The Emily Bowman Charity Golf Tournament will be held 9 a.m. Monday Oct. 14 at The Golf Club at Bradshaw Farms in Hickory Flat.
Registration for the event will be held between 7 a.m. and 8:30 a.m. and the tournament officially kicks off at 9 a.m. Golfers as well as sponsorships for the event are needed for the tournament.
Money raised in the tournament will help the Bowman family pay for their daughter's medical bills and other necessities.
Bowman, a former Kennesaw State University student and Woodstock High School graduate, had been hospitalized in critical condition at Athens Regional Medical Center between Feb. 16 and March 8 when she was hit by a pick-up truck as she and a friend walked along Oak Street.They were walking on the grassy shoulder, investigators believe, when William Wilson Heaton's pickup left the road and then hit Bowman from behind as he returned the vehicle to the road. He left the area and abandoned the truck, police believe.
Heaton was arrested and charged with hit-and-run, driving under the influence, serious injury by vehicle, failure to maintain lane, reckless driving, and open container.
In June, he was indicted by a Clarke County Grand Jury on 13 counts, including DUI, open container, reckless driving, serious injury by vehicle, leaving the scene of an accident, failure to report the accident and failure to maintain lane.
Bowman was released from Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at Scottish Rite and returned home to a newly renovated home.
The renovations, done by Roswell-based Sunshine on a Ranney Day, include converting the den on the main level into a room for Debbie Bowman, which will allow her to be close to her daughter; converting the dining room into a bedroom for Bowman when she returns; remodeled a half-bathroom on the main level into a full handicap-accessible bathroom; remove carpeting and install new flooring in the main areas to accommodate Bowman's wheelchair; constructing a wheelchair ramp outside the front door of the home; and furnishing and decorating each of the new rooms.