The seventh annual Special Operations Warrior Foundation (SOWF) Chesapeake Bay Charity Golf Event will be held September 27 at King Carter Golf Club, 480 Old St. Johns Road, Irvington.
SOWF is an organization that is specifically dedicated to the military’s Special Operations Forces and their families, reported press coordinator Susan Woodard. Its mission is to provide a college education through grants, not loans, to every child who has lost a parent in the line of duty while serving in the U.S. Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps Special Operations.
To date there are 1,100 in the program, said Woodard. So far, 249 children of fallen Special Operations Warriors have graduated from college. Another 134 are presently enrolled in various colleges, universities and technical schools around the nation.
The speaker at this year’s event will be Kurt Muse, author of the book Six Minutes to Freedom, the story of his imprisonment in Panama and his rescue by Special Operations Forces.
“Please consider participating in this event or making a charitable donation,” said Woodard. “We are proud that it has received a Four Star Ranking by Charity Navigator for 10 consecutive years. Administrative overhead is 5 ½% which allows the majority of the event proceeds to flow directly to the families in need.”
The format will be a four-person captain’s choice. For a brochure with event schedule, sponsorship and registration information, call Tom Quinn, 703-402-6121, or Fred Gilman, 761-1427.
Individual contributions may be mailed to: The Special Operations Warrior Foundation, Chesapeake Bay Charity Golf Event, P.O. Box 81, Kilmarnock, VA 22482.