Supporting the Helen Ross McNabb Center since 1972

Russell Biven hosts Clayfest to “Pull!” for a good cause

The community is invited to support the 2021 Russell Biven Clayfest on Friday August 6 & Saturday August 7 at Chilhowee Sportsman’s Club in Blount County.

Russell Biven hosts the tournament to benefit mental health, substance use and social services in East Tennessee provided by the McNabb Center. Russell spends time during the event speaking to participants and partaking in the activities. 

Clayfest includes two flights on Friday and a morning flight on Saturday. Participants receive lunch from Dead End BBQ, a goody bag, an event t-shirt and use of a golf cart. Individual and team prizes are awarded after each flight. 

Russell invites participants and volunteers to come out and support the Center.

“Clayfest is especially important this year as the need for mental health services continues to grow,” Russell said. “Come join us in busting some clays for an excellent cause.”

Volunteers can sign up online and will receive at-shirt and lunch. To sponsor the event or register a team, call Lindsay Hughes at (865) 329-9031 or

Russell Biven Clayfest is presented by Cherokee Distributing in memory of Herb Ogle, a longtime friend and supporter of the McNabb Center. Herb was active in the Russell Biven Clayfest and served as an event committee member for many years. 

The McNabb Center is the region’s leading nonprofit provider of mental health, substance use, social and victim services. By focusing on an individual’s “Well Mind, Well Being,” we provide a quality and compassionate approach to care from infancy through adulthood. Since 1948, the Center has proudly served individuals with the most needs and fewest resources. Today, the McNabb Center delivers support to more than 30,000 people throughout East Tennessee each year. For more information, visit or call 1-800-255-9711.