handle any situation presented but also has the backing of the entire TVRA team.  Give Scott a call or drop by our Bearden office today.

Tennessee Valley Realty Associates is a full service real estate brokerage, including property management services covering the East Tennessee area. Based in West Knoxville, TVRA covers Knoxville, Maryville, Powell, Halls, Karns, Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg and surrounding areas. We pride ourselves in providing the very best client services in the industry. Each client is represented professionally, efficiently and with their end result goals in mind. As East Tennessee residents, we understand the pride and value of home and business ownership and strive to pass along this time held tradition to everyone we work with.  We are “Invested in East Tennessee”.

Tennessee Valley Realty Associates is a team of hand-picked agents ready to help you buy, sell or lease property in the East Tennessee. All of our agents have completed state and national licensing requirements and comply with continuing education on current real estate topics. All of our agents are members of the National Association of Realtors, Tennessee Association of Realtors, and the Knoxville Area Association of Realtors. In addition, TVRA has agents that hold various designations including Short Sale and Foreclosure Resource (SFR) and Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR). We are a team of diverse individuals with positive personalities that adhere to the highest standard of ethics. We have bi lingual agents and can offer translation services if requested.  Our expertise includes buyer and seller representation, whether you are a first time home buyer or a seasoned real estate investor, we’ve got an agent that is invested in your real estate interests.