The eighth annual Special Operations Warrior Foundation (SOWF) Chesapeake Bay Charity Golf Event will be held September 26 at The Golden Eagle Golf Club, 364 Clubhouse Road, Irvington.
A cocktail reception will follow the golf event from 4-7 p.m. at the Hills Quarters Rec Center, 723 Old Saint Johns Road, Irvington.
“There have been several additions to this year’s event,” reported publicity chairman Susan Woodard. “We are honored to have SOWF president Major General Clay Hutmacher, USA Retired as our guest speaker.”
Bareford Buick-GMC in Tappahannock has generously donated a 2018 GMC Terrain for a Hole in One Competition on Hole #3, said Woodard.
The Lancaster High School Air Force ROTC will present the American Flag. The national anthem will be played by a group of Lancaster High School Band members, led by director Tyler Arnold.
The Special Operations Warrior Foundation is dedicated to the military’s Special Operations Forces and their families. 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 Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps Special Operations. To date there are 1,100 in the program.
So far 270 children of fallen Special Operations Warriors have graduated from college. Another 170 are presently enrolled in various colleges, universities and technical schools around the nation. Visit specialops.org.
“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.”
For event registration, contact 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