On September 11, 2017 we remembered those that gave the ultimate sacrifice and those that have fought for freedom. It was a spectacular day for paying tribute to our veterans and raise funds to build a house for a veteran. The day began with bagpipes and a beautiful rendition of the Star Spangled Banner.
50% of the proceeds went to Journey Home to benefit Staff Sergeant Theo & Jamie Rex. With the other 50% going to fund the national organization. Tee It Up in conjunction with A Veterans Journey Home made this golf outing possible. “Tee It Up for the Troops believes in engaging and inspiring communities across the United States to do great things on behalf of the military men and women who have served and sacrificed so much for our freedoms. Tee It Up for the Troops combines golf events with an inspirational ceremony, instilling a sense of pride, honor, respect and appreciation for all those who have served and given so greatly” says Tee It Up For The Troops. A Veterans Journey Home services veterans who often have “underlying issues affecting their abilities to integrate back into society and regain their productivity and self-worth. Veterans Journey Home can help begin the journey of a new start.”
Everyone played 18 holes of golf in the name of Tee It Up For The Troops. Meanwhile, the Stinson Services crew sat at the 1st hole and the 18th hole raising even more cash to build a house for. Tom Parafinik and I were at the 1st hole. We had a table full of gifts, two rolls of raffle tickets and a golf bag full of numbers. We sold raffle tickets 1 for $10 or 3 for $20. The raffle prize was an overnight at Grand Casino. If you bought 1 or 20 raffle tickets you got a prize from our fabulous prize table. Prizes included golf towels, Prince Cd’s, a honey baked ham sandwich…. We raised $960!
At the 18th hole they had a contest that for every hit off the fairway you were entered to win a Golftec Swing Analysis. They had 80 out of 120 golfers that didn’t hit it to the fairway. Better luck next time guys and gals.
The picture above features members of the Stinson Services team along with Len Ericson, a veteran of Vietnam. It was a beautiful day in which we paid our respects for our military family.