The National Retired Military Golf Championship recently made waves by raising an impressive $13,000 for charities that support veterans and their families through player fundraising and raffles. In this blog post, we will shed light on the incredible generosity of the players and delve into the inspiring work of the five organizations that received these much-needed donations: Folds of Honor, Fisher House, Code of Support Foundation, Carolina Forest JROTC, and USO.
Carolina Forest JROTC – $1,000
The Carolina Forrest Junior ROTC cadets have directly participated in our tournament for many years. On the tournament’s final day they provide the “Color Guard” for our National Anthem and perform the flag ceremonies for our retiree players on the 9th and 18th greens.
Supporting the future leaders of our nation, the Carolina Forest Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (JROTC) instills essential values of leadership, discipline, and citizenship in high school students. This program prepares young minds for a successful future and fosters an appreciation for service to others and the community.
Folds of Honor – $3,600
Folds of Honor is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing educational scholarships to the spouses and children of fallen and disabled service members. Founded in 2007 by Major Dan Rooney, the organization aims to honor the sacrifices of military families by ensuring their loved ones’ legacies are preserved through education.
Fisher House – $3,600
Fisher House Foundation is known for its compassionate support of military and veteran families. The organization provides a network of comfort homes where families can stay free of charge while their loved ones undergo medical treatment at VA hospitals or military medical centers.
Code of Support Foundation – $2,400
The Code of Support Foundation is on a mission to bridge the gap between civilian and military communities. They offer personalized assistance to veterans, service members, and their families, helping them navigate the complex web of support services available to them. By providing essential resources, mentorship, and guidance, the Code of Support Foundation empowers those who have served to access the help they need.
USO (United Service Organizations) – $2,400
The USO has been a lifeline of support for service members and their families since 1941. Through a vast network of centers worldwide, the USO offers programs and services that boost morale and provide a sense of home for those serving far from their loved ones. From providing entertainment to essential services and support during deployment and transitions, the USO plays a vital role in enhancing the lives of military personnel.
Thanks to the generosity of the players in the event, let us be inspired to follow suit in our own ways. Whether it’s supporting a local veterans’ organization or participating in fundraisers, each act of kindness contributes to the collective effort of honoring those who have served our nation with dedication and sacrifice. Together, we can continue to make a difference and create a brighter future for those who bravely defend our freedom.