Golf tournament to benefit wounded veterans
August 13, 2013
The Americans for Wounded Veterans benefit golf tournament is 8:30 a.m. Sept. 7, at Silver Oak Golf Course in Carson City.
Organizer Tina Luce, whose son Daniel Tingle was injured in Baghdad in January 2007, said she planned the tournament to benefit the Wounded Warrior Project.
"I know what the Wounded Warrior Project does for warriors and their families," Luce said. "It doesn't just stop with the wounded party, it's endless. They provide much needed assistance for families, provide therapy, help with prosthetics — they just kind of bring families back together."
Tingle, his wife and their two children moved back to the Johnson Lane area recently, and live near Luce.
The tournament kicks off at 8:30 a.m. with a shotgun start. The entry fee is $85 per player which includes morning refreshments and lunch.
Luce said she was grateful to Silver Oak for hosting the tournament.
"They graciously gave me the course on a Saturday morning in early September. This is going to be an awesome event. We hope to do it every year, and keep raising the awareness for these guys. Our veterans deserve the finest respect, dignity and honor we can give them," she said.
Luce said participants could register the morning of the tournament, but she advised places were going fast.
The full field is 144 players.
She is also accepting donations for hole sponsorship and raffle items.
The golf course is at 1251 Country Club Drive, Carson City.
For information about Wounded Warrior Project, visit http://www.woundedwarriorproject.org.