Sparta, TN - Marine veteran and Sparta, TN native Kevin Honaker will host an 18-hole golf scramble to benefit Semper Fi Fund and the America's Fund Program. Kevin lost both legs to an IED in Sept 2011 while serving in Afghanistan. He is an honorary member of Sparta Country Club.
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A silent auction of celebrity items will also take place to raise funds. A couple of the items included in the auction are: an autographed football signed by Johnny Majors (former Univ. of TN Football coach and College Hall of Fame coach); and an autographed baseball signed by Hall of Fame Detroit Tiger Al Kaline.
The event will take place April 19, 2014 at the Sparta Country Club, 129 Lester Flatt Rd., Sparta, TN 38583 (approximately 80 miles east of Nashville, TN – Sparta. The club is a non-profit nine hole semi-private course)
Registration fee is $60 per golfer and hole sponsorships are $200.
For more information contact Greg Gaynor, VP Sparta Country Club, firstname.lastname@example.org or call: (931) 252-0397
About Kevin Honaker, USMC
In September 2011, Lance Corporal Kevin Honaker, a native of Sparta TN, was serving in Afghanistan as a Combat Engineer. His ongoing mission was to search for and disable improvised explosive devices (IEDs), protecting his fellow Marines. On the September 13th, an IED exploded beneath Kevin severely damaging both his legs, forcing doctors to amputate one above the knee and the other below.
After initial care in Germany, Kevin was transported to Walter Reed Hospital in Bethesda, MD. His 8 month rehabilitation included ten surgeries and fitting of prosthetic legs.
Kevin returned to Sparta in 2012 and is attending Tennessee Tech University in Cookeville, majoring in Natural Resources Management. He hopes to continue his education after graduation at Auburn University. In his spare time, Kevin enjoys golf and has been awarded a lifetime membership by Sparta Country Club. He also enjoys fishing, hunting, and driving his pickup.
Kevin and his family were greatly helped by the Semper Fi Fund during his recovery and rehabilitation. It was his request that Semper Fi Fund and it's associated America's Fund benefit from this event.