Annual William Johnson Memorial Banquet

Presented by Tri-Star Real Estate & Auction Co

On May 7th we are kicking off the 2024 Annual Campaign by premiering our Second Annual William Johnson Memorial Banquet. This event is named in honor of one of the largest philanthropists to the Sparta YMCA.

About William "Bill" Johnson:

  • Bill was born and raised in Sparta, TN, where his ancestors have lived since the early 1800’s
  • The Johnson farm loaded in Sparta has been in the family for 125 years
  • Bill was a strong supporter of Future Christians of American (FCA), Young Life, Cru, and the YMCA
  • Bill was the largest donor to the Sparta YMCA
  • Bill earned a scholarship to the University of Tennessee, where he started at Guard
  • He became a 3 time Letter winner and was named All-SEC and All-American Guard
  • He helped lead UT to SEC Championship in 1956
  • Upon returning to Sparta in 1961, Bill soon went to work at First National Bank, where he ultimately served as President

We have several opportunities for you to show your support. This is going to be an exciting and thrilling evening filled with testimonials of success, a live and silent auction, vision casting, and keynote speaker Kellie Jolly-Harper! We would love to have you join us! You can sponsor a full table or purchase individual tickets. 

Gold Sponsor: $2,000

  • 8 seat table
  • 1 month corporate membership
  • Presented plaque
  • Signage at the YMCA
  • Recognition on social media
  • Sponsor banner on website
  • Swag bag

Silver Sponsor: $1,500

  • 8 seat table 
  • Presented plaque 
  • Signage at the YMCA
  • Recognition on social media
  • Sponsor banner on website

Bronze Sponsor: $750

  • 8 seat table
  • Announcement at event 
  • Recognition on social media
  • Sponsor banner on website

Friends & Family Table: $250

  • 6 seat table

Individual Ticket: $50

Buy Tickets Here!


Duck Pond Manor
665 Duck Pond Road
Sparta, TN 38583

Date & Time:

Tuesday, May 7th • 6PM

Meet & Greet with Kellie Jolly-Harper at 5PM

For additional information, email our CEO at or our Program Director at