SEEKONK, Mass. -- Monday, August 6 will be a special day at Ledgemont Country Club as members, guests and community businesses come together for the second annual Day of Thanks Golf Tournament. This commemorative event was created to salute and remember the brave men and women who fought and continue to fight to keep this country free and safe. The tournament beneficiary is WISH For OUR HEROES, a national 501©(3) military charity dedicated to helping military members facing hardship through the granting of wishes.
In 2011, Ledgemont hosted the inaugural Day of Thanks Golf Tournament and raised $26,000 as businesses, club members and the local community generously participated. The tournament was sold out within days of its announcement and the club anticipates the same commitment on August 6.
In order to accommodate more golfers, Ledgemont has decided to open the course to both morning and afternoon tee times. Sponsorship opportunities also are available at various levels starting at $2,000 and going up to $10,000.
Day of Thanks was started by Ledgemont member Buddy Trinkle and his friend Sharon Teich whose son Bernie was severely injured by a roadside bomb explosion in Iraq. It is the wish of the tournament committee to host wounded service people to an unforgettable day of golf.
For more information on sponsorships or playing spots, contact Sharon Teich at 401-241-7215 or Steich55@gmail.com.
About WISH for OUR HEROES
This is a national 501(c)(3) charity, dedicated to assisting the men and women of the United States active-duty military. WISH for OUR HEROES launched in November of 2009, in honor of 1SG Thomas G. Wells, who was a career Marine. The founders of WISH for OUR HEROES served on active-duty and while deployed, they recognized that a serious need existed within our military ranks. There were no charities that focused on not only helping military members falling into these extreme categories, but also helping the average, hard-working military member going through a difficult time. WISH for OUR HEROES saw the toll that war takes on families back home, and we needed something that could help families with small issues. Small issues can spiral into larger issues, and larger issues can spiral into things like divorce, suicide, and all of those problems our military members face as a result of daily military life. For more information, please visit the website at www.wishforourheroes.org.
Jane Dally/Patricia Norton
On Course Strategies LLC