Giving Back to the Knoxville Community
Supporting local teams & businesses
Bringing People Together
Smith & Hammaker outreach efforts support youth education and improvement, local sports teams, and those in need. We’re proud to support the Knoxville community, whether we’re sponsoring a golf tournament fundraiser or high school football teams for Rivalry Thursday. Learn more about just a few of the ways we give back.
Join the Crowd at Rivalry Thursday
Featured high school football matchups get the pro sports treatment with Rivalry Thursday games.
Hosted on a local TV channel and streamed live online, these matches give local Tennessee schools a chance to show their stuff. The home team receives $500 for hosting the game, and the MVP of the game wins swag and a post-game interview.
Encouraging Student Entrepreneurship
With our Bags to Riches School Shredding Event, we offer free shredding to local high school groups.
School groups go to local businesses that need document shredding and charge any price they’d like to fill up the bags. We shred the contents of each bag for free, and the school groups keep all of the profits.
The group with the most profit wins an extra $2,500 during Rivalry Thursday football season.
Join Teams that Make a Difference
Smith & Hammaker sponsors the East Tennessee FCA Golf Tournament to help the Fellowship of Christian Athletes local chapter with their annual fundraising efforts.
Athletes for Hope assists athletes in contributing to community and charitable causes and inspiring others to do the same. Smith & Hammaker sponsored their recent international mission trip to help communities in Morocco.
When local high school student JT Brooks suffered a spinal injury during football practice, Smith & Hammaker jumped in to help, donating to support his medical bills and therapy through a Help Hope Live campaign.