Neighbors Go | Neighborsgo.com | October 13, 2011
The Brookhaven Country Club was home course to some 200 golfers teeing up for a cause on September 12, 2011. The Helping Our Heroes Golf Tournament and Dinner, sponsored by Wells Fargo Advisors, raised $65,000 to benefit the Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund. Participating in this first year event were local notables Roger Staubach, Bob Lilly, Jr., and Steve and Lauren Christensen.
The event's Guest of Honor was Dallas-raised Cpl. Patrick Myers. Myers, who enlisted in the Marines in 2003 and suffered a leg-amputating accident in 2005 will be one of the local recipients of funds raised from this event. Myers military accolades include Combat Action Ribbon, Purple Heart, Sea Service Deployment Ribbon, Iraqui Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal and National Defense Service Medal.
In addition to the tournament competition, guests participated in a silent auction and enjoyed a moving dinner speech given by Guest Speaker, General Don Lynch.
About Helping Our Heroes:
Helping Our Heroes Foundation is a 501(c)(3) grass roots organization founded in 2011. The vision is to help those that serve so that we do not have to. These Heroes may come from the Armed Forces: Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard, and National Guard or from our Local Police, Firemen and First Responders. The vision is to support charities that directly support these heroes and do not have a robust fund raising operation in house. Each year the Board of Directors will select a charity to be the beneficiary of our fund raising activities. All proceeds from the funds raised - net of direct expenses - go to the selected Charity. No one receives any compensation and there are no expenses incurred for the fund raising. Marketing materials and many of the expenses for fund raising activities are donated as in kind sponsorships. The 2011 recipient of the funds will be the Semper Fi Fund to help our injured marines, sailors and their families. For more information. visit http://www.helpingourheroes.us/