Houston News: Golf tournament to benefit ‘fallen heroes’

February 23rd, 2012

By Carrie Thornton | Your Houston News | YourHoustonNews.com | February 23, 2012

During his two years of service as a U.S. Marine, Major John Postorino took his duty of looking out for injured service men and women and their families seriously.

In between visiting hospitals to ensure the fallen warriors were receiving proper care and treatment, Postorino encountered several nonprofit organizations aimed at providing funds for military families in need and one in particular stuck with him. So much, in fact, that the retired Marine and current vice president for Skylla Engineering has organized a series of fundraisers benefiting the organization.

As its first fundraiser of the year, Skylla Engineering plans to host a golf tournament on Feb. 27 supporting the Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund at The Woodlands Country Club.

“They (Semper Fi Fund) go above and beyond to provide service persons and their families with things so they don’t have to worry,” Postorino said, “such as paying for career and education assistance, post traumatic stress disorder support, as well as anything to make their life easier.”

Since August 2011, Skylla Engineering hosted fundraisers in Virginia, New Mexico, South Carolina and Mississippi, and hopes The Woodlands tournament will bring in $50,000 for their cause.

“We just want to give back to the men and women who fought for us,” he said.

Established in 2004, the nonprofit has provided more than $50 million in assistance to “fallen heroes,” according to a press release. And Postorino said it has fulfilled more than 38,000 requests for assistance since its beginning.

Tournament participants can register for $125 for a cart, greens fee, awards dinner and prizes, or register as a team for $400. For more information contact Susan Lewis, Skylla Engineering Community Event Coordinator at 281-467-1703.

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