Wings for Our Troops 1st Annual Golf Tournament

My sister, our family, and her friends have outdone themselves again this past weekend (Oct. 8th) on their second fundraiser to raise money for Wings for Our Troops as well as this fundraiser they incorporated another very worthy cause, Wounded Warrior Project in honor of Lt. Charles Lemon US Army who was wounded in Iraq while serving our country.  This was the first time my sister had ever hosted a golf tournament and she did an awesome job!  She had lots of family and friends that helped her out, but it was all her organization and take charge skills that got the job done.  They had a huge turnout and although they lost 5 golf teams they still had 13 teams that played and with that, along with the sale of t-shirts and donations they collected a total of $3,651.00 for Wings for Our Troops “in loving memory of CPL Chad S Wade” and $900.00 for the Wounded Warrior Project “in honor of Lt. Charles Lemon”.  Lt. Lemon of the US Army, 22, lost both his legs when his vehicle struck an IED in Iraq.  The WWP is very instrumental in the rehabilitation of these warriors and it wouldn’t exist without all of you donating like you do.  On behalf of a grateful nation, thank you Lt. Lemon for your service and sacrifice.

There were over 100 people in attendance at the golf tournament on Saturday including volunteers and golfers as well as folks just showing up to show their support.  Among one of the people in attendance was CPL Steven William McDonald USMC who served 5 years and is now attending college.  Thank you on behalf of a grateful nation CPL McDonald for your service and sacrifice.

There were lots of good food and prizes handed out throughout the tournament and among those were 16 trophies/plaques awarded for different things such as “closest to the pin”, etc.  As you can see from some of the pictures below they had a great time and the weather couldn’t have been better for a nice game of golf for two very worthy causes.

I want to give a very special thanks to my sister Paige (aka Amber), her girlfriend Dawn, and O and all the golf teams that showed up to play as well as all the volunteers (to include my mom and other friends and family) that sold t-shirts and helped with the food and prizes.  This could not have been as successful without each and everyone of you.

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