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Wounded Warriors: Golfing ‘Fore’ Veterans

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On Monday, October 8, 2018, local nonprofit Wounded Warrior Homes will host a special golf outing, the Fairways 4 Veterans Tournament, at Shadowridge Golf Club. Each $150 entry fee allows a veteran or active-duty serviceman to participate as well. Proceeds will be earmarked for the Wounded Warrior Homes, providing transitional housing to single post-9/11 veterans with Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and Post-Traumatic Stress (PTS).

Wounded During Service to our Country

Almost daily, there are veterans who become profoundly impacted by the aftermath of combat or other military duty. The invisible injuries of PTS and TBI can make it difficult to re-assimilate back into civilian life. It is sometimes difficult for veterans who have provided good service to this country to cope with day-to-day life again, after having been exposed to traumatic events during their service years. Wounded Warrior Homes assists the transition back to civilian life for these veterans who have given so much to our country.

Wounded Warrior Homes

Wounded Warrior Homes is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing transitional housing accommodations to single veterans of the post-911 era. While the organization does not itself build or donate homes to veterans, it does strive to do everything possible to provide housing for veterans who find themselves temporarily unable to manage their own housing needs.

Along with transitional housing, Wounded Warrior Homes helps veterans by providing hands-on resources for improving their coping skills, and guidance in the process of making the adjustment from military service to living independently. In this way, veterans have a safe place to recover, and a place to get their civilian lives on track.

Wounded Warrior Homes is comprised of individuals with a profound sense of appreciation for the commitment and the sacrifices made by military personnel to protect this country, and the organization can only exist because of the financial support of like-minded citizens. For this reason, the agency is always seeking support from individuals, corporate sponsors, and grass-roots volunteers, who wish to acknowledge the tremendous contributions made by veterans. Anyone can become involved in the great work being done by Wounded Warrior Homes, simply by contacting the organization and volunteering their time and effort to help the veterans of our country, who have been somehow wounded during their period of service.

Details of the tournament

The $150 registration fee entitles you to participate as a single, while foursomes can register for $600. Check-in time for all participants will begin at 9:30 on the morning of October 8th. The shotgun start will begin for all at 11:30 a.m., and there will be a 19th Hole Dinner Celebration and Auction to follow. Prizes will be awarded to participants in the Longest Drive, Closest to the Pin, and Putting Strokes competitions, which everyone can register for.

Even if you can’t play, you can become involved by donating to this very worthy cause for the veterans of our nation.

Michelle Stansbury is a freelance food, travel, and lifestyle writer. Feel free to reach out to her at [email protected] with story ideas!

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