Letter From the Co-Chairmen
Tee It Up for the Troops Lakeville proudly hosted our 5th annual event at Brackett’s Crossing Country Club on September 12th, 2016. Featuring more than 140 golfers, 25 supportive sponsors, and a dozen dedicated volunteers, this 5th annual event at Brackett’s Crossing was a tremendous success once again. This event brought our total net proceeds to near $250,000 over five years.
While the golf tournament is the main event of the day, the opening ceremony brings many golfers and non-golfers back each year. The opening ceremony offers a patriotic and stirring opportunity to honor our nation, the men and women of our military and our freedoms. It is also a time to pay homage to the fallen veterans represented by our Gold Star families.
An 18-hole scramble golf tournament follows the opening ceremony. This year, preceding the the afternoon fund raising event, we had 36 veterans play in a 9-hole scramble, join the opening ceremony then stay for lunch. Mid-way through the afternoon event players were entertained by a joint air show over the course by four T-6 Thunders. The day wraps up with stories and memories shared with new and old friends at the cocktail reception and dinner program, which includes a silent and live auction, for all tournament guests. Also, joining us of dinner this year were fifty veterans and a guest. Our evening was capped off with a heart-felt and emotional performance by long-time Tee It Up for the Troops friend Rockie Lynne.
It is simply impossible to pull together this type of sizable event without great planning, organization, and implementation and so we say THANK YOU to our organizing committee and volunteers for your energy and your passion in serving the mission of Tee It Up for the Troops to support America’s veterans and their families!
There is still much to be done and we can NEVER stop in our efforts to show our appreciation. We do need your continued partnership, your sponsorship, your volunteer hours, and your commitment to this cause. Our support for American heroes should never end and they should never be forgotten. We look forward to an even bigger and better event in 2017. (September 11, 2017) as we strive to “honor, remember, respect, and support” all those who have served in the Armed Forces of the United States.
– Ken Titcomb, Rick Dale, Co-Chairmen
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