Golf tournament to help wounded vets
MANCHESTER- The Vermont Veterans Golf Tournament Committee is hosting its eighth annual tournament on September 4, on the rolling greens of the Manchester Country Club. The tournament originated in 2012 as a way to raise awareness for wounded veterans across Vermont.
The tournament was born with the intention of focusing awareness on the needs of Vermont’s wounded combat veterans, and it has evolved into an event that recognizes all Vermont veterans, while it raises money to assist veterans organizations providing services to those Vermont veterans. Since the first tournament in 2012, the committee has raised more than $240,000, with 100% of sponsor donations being distributed to organizations serving Vermont’s veterans.
Many organizations receive funds through the golf tournament. Among them are: the Vermont Veterans Home, where the resident assistance fund provides specialized equipment or contributes toward non-medical needs; Bennington County Meals on Wheels delivers hot meals throughout Bennington County to a population identified as 70% veterans; The Dodge House provides temporary placement for returning veterans; the veterans outreach and Family Resource Center coordinates a host of resources to assist veterans; habitat for Humanity has received funds to assist a veteran purchase a home. In 2018, the tournament donated a total of $9,500 to assist these organizations.
To enter a team into the tournament visit www.vtww.org and click on the “register” tab, print out the application, and send it in. Entry fee is for three golfers and sponsoring a veteran as the fourth golfer. Organizers will pair a veteran with each team, no need for the team to locate a veteran to participate.
On September 4 the Vermont Veterans Golf Tournament will begin with registration at 11 am, then lunch and opening ceremonies followed by a day of golf. After the golf there is a banquet. Each golfer will receive a commemorative golf vest, hat, and challenge coin.
For more information or to donate visit www.vtww.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org.