DC area Heroes to Hometowns Golf Tourney: October 7
September 24th, 2010 by MOTHAX
I guarantee a good time... This comes to us via our Economic Division in DC:
Andrews Air Force Base: home of Air Force One and the Third-Annual Heroes to Hometowns Golf Classic to be held October 7 at the golf course. Last year, while we were playing golf, the H2H Golf Classic raised $25,000 for The Legion’s Legacy Fund. The Fund awards college scholarships to military children who parent died in Operations Iraqi Freedom or Enduring Freedom. This school year (2010/2011) 13 such children received more that $45,000 in scholarships to attend the college of their choice. As if that was not enough, the day of golf also allows for wounded warriors in regional warrior transition units to hobnob with federal officials, business leaders and veteran business owners. By the end of the day, the wounded warriors have gained employment leads, valuable advice about returning to work in the civilian sector and mentors to help them along the way … the rest of us get chills watching wounded warriors overcome major disabilities to hit a golf ball in to a tiny hole. So, what could be better than the win/win situation of sending the day on the golf course with America’s heroes while raising money to help the children of our fallen heroes achieve their college dreams and full potential? Nothing. So, if you can make it to the DC area to play, please register. Prices are from $90 for a day of golf to $5,000 to be a sponsor. If you are unable to make it to the area, you can always provide a day of golf to wounded warriors by sponsoring their play. Also, we gladly accept donations in any amount or donations of door prizes. Both would be greatly appreciated. To register, or get more information about the Classic, you can do so my clicking this link.I played in this two years ago, and it is phenomenal. Just to watch some of these guys with prosthetics banging it out there 250+ is astonishing, and demoralizing as hell as I stand there deciding between my Driver which will put it in the woodline to the right, or my 4 iron, which on a good day might get 200. Seriously, if you are anywhere near DC you should play in this. I've long stressed that our wounded veterans are not "victims" but just guys and gals with new realities on the extent they can do things, and that extent on the golf course is better than any potential I have. Go and meet some of these heroes. And if you have the scratch, or own a company that does, think about being a sponsor.
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